Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Grand Cru is a speciality beer carefully crafted by Belgium’s St Feuillien Brewery. This extra-blond amber nectar masterpiece undergoes refermentation in the bottle, resulting in a beer endowed with unforgettable character. The secret lies in the unique combination of the most noble hops and the finest aromatic ingredients. Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices. Its full, white head is light and frothy, and when poured it creates a subtle lace effect. The very pale colour of Grand Cru lends clarity and brilliance to its body.
Grand Cru’s delicate nose is a veritable cascade of hoppy aromas with hints of fruitiness coupled with subtlety and sheer richness.
When savoured, the first sip is light and intriguing. The next impression is one of a slight bitterness full of captivating nuances. When it hits the palate, Grand Cru creates a lingering moment of hoppiness, rounded off by an intense yet pleasant bitterness.

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phfyysik (1464) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2017
Pours clear golden with high white head. Aroma is malts, cinnamon, yeast, some sweetness, grassy notes, caramel. Taste is caramel, bitter, citrus, some yeast, pine, cinnamon, some grass, roast, light yeast. Nice beer!

CraftyHare (129) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2017
330ml bottle pours clouded yellow with bubbly white head. Aromas of Belgian hops, candy sugar, bread yeast and alcohol. Tastes of fermented fruit, floral characters, grain, yeast, wine wine vinous and vermouth. High carbonation, 9.5% alc vol and dryness give this beer a unique champagne-like quality. Body is a little thin to hide the high alcohol, but still a well crafted beer.

budedou (1062) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2017
Couleur or doré avec tête blanche. L'arôme est la pâte, les levures épicées, le toucher de la banane. Le goût est une pâte sucrée, des levures épicées, des esters, sirupeux, collants. Bouche soyeuse, finale douce. Trop doux pour moi, mais bien exécuté.

Muggus69 (2759) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2017
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 03/06/2019
Looks great in the glass - holds a big rocky head atop a hazy bright straw body.
Yeast-driven nose - pepper, clove, nutmeg, apple, sultana, apricot, with a measure of cereal & hay malt.
Good weight, lively creamy carbonation, warming booze throughout dries out on the finish.
Sweet maltiness upfront - cereals, sweet bread, hay moving onto peppery, woody spices, ripe stonefruits & pears, lingering spice on finish, touch of bitterness & booze.
Yeah, nice!

tomandoaltura (363) - - NOV 21, 2017
Cerveza de moderada claridad y buen encaje. Buena presencia de lúpulos en nariz y notas afrutadas en boca. Intenso amargor.

depeche (4) - Komenda, SLOVENIA - NOV 16, 2017 does not count
Fruity. Noble hop presence. Peppery. Appearrance acc to style. Taste goes in the direction of of aroma. A bit of effervescence on a tongue. Really nice hoppy finish. There's a lot of bubbles coming to your tongue, so the start is just harsh, but in the end is what you really want from this kind of beer. I won't rate this beer as a perfect 20 just because of the possible better options that I haven't tasted yet. Just one of the best beers I've ever tasted. Good job, St. Feuillien

Ritzn (1890) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2017
Clear golden with little white head. Aroma is grass some banana some green stuff some dandelion. Taste is bitter noble hops with some spiky grassy accents. Like a good heller bock. Finish is very spicy and intensely grassy. Still a bit one dimensional. Alcohol well hidden. Good.

VertBaconStrips (2408) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Wrung this out into my stolen Duchesse glass. Massive bright white head from a very aggressive pour, light white gold drinkiny stuff. Dry crackers, creamy lemon, freshness, lightly spiced yeasty things with the what believe is a faint banana - doesn't seem right, coriander, slight earthiness for the aroma. My very first taste pushed a big alcohol wave on me. The second was not that bad, the third it morphs into more of a harshness from the bittering. Either way, alcohol can be found throughout. Lemon, orange peel, stiff lengthy spice, coriander, el yeasto, super quiet peach, dryness. Well carbonated, long attentive sharp bitter finish. Surprisingly filling and lightweight at the same time.

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Rubin77 (2667) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2017
F: huge, white, not long lasting.
C: blonde, hazy.
A: malty, fruity esters, coriander, orange peels, bit yeasty, bit spicy.
T: malty, orange peels, coriander, fruity esters, peach, floral, bit spicy, light hoppy, very good balanced and tasty, medium to full body, high carbonation, according bar code this is either alias for regular St-Feuillien Grand Cru or newer version we will see, very good, enjoyed, 33cl bottle from Cora Woluwe-Saint-Lambert in Brussels.

Earlier Rating: 1/27/2016 Total Score: 3.6
F: white, quite big, but not very dense, and poor retention.
C: yellowish, a little hazy.
A: malty, spicy, lemon, like coriander, orange peels, honey, hint of grassy floral hops, yeast, sweet estery fruity, peach, apricots, hint of alcohol.
T: malty, yeasty, nice complex hops, like lemon, orange tones, dusty, medium to full complex body, lively carbonated, a little oily on the palate, good rich BSA worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Match supermarket in Brussels.

dfearnley (2342) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2017
Aroma of apple, pepper, orange liqueur, licorice, oak and wheat. Cranberry, orange liqueur, cherry, pepper, yeast, lemon, bubble gum and hops. There's so much going on here. I was quite surprised. Somewhat boozy.

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