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


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RATINGS: 676   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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Andy_ (1106) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Clear white golden beer with huge cloudy white head. Pouring in the yeast makes it opaque. Aroma has Belgian yeast, slight tartness, crisp citrus, toffee sweetness and pale maltiness. Pouring in the yeast tames down the aromas. Flavor is yeasty, honeyish sweet, citrusy crisp, tart and bitter. Palate is thick with high carbonation and some bitterness. Finishes with less than medium bitterness and alcohol. Aftertaste has some subtle sweet fruitiness. Pouring in the yeast tames the alcohol and adds fruity sweetness. The alcohol disturbs a bit, but a pretty good Belgian strong pale ale, nothing special.

Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow white pour with a nice white head. Floral, herb tea, bread tobacco. Smooth and sweet body with brandy like sweet floral finish. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bosskie (881) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Light transparent hay colour with quiet carbonation and a frothy head.Hoppy smell with some white pepper and salt. Bready yeasty. Taste is fruity bready with subtle alcoholic warmth and light bitterness. Minerals and a hint of vanilla. Some citrics and a nice watery finish. Silky and slightly chalky. Nice to drink but not terribly special.

Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pour is murky light golden with a terrific fine bubbled one finger white head in this glass ; its sticky, it retains well - its what you expect. The nose is fruit esters, baked bread, caramel malt, and grassy hops. It came across more like a tripel initially ; but the malt presence is , I suppose, more robust. Anyway - its heavy on the hay and grassy hop notes, moving to more caramel and sweet bread, a light spicing, fruit esters are present; this is quite a belgian, but i has a slight off putting note and a touch of bitter near the finish ; I enjoyed it, but It didnt feel perfect to me.

MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful super blonde colour with a very generous white head. Aroma of fruits, orange. Flavour is fruit, spices, malt. Very good.

rgfellow (100) - - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden with sizable, finely bubbled head and lacing. Aroma is all Belgian - fruity esters and unmistakable yeast profile. Taste is fruity - booze is well masked. Dry finish.

DrWally (52) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
at home, from a bottle. sweet smells, reminds me of something that I cannot immediately label (caramel?). Nice golden color, crystal clear, thick head. very very good.

Ferris (15012) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle - Fruit esters and Belgian yeasts. Pale yellow and effervescent and thin head. Rich and thick, little booze, hay and more fruit esters. Strong Belgian flavours, rich body in a champagne like look. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

tfredvik (1939) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Almost completely clear lovely golden colour with a huge, white, creamy head that after a while starts forming long-lived big bubbles that laces the glass well. A wonderful, strong and crisp aroma with acidic fruits, apple and Belgian yeast, with notes of spices, sweet honey and lemon in the back. The taste is light to moderate sweet with a moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Some of the sweetness lasts into the aftertaste, accompanied by very light acidic hints. Delicious, complex and strong flavours of lightly ripe and acidic fruits, grape, lemon, Belgian yeast, spices ("Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices". Blah blah!), sweet honey and a healthy dose of alcohol. The alcohol is not at all hidden, but it’s clean and a natural part of the flavour profile. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Medium body, oily texture with a moderate dry finish, moderate to lively carbonation. A lovely beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 11 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

gunnfryd (14820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sugar, fruit, orange, alcohol, malt. Flavour is fruit, yeast, orange, spices, malt, alcohol, hop. Nice beer.

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