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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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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4.1
Pumpkin87 (250) - - DEC 17, 2017
Clear gold color with very little head presages the crisp, unfussy appeal of this beer.
Nose is spicy cookies with whiff of apple, but the palate presents more traditional banana and clove. A hint of citrus provides some backbone without undue bitterness.
Very nice seasonal treat that could hold up in warmer weather too.

3.3
Nero55 (945) - Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle. Golden with medium white head. Aroma of malt, banana, and some sweetness.Malt, medium sweetness, banana, light coppery finish.

3.2
wombat23 (1838) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Best by 2/15/2017. Clear pale gold with a short-lived small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, mild fruitiness. Taste is Belgian yeast, spice, fruit, clove. Okay.

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darbeer75 (1046) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2017
Aroma: light belgian spice with odd undertones; Appearance: clear golden pour with thin white head that disappears; Taste: follows nose with strong belgian spice; Palate: medium body with long spicy finish; Overall: okay but not interested in getting again.

3.3
OnTheTrail (594) - Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours clear golden, white head. Aroma is spicy, cookie dough. Less so on the taste , which is more apples, mild hops, some yeastiness.

3.7
closey22 (2110) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Clear pale yellow gold with rimming white head; aroma is hoppy malty sweet blend; flava is sweet grainy Belgian yeasty head NRA of bananna; feels medium light and silky with lively fizzy foam; finishes tangy semi dry grassy/straw notes

3.2
abdiorio (43) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Light gold color. Smells like wheat, oats and malt. Tastes malty with spices and a slight hop in the finish.

3.2
hershiser2 (3702) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, West Richmond. Pours clear golden with no head. Aroma of grape, banana, toast, bubblegum. Flavor is light clove, coriander, bubblegum, white pepper, a bit of earth.


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