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

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (468) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 4, 2014
Ottima birra da degustazione (come scritto anche sulletichetta), molto simile alla dupont avec le bon voeux. Laroma inebriante: si percepisce un chiaro floreale che invita alla bevuta, accompagnato da un pi leggero fruttato. In bocca risulta molto interessante. La prima parte del sorso lascia trasparire un dolce ben fatto, tra il fruttato e il mieloso. La carbonizzazione buona, ma assolutamente non invasiva (forse leggermente di pi sarebbe stato lideale). Anche questa frizzantezza aiuta a stemperare un po il dolce per lasciar spazio a note pi agrumate (tra gli ingrediente c la vitamina C: cosa mai vista!!!) e ad un leggerissimo amaro (che si avverte soprattutto nel retrogusto, senza mai per essere predominante). Insomma, una birra di gran classe, che offre un ottimo potenziale per gli abbinamenti gastronomici. Lunico difetto (se proprio si vuole trovarne uno) che avrei preferito che sul finale si sentisse maggiormente lamaro o lagrumato. Sentivo infatti che il dolce iniziava a diventare leggermente stucchevole. Ritengo quindi il formato da 33 cl ideale: di pi forse, avrebbe iniziato ad essere troppo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6815) - Troms, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Flaske 330 fra Vinmonopolet, Troms Langnes. Lys gyldenbrun. Uklar. Hyt luftig skum som varer og etterlater litt lacing. Aroma av krydder & frukt. Smaken det samme. Avslutningen er trr frukt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pepper, cilantro, basil, and yeast. Flavor of grass, yeast, caramel, herbal, and pepper with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2014
2014.06 - bier van de maand-proeverij ten huize Klaas - teveel koolzuur om ten volle van te kunnen genieten

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma: caramel, bread, cereals, some light resin. Appearance: pale hazy gold, big frothy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, light notes of alcohol, low carbonation, very light bitters at the very end. Overall: great Belgian Strong Ale, fantastic aroma. Bottle from Beer of Belgium, Ypres.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9537) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with a lacy white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with some banana ester and a nicely bitter hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodrigobasso (9) - - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
Cerveja belga muito saborosa, porém com um sabor característico e bem forte! Para apreciadores de cervejas fracas esta opção está descartada!!!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (393) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2014
Vierte color amarillo oro, media capa de espuma blanca de burbuja fina que perdura en la copa largo rato. Aromas a levadura belga, fruta ctrica y melocotn; en boca entrada suave y maltosa con notas a especias; el amargor es muy sutil con el alcohol bien integrado y pos gusto largo y semidulce , cuerpo y carbnico medios, una buena cerveza fuerte ale belga.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14473) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of yeasty fruits. Med body. Flavor is yeast, touch of fruity ester, non-NW style hop. Its well balanced, sweet notes and hop bitter all at once. No alcohol issues. Quite tasty. Refined even.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Poured a very pretty hazy light amber with a lively head. Faint musky nose. In the mouth it is very soft and pleasing. Noe heat from the alcohol.


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