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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
67% ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in oak barrels, 33% ale brewed with agave nectar. (Released in 500ml cork/cage bottles at brewpub, on May 10, 2009, later rebranded as Grand Cru)

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taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Orange, mostly clear, decent head. Lots of pineapple mixed with other tropical fruits. Taste is not quite sour, but full of spices. It’s very dry and finish very crisp.

3.2
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of pilsner malt, minerally, some peaches, residual sugar. Tastes of agave, tarte, chewable vitamins, molasses, slightly spicy with a buttery finish.

2.7
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Somewhat, ...who am I kidding? Mostllt translucent. Light gollden color. Thin, white ring head. Stiff, fruit Peel and yeasty sour aroma. Sour flavor. Slightly sweetened by the agave. Starts full and finishes lean. Cheers!

3.9
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours a gorgeous clear gold with a small head. Aroma is lovely with apple, oak and alcohol. Medium in body with minimal carbonation. Flavor is sweet and at first has a strong honey component. Once the initial sweetness subsides, there are many complex flavors working here. Oak, apple, booze, and a tartness are all present. Very interesting brew here.

3.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, slight marzipan, light oak, light almonds, slight pepper, and slight clove. Poured yellow/gold/slight amber in color with a small, white head as a film on top of the beer and around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Taste of pale malt, alcohol, slight butter, light apple, slight coconut, and some strange and unidentifiable flavors. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Medium to heavily sweet, malt, butter, apple, coconut, wood finish. 12.5%ABV is noticeable in the flavor.

3.2
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours crystal clear golden amber with a big pillowy white head that shows excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is very sweet with lots of candi sugar and all kinds of overripe fruits like pears and apricots. Tons of booze, especially tequila, and some spiciness from the wood. Taste is hot up front - definitely no hiding the alcohol in this one. That initial boozy spiciness gives way to the sugary fruit notes with some bananas and fruity esters. The mouthfeel is full bodied, really sticky and crazy boozy. This is a decent beer but pretty extreme on the both the sweetness and alcohol scale. Little bit of this goes a long way...

3.6
ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Date: October 17, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Flying Saucer Translucent golden, little sweet, little sour and slight alcohol finish. Pretty decent brew.

4.3
jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pours a two finger, white head that fades quickly and leaving no lace. Clear light amber color. Good carbonation, medium bodied. Fruity yeast nose. Flavor is sweet, spicy fruit and yeast, high ABV is hidden, smooth finish. Pricey, but worth trying at $14.20 for a caged & corked 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, Me.

3.4
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Mostly clear golden body, thin to medium off-white head. Nose of alcohol, light fruits, and sugars, with light tannic oak. Prickly, boozy, sweet body with tart, honey-like sugars, light fruit, hints of bubblegum, and alcohol. Tangy and intense, a somewhat fleeting pleasure.

3.5
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle from Fort Worth labeled as Grand Cru. Nice pour with a big foamy white head. Fairly benign aroma overall. Ho-hum flavor. Kinda sweet but nothing big. Crazy enough there’s no hint of the 12+ ABV. Aroma improves to wine-like notes as it warms but the flavor turns south with raw alcohol...damned if you do...


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