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RATINGS: 378   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3697) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch, after many unsuccessful attempts. Thanks Paul! The appearance is crystal clear and golden hued, with an eighth inch of white head that leaves a far amount of lacing behind. The aroma is of sweet fruits, spices and alcohol. The beer is very assertive and / or bold. Put simply, this beer tastes like strong alcoholic apple juice, with a present sweetness throughout. The flavor is odd, though not necessarily off. I thought it was mediocre, and was a bit disappointed. Frankly, I expected better. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-18-2010


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Infected. Gushing as fuck. But still really tasty. Great barrel work.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2017
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, rich fruit/agave, floral, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, honey, tropical fruit, agave, and vinous notes; Warm finish; Needs a little more balance - but interesting & decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
750ml bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

String raisins and dried fruit aroma. Some spices, quite strong bread and biscuits taste, great spiciness and dried fruit sweetness

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hajsman (316) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (504) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1255) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2017
Flaska bishops rebro. Grumlig orange kulr. Doft av russin, grna vindruvor och fat. Smak av smrkola, druva och mandelmassa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (390) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (668) - 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.

3.7
   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


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