RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Murky pale orange with scant, creamy white head (barrel-aged) / Sweet nose of cactus, cut pine, citrus, orange, caramel, and bourbon barrel / Medium to full body, some tartness and acidity, sweet, with good balance and finish, and alcohol well masked / Flavors of cactus, lemon, caramel, pine, and bourbon barrel / An interesting idea with promise; however, the flavors here never really mesh, perhaps because the body isnt quite big enough to stand up to the acidity of the cactus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hajsman (208) - Gdask, POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Tequila, alcohol aroma, getting worse with time. ABV is definitely more then alcoholo that coul be noticed. Its ok but nothing cool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (457) - SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2017
Flaska frn Bishop rebro. Grumlig orangefrgade med liten kolsyra. Doft av bourbon- fat och torkade frukter. Halvfyllig st kropp. Smak av av bourbon- fat, smrkola, sutan- russin och plommon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1187) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2017
Flaska bishops rebro. Grumlig orange kulr. Doft av russin, grna vindruvor och fat. Smak av smrkola, druva och mandelmassa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle from Cask N Flask, San Jose. Seem to remember splitting it with Hatzer. Coppery orange fogged with bits under a brief white head. Mad squashy dried fruit, Nice biscuits dipped in bourbon nose. Elegant coconut, vanilla pod custard flavour smeared with mellow fig. Chewy sweet dessert wine blended with bourbon, less heat. Vanilla and coconut macaroon dominating. Zero alcohol. Light dusting of cocoa powder. Fine brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (372) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2016
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a hazy yellow, thin white head. Nose is yeast, light fruit, raisin, slight malt. Taste is medium bodied, sweet. Finishes silky and smooth. Great Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (650) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2016
(Bottle) Murky, red mud body with a minimal white head, almost flat. Strong alcohol in aroma, wood, orange, some berries, vanilla, mild spices. Light bodied, flat. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours copper with a quickly receding, bubbling head. Wafts of vanilla, raisin, plum, caramel, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Taste has lots of the classical Belgian characteristics: slightly spiced, sweet, crisp and effervescent. The golden raisin/plum/prune is present, with a pleasant buttery oak finish. Slightly astringent, but at 12.5% that's not really a surprise. The reviews knocking the style as inconsistent and different aren't wrong; to me it just feels like the blend works more often than it doesn't. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2481) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: hazy golden beer with small carbonation, yeast particles, small white foam effervescent as champagne when served. Smell: champagne nose at the beginning. Sweet caramel and malt domination, alcohol notes. Nice bouquet nose, lot of ester. Taste: full body with caramel domination malt. Very intensive malt presence, small effervescent on mouth. Caramel attenuation, alcohol and astringent. Very sweet. Aftertaste: caramel malt, sweet caramel and astringent alcohol. Good complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a dissipating head and aroma of fruits and caramel. Taste is of fruits, hops, caramel, and oak notes into the fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2082) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Pours a light copper rusted color with a small beige head. Nose is sweet and fruity . Taste is oaky with tart fruit. Finishes on the same tasting notes, with a oaky tannin finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10

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