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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian-style strong golden ale showcases a variety of the ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Flying Fish beers. The Grand Cru is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers adding an undercurrent of fruitiness and clove (although there is no fruit or spice in the beer). Very lightly filtered, the Grand Cru exhibits complex mouthfeel, strong malt flavors, a spicy hop presence and a soothing alcohol warmth, followed by a clean, dry finish. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself.

Malts: Two-Row Pale, Cara-8, White Wheat, Demerera Sugar, Acidulated
Hops: Styrian Golding, Columbus
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Style
Original Gravity: 15.7 plato

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (355) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Slightly hazy copper-colored beer with a medium fizzy bright white head. Somewhat sour nose of lemon, clove, and rice wine vinegar. Flavor is not quite as sour and spicy, and is actually more on the sweet side with prominent kandi sugar, sweet cereal grain, and pear followed by a rather dry bitterness that ends quickly, Good beer in the Belgian style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESPh (132) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours a nice golden color with white lacing. Sweet, floral aroma. Nice flavor of sweet fruits: plum and grape. Pleasant finish. It could use a little more of something to make it stand out but overall very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle from Parkway Corner (Philadelphia). Hazy golden body with slight head. Nose is sweet, floral, honey and grapes. Quite nice. Taste is sweet, plums, grapes. Really prickly like a sparkling wine. Crisp texture. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlindGuardianco (77) - - JUL 9, 2016
I was hoping for a more interesting beer, it was not bad but with the name and price I was expecting a bigger and bolder combination.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle to shaker glass, pours almost clear straw yellow. One finger quick white head, no lacing, no retention, Aroma banana and Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, slightly bitter with typical Belgian sourness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of banana, pink peppercorns, coriander, esters, barnyard and herbs. Not a bad beer but feels more summer than winter to me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (483) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2016
slight malt aroma, golden in color and clear with little head. taste is mostly malty, strong hints of lighter caramel malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Decent. Pours gold with a white head. Banana notes on nose. Medium body. Easy drinking brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
benpickens (488) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Pours gold with little, white head that doesnt hold well; banana esters on the nose; medicinal smooth finish. Mild and uninspiring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bready yeast spice aroma, noble spice hop, corriander. Pleasant Pours a hazy golden color with small wispy white head Bready yeasty spice flavor, corriander. Medium full bodied with medium co2, lingering yeasty finish. Enjoyable beer. Good intro Belgian style beer. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1816) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Pours golden orange with a one finger white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, fruity ethers, bready malts, candied fruits, and some light citrus. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, slightly dry, medium finish. Overall, a decent Belgian ale that might be lacking in body a little.


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