dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
This is a rich, thick, sweet beer, with a very hoppy finish, especially for a Belgian. A tasty aggressive beer, but perhaps a bot over-hopped and under-spiced for the style. jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours a golden copper with a big tan head with good retention that leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is oak, floral and spicy hops, and light caramel. Initial taste is oak followed by floral, citrus, and spicy hops. Finish is a bit nutty and fairly bitter. Medium body. Medium carbonation. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Floral hoppy aroma from a dark amber pour with a big fluffy lacing head. The flavor is quite malty sweet with some caramel. The end is very bitter, loaded with hops. A very nice after taste lingers. A full mouth feel with a peppery quality, very crisp and clean. bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a huge fluffy light tan head. Nose is full of hops-not what I would think of a grand cru. The taste is a bit chocolate, hops are there but not dominant, the three beers blend together well. The body is the big thing here-fluffy, but full and fills your mouth with flavor. It brings out the flavors big time. This is a delicious beer no matter the style or name. thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Pour is an amber with a very large tan head. Aroma is smoky and oak with some alcohol. Flavor is oak, molasses and some dark bread. The oak-aged Bigfoot takes over everything the other 2 beers would offer and that’s were this one will lose points. As a beer alone Bigfoot is great but when your looking for the other 2 and get nothing it kinda disapoints. Still its a big bottle of oak-aged Bigfoot and its kinda tasty.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
750 ml bottle from Tournament. Dark light brown/reddish color with a soapy eggshell colored head that leaves nice lacing. Awesome hopes aroma, notes of pine. Flavor is very complex, with oak, hops and sweetness. Lingering bitter finish with more sweet oak notes. Awesome beer. ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 20, 2010
On tap at Two Fools. Didn’t do it for me. It wasn’t bad, but the combination of all those good beers was lesser than the individual pieces. It was either not enough hops and too caramelly malty sweet, or the reverse. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is kind of light. There’s some faint caramel, grapefruit, pine, and a touch of oak. It pours a transparent amber with a real nice creamy off-white head that leaves behind a sheet of lace. You can’t really find fault with the appearance. The flavor starts with some caramel and light fruitiness. The finish has lots of grapefruit hops, lighter pine, and just a touch of oak. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2010
750 ml caged corked bottle. Pours dark copper with a frothy tan head. Nose is big on hops, fresh citrusy hops and also some earthy undertones, caramel malt, dark fruits, piney hops, oak, vanilla, scorched sugar, and charred oak. Taste is primarily citrusy and piney hops, caramel malt, oak, vanilla, winter ale spices. A great mix of three wonderful SN beers. You really get a taste of each. Awesome Grand Cru. Mouthfeel was creamy, perfect for the style. TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper pour with a thick, frothy beige head. Aroma is rather hoppy and citrusy with spicy notes and big caramel. Taste is big spicy and piney hops, citrus oils, orange, caramel, light toffee and sweet malt. Body is resinous but thick with strong carbonation. Finish is more big caramel notes, pine resin, citrus, orange peel, spicy hops, and chewy malt.