BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Great, big beer. Had on tap at their tap room in St Louis. Rated with another app. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with a medium white head. Smells bready, fruity, and a touch spicy. Taste is light fruits and subtle spiciness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Grand Cru finishes with a spicy tingle. wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Aroma is yeast/spicy and fruit. The flavor is yeast, bananas, spicy and a good malt backbone. Very good BSA. Pumpkin87 (248) - - OCT 28, 2016
Pours attractive old gold with a bit of yellow sparkle, a frothy white head that leaves a bit of lace and some nice skim.
Nose is orchard fruit, yeast, alcohol. Palate opens with pears and rhubarb, quickly giving over to honey and bread. Lots of yeast, as befitting the style, some coriander and floral, perfumed hops kept in their place.
Medium body, but the attraction is the foamy mouthfeel, carbonated but silky, not spiky. This approaches Unibroue style, and of course, La Fin du Monde is a distant beacon lighting the goal.
Grand Cru doesn’t develop the complexity to get that far, but it is another very good effort from one of the most consistently interesting US brewers.
Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Very nice exhaltation when I popped the cap on this brew. Big head of white bubbles that reduces kind of slowly. Decent carbonation. Lots of fruit (pear and apple) and yeasty notes. Light bit of spice and lots of carbonation in the nose. Color is lighter than I expected. Kind of a medium gold in color. Wow, pretty big alcohol presence with some more light fruit, white grape and pear, some spices and light grainy malts. Very smooth and a bit fizzy in the mouth. I am starting to really like these Schlafly brews. Finishes clean and warming with some lingering fruit. A pretty darn good brew.
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice, no freshness date.ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2009
A: Very slightly hazy amber body with small carbonation bubbles steadily rising to the creamy thick white head. This is a great looking beer!
S: I’m only smelling yeast presence. A slightly chalky and ripe banana aroma is prominent, mild cloves. This smells good, but a bit weak.
T: The intro doesn’t have much going on but the yeast quickly comes in and makes it’s presence known giving a slightly chalky flavor with lots of fruit of bananas and some strawberries transforming into a dry medicinal cherry finish with mildly warming spices lingering on my tongue after the sip. I am enjoying this, the yeast is highly showcased here and it’s doing a good job.
M: Very fizzy creamy body with mildly sharp carbonation here. This feels good going down.
O: This is a good beer, I’m not sure why the low ratings but I’m enjoying this very much so. There’s a good amount going on in this that keeps me interested and nothing is immensely overpowering the next. I like this!
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright, orange-gold body with a fizzy inch of white head.
Smell: Fragrant fusion of juicy fruits paired with top-notch wine liberally coated with sugars rules the nose with the light, delicate maltiness tucked far, far in back.
Taste: Toothsome candy sweetness envelops lesser tastes of bready malts and toasted barley. A few sliced peaches and dried figs. Refill! Splash of Essencia Orange Muscat dessert wine garnished with honeysuckle. Meager hint of hops and bitterness. Slight background yeast component. Some alcohol warmth on the fruity, downright winey finish. Refill!
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Moderate carbonation, certainly on the effervescent side of things.
Drinkability: A fine, fun beer! For me, the alcohol was quite well hidden, making this one very drinkable, even downright chuggable. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a very dark golden color with a little haze to it, white head. Light fruits, dark fruits, yeast, and some alcohol on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint during their Schlafly Total Tap Takeover. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral notes, light spice. Tastes of herbs, spices, floral notes, Belgian yeast, citrus fruit and peel. Medium body with a dry finish. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden body under a foamy white head. Aroma is nutty, esters, sweet, banana. Flavor is orange, banana, clove, bubblegum. Effervescent mouthfeel. Quite good!