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


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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Grand Cru is a speciality beer carefully crafted by Belgiums 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 Crus 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle poured into St. Feuillien glass. Commonshawn, rosskyle, samalito, and dubtully also present at Dulle Griet. Golden with effervescence and a slight haze. Nice, half finger white head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty with a vibrant nature. Maybe a little banana. Taste follows the lead of the aroma with tripel like qualities mixing with hefeweizen style banana/wheat notes. Slight citrus and maybe a little metallic but it doesnt ruin the experience. Very delicious with an effervescent mouthfeel and lingering spicy aftertaste. Worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1942) - Gomel, BELARUS - FEB 15, 2017
Clear golden, moderate white head. Weak retention. Medium body. Powerful malts on taste. Melon, pear. Light bitterness. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (495) - DENMARK - FEB 10, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2017 From Bruxelles airport; pours golden with big white head; aroma is banana, some spicy, gentle hoppy and that delicate belgian aroma so hard to describe; taste is fruity, banana, malty, slightly spicy, hoppy perfume like, low bitter finish with some spice and alcohol; mouthfeel is creamy with medium carbonation and rather thin body; doesn?t feel like almost 10%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maupie (1008) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2017
33cl fles. Tweeschijn goudgeel kleur, fijne romige witte schuimkraag. Aroma van citrus en mout. Smaak is zoet, honing, citrus en sinaasappel. Licht lichaam, veel koolzuur. Een mooie bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (3096) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 8, 2017
Botella @Seor Lpulo, 08/02/17. BBD: 28/11/17. Color dorado, aromas levadura, sabor sabor dulce maltoso,especiada cuerpo denso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (922) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2017
L: -pours a cloudy golden with a medium,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -banana,grainy,cereals,honey,slight orange,white wine,herbal,spicy,citrus T: -honey,grainy,orange finish F: -high carbonation -medium to full body -alcohol noticeable O: A really good Belgian Strong Ale/Tripel Hybrid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (834) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 Wow. Virkelig en god og spndende Belgisk Strong Ale. Tilpas med sdme og vitterhed i smagen. Kan anbefales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (4406) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is dough, spicy yeasts, touch of banana. Taste is sweet dough, spicy yeasts, esters, sirupy, sticky. Silky mouthfeel, sweet finish. Too sweet for me, but well-executed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banzale (244) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2017
Acheter tabac&co palais des bires dans famiflora dottignies. Bouteille de 33cl. Verre teku. Couleur dore avec une excellente brillante. Bulle assez fine et visible . Mousse abondante et laisse un col de mousse sur le compte tour du verre . Au nez : note de levure , un peu de houblon traduit par des note fruites agrumes. En bouche : le houblon bien prsent montre de suite le caractre de cette bires . Houblon type agrumes avec de la mandarine et pamplemousse. Un peu de sucre galement. Peu tre aussi avec le malts. Le dry hopping bien fait son travail le houblon est lamertume sont longue mais pas stagnante et rcurent. Lalcool ce fait ressentir mais trs bien quilibr. Excellente longueur malgr cest 10%. Trs bien faite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarrach76 (212) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2017
Belle blonde, trs claire et transparente, avec de lgers reflets or. Grosse mousse dense la verse, blanche, centrale et stable. Nez trs intrigant : le caramel tout dabord, le pain chaud, lamande, la cassonade, la vanille, le zest de citron vert, le pamplemousse, lorange, la citronnelle, la coriandre, le miel, la banane, la pomme, la paille... Le tout est assez quilibr, mais lassemblage interpelle. En fond, un tout petit arme minral. Intressant en vu de la dgustation ! En bouche, bonne carbonatation, alcool excellent avec une main de fer dans un gant de velours et texture ronde. On a limpression de croquer dans une pomme verte et de la pche blanche, trs belle fraicheur. La levure est impeccable, trs sobre, tout juste perceptible. Les houblons sont bien floraux en bouche, superbes, ce quon navait pas forcment au nez. Lamertume est assez sage, mais elle est trs longue et une fois installe, difficile de sen passer ! En arrire bouche dexcellents malts qui rajoutent une touche caramlise gourmande et pertinente avec lensemble. Le palet est un modle de rondeur, un rgal. Le final est reposant, avec les notes vgtales et les malts... Des armes trs intressants mais des saveurs exquises. Presque un sans-faute ! Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

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