RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Intensely fruity and complex Belgian-stlye ale. This special beer is brewing art from start to finish. A full mash tun of malted barley is required to reach the high gravity required for this style, along with a high percentage of a special classic Belgian-style malt. Noble hops are added sparingly to the kettle. During the long boil special kettle sugars are added in the Belgian tradition which lend unique flavors in the fermenter. A classic Belgian yeast strain is pitched and the long fermentation is monitored closely as the flavors develop. The beer is then chilled and aged before being kegged and bottled.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
25th October 2008. Hazy brown beer. Sweet slightly spicy dry stout. A little fruit in the mid but lots of candy dries it out. Distinct toffee undertone and a dry fruit saccharine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Young’s Brewing Company--Dick’s Belgian Style Grand Cru--2001 Release--12 oz. Bottle---9.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian--Grand Cru--Clear rich golden red color hazed by rich sediment. Light head. Rich lace. Malty Belgian spicy floral fruit ester front. Sweet thick rich Belgian body. Sweet tangy spicy end. Malty with mild esters. Rich! 12/10/2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2010
In the bottle from Dick’s. Pours a cloudy light amber with a big giant off-white head. Has a huge banana aroma. This is a very nice beer, flavor has big lemon and candy sweetness. This has the medicinal belgian overtones of a grand cru. You cannot tell that this beer has any alcohol at all, much less 10%. It’s that smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
Sour aroma. Pours a cloudy orange, nice head. Mostly sweet with burnt fruit and prunish flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
12oz bottle, courtesy of SuzyGreenberg. Thanks, Ben! Pours a hazy, deep honey-amber color; very light tan head with excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass; a gorgeous, creamy pour. The aroma shows a whole bunch of overripe fruits and sticky Belgian sugars; dense, hint of tartness, a pervasively tart red fruit note: lots of good elements here, but just very sweet and very overripe all told. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation, creamy texture; the overripe, lightly tart characteristics take less of a role here than in the aroma, but don’t leave altogether: honey, sticky-sweet Belgian sugars, overripe and lightly tart red fruits, a nicely peppery and cotton candy-laden yeast character... again, a whole lot of lovely elements here, just overly sweet and lightly tart in a red-fruit-fermenting-on-the-ground sort of way; generous, hidden alcohol; solid overall, if effusive. Long finish: peppery and bready notes, red fruits, and a nice emergent dryness; this actually reminds me quite a bit of some of the Abbaye des Rocs beers...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009

11/08/2009: Dick’s Grand Cru... Aroma: Big nose containing lots of sweet-smelling malt and ripe fruit. Appearance: Milky, opaque burnt orange color; minimal crown. Flavor: Cherry almond; a bit Sherry-like; sweet; fruity; sticky finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; a bit stickly. Overall: Quite good.

12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 10% by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thank Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #116 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2009
12 oz. bottle from Scrizzz; thanks man I appreciate this. Big time haze with a nice fluffy head. Orange/brown in color. Wow, this thing looks pretty good. Nice yeast malt aroma, but it is rather weak. Candy sugar and sweet aroma. As said, not very pungent. Bottle says 10% alcohol? Wow, nice sweet dark fruit flavor. Yeast is there, but doesn’t really make that big of an impact. A very sugary/sweet grape flavor. Other than the fruit not much going on here. The beer is very smooth. I love the dark fruit flavor because I get some grapes and slight figs, but nothing else really. Not very nuanced, but damn glad to have tried this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and caramel aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a drinkable sweet beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle Pours a murky light brown with a good off white head. The head lasts well and produces good lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity. The carbonation is good. Flavor is sweet and smooth. The alcohol is well hidden. Has a slight burn but not bad. The texture is resiny. Has a medium to full body. A good finish with a mild aftertaste. Has some floaties swirling around but such a murky beer it is tough to spot them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Nice billowy head. Creamy mouthfeel. Unfiltered and that detracrs from the experience. Orange-gold color. Dark cherries, oranges, and lemons.. semi-dry finish.

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