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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Grand Cru rewards like dry Champagne with aromas of passion fruit and exotic spice.

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3.5
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Indy Winterfest ’09. Light golden brown with thin white head. Very sweet round caramel tinged nose. Lightly fruity. Esters. Thicker body. Lower carbonation. Sweet light appley fruity caramel. Light alcohol. Lingering sweet. Light astringency. A little bit of smokiness maybe, unexpected.

3.7
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
750ml bottle. Bottle conditioned. Served in a chalice. Lots of carbonation. Poured an orangish gold. Big head that dissipated fairly quickly. Spicy aroma with some sugar and a little banana fruitiness. Fairly dry beer. Malt is there, but not overly sweet. Medium bodied. More spice and burnt sugar. Not terribly complex, but very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Fruity. Maybe a bit too much for a Grand Cru. Puts it on the Tripel border. A reason why both the Schlafly Tripel and Grand Cru came out at the same time? Not a lot of malt or deep flavors we get from a Grand Cru like Alesmith’s. Good amount of yeast in the flavor. Nice overall.

3.6
kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Looks like a good barrel-aged bourbon in the glass. No hed or lacing. The beer coats the glass with a thin film when swirled. Strong aroma of barley malt and vinegar. The taste has belgian yeast, malt and and alcohol. It has a medium body and the finish is smooth and flat.

3.8
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
I was not quite what to expect from this draft pour at the St. Louis brewpub. Came a very attractive rich amber color that was so clear it looked like glass. Nice white head and lacing. Nose of good ripe fruit, with banana on top Smooth mouthfeel. Good flavors with lots of citrus. Nice finish. A very enjoyable brew.

3.5
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2008
On tap at the Brewpub. Poured a deep amber color with a small head that left great lacing. Smelled of fruit and yeasty. Tasted of earthy tones with alot of fruit flavor, especially banana. Some notes of raisins and slight spice of hops at the finish. Left a very robust flavor in my mouth that lasted long after my drink. Solid Belgian from a St. Louis brewer I have come to enjoy very much.

3.3
wxman (1848) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
From growler at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy golden amber color; has only a brief bubbly white head. Aroma is ripe bananas and spices. Taste is bananas, citrus, yeast and sweet malt. This is good stuff. Another fine effort from the Tap Room!

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13824) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Draught at St. Louis Brewery Schlafly. Pours hazy amber with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie), average hops (flowers), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of banana and bubble gum. Full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.2
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours a fairly see through darker golden yellow. Light head retention. Malt and spice come through on the aroma, but its not powerful. Heavy spices, seeming cardomonish. Quite malty, fairly syrupy body. I

2.9
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Tried this at a Hop in the City as their festival beer and it was a little too sweet for my liking. Worth a try if you like this style.


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