RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with imported Belgian malts and a blend of exotic spices, BJ’s Grand Cru has a malty character with a whirlwind of fruit and spice flavors. First brewed to celebrate the new milennium, BJ’s Grand Cru has been a seasonal tradition ever since. This Belgian-style amber ale is bottle-coinditioned and flavorful enough to age in the bottle for many years. Like a fine wine, the beer will change over time as some flavors mellow while others become more pronounced. For optimal aging, we recommend that you store BJ’s Grand Cru for at least one year at between 55 and 65°F. Or enjoy it now!

Silver Medal winner (Belgian-style specialty ales) Great American Beer Festival (2002) World Beer Cup (2000)

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dsimpson (1) - - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
The beer is in the discussion for the best beer period. Off-center and spectacular.

4.6
Jpattavina (2) - - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
Love this beer.

4.4
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
PPSAF 07.absolutly stunning nutty and sweet an original grand cru as it taste like a nut brown. Both sour and nutty. Delicious.

4.4
Stevowp8 (2) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012 does not count
Wow! I am drinking the 2012 Grand Cru and its amazing. Paired it with blue cheese, candied pecans (lightly toasted with olive oil and brown sugar), carrots, green onion, (our version of a) house salad and a bbq chicken pizza. Everything about this beer is excellent! Try it and I know you will like it! Definitely $10.00 well spent!

4.3
htomren (12) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 20, 2002
Bursting with sweet and spicy flavor. Rich and tasty, excellent by itself or with one of BJ’s famous pizzas.

4.3
Stoyke (4) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Smells delicious, sweet to start with a zesty and powerful finish i wish they'd sell it to go I hate waiting a year for it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
euniceradio (537) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Thin white head. Aroma of orange juice, banana, apricot, spice and roses. Taste is same with apple and bubblegum. Malts are roasty and smooth. Finish is boozy, hot, spiced and flowery. Mouthfeel is medium, oily and highly carbonated.

4.2
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 On tap from the Chula Vista location: Upon viewing of the ale, it is a glowing orange yet very similar in appearance to a wit. Small formation of head that clears away to a naked grand cru that was served properly in a commemorative glass which was free but I forgot at our table as we left from dinner. I was really ticked off when I visited a week later and re-ordered the very same beer only to find out they weren’t giving away the glass anymore and it was for sale for five dollars. Anyways, my nose was delighted when a spiced and yeasty combination of clove and coriander was the initial and full aroma smell. The flavor is heavily spiced with clove, coriander, banana and orange peel tastings. Very much like a hefeweizen and still meets the Belgian standards of strong ale all wrapped up in the same drink.

4.1
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Mild alcohol taste with some banana, apple and slight citrus notes. I was amazed at how smooth and easy drinking this was. I am always impressed with BJ's quality.

4.1
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
This belgian ale pours with a deep amber brown body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and spicy with a slight note of dark fruit. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Full bodied, smooth and slightly warming.


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