GarrettB (1620) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
A few years ago I went to a Denver beer tasting with a bunch of sophisticated, urbanites. The theme of the night was Grand Cru’s, with the Rodenbach taking first place. Ever since then I’ve had a soft spot for Grand Cru’s - leniency by association. However, the Green Flash Grand Cru has staid my prejudice. The flavor is watery, carbonated, and has flavors that remind me of my old college’s chemical stock room. Its the kind of flavor that is bitter and pungent in all the wrong ways, and I actually considered making this one of my very few drain pours. The flavor is mildly salvaged as the beer warms up, bringing out flavors similar to a simple stout, but the Green Flash Grand Cru remains a bland, simple beer. This is strange. The aroma is fragrant with wood and dark cherries, giving off a fresh and slightly sour smell. This is usuall a good sign. But sadly, this dark brown beer beneath a light brown head is a blemish in my memory on the good Grand Cru name. marcus (10473) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Pours black with a generous tan head and a raisin and dark malt aroma. There is a pleasant sweet malt flavor with dark fruit and hazelnut, finished with spice and hop bitterness. Very complex and tasty. MHED (114) - lisle, USA - MAR 5, 2010
22 oz. bomber. pours cola color with deep ruby highlights. forms tan head which disapates quick. aroma is ripe plum and raisens baked with brown sugar, then add carmelized buble gum. starts with a burst of tongue tingling dark sugar which quickley turns to a dry peppery spiciness. warming after taste that lingers nicely. FROTHINGSLOSH (7932) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a large foamy beige head. The aroma is candied fruit, caramel, molasses and a light yeasty undertone. The flavor was nutty and malty with notes of caramel, candied fruit, a touch of molasses and a hint of spice. Faint alcohol shows through. The finish was long and the beer was fairly full bodied. Well done. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
(cask at draught house) pours deep brownish ruby. Nose of light citrus hops, dark bread. Taste of grass, spices, odd vegetable taste, coffee.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bomber from the Orland Park, IL, Binny’s: It pours a clear reddish brown body with a beige head that soon reduces to a ring. The aroma is spicey and yeasty, has some dark berries, caramel, floral scents, and alcohol. The flavor has all that as well has charred raisins, a floral/earthy bitterness, burnt toast, and more alcohol. The finish is dry and warming. Pretty nice. garfunkalow (1) - USA - JAN 30, 2010 does not count
a little darker in color than anticipated. it is smooth with little harsh alcohol burn. quite enjoyable. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Pours dark brown with a white head. The aroma is very sweet with dark fruit. The flavor is Belgian yeast and cand-dugar with some dark fruit mixed in. The alcohol is present and is warming. A pretty basic Belgian-inspired beer, but nothing special. Still, I don’t think anyone will be disappointed if they try it.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head that mostly dissipates, atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, anise, some raisin, alcohol, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, anise, some alcohol warming, bittersweet chocolate. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
translucent deep tan pour with bare film head and low carb. aroma is lightly boozy, rocky yeast and well developed caramel. flavor is nearly cloying malt flavor that lingers, lightly spicy and some prune. yeast provides some counterpoint to gigantic caramel but not quite enough.