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

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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jd7h (44) - - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle, Blauwe Hand Nijmegen. Hoppy without being too bitter. Fresh and fruity because of the citrus. Has a lemon undertone without tasting of washing up liquid!


3.8
TomHendriksen (556) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2017
Fles geprobeerd met LiekevdV op de camping. Het is een licht geel bier met een volle schuimkraag. Het heeft een hoppige geur en kruidige hoppige smaak. Erg lekker.

3.6
gopherfan99 (1947) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle; pours cloudy gold with a white head; aroma of dark fruits with caramel, yeast, and some spice; taste is sweet with caramel, yeast, and dark fruits; dry finish with a little spice

3.3
loscovar (393) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2017 Bottle from la supérette a bières. Quite typical Belgian ale with some extra hops. A little weak for a grand cru

3.7
ansalon (3904) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Pours hazy golden with a very large frothy white head. Aromas of elderberry, green apples, kiwi, minerals. Taste is very fruity with mineral notes and herbal character. Mouthfeel is light bodied and quite dry and sprightly with moderate carbonation.

4
yoxik75 (106) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 25, 2017
Leżakowane data do: 10/2015. butelka 0.75CL Piana drobna obfita, dość szybko opada. Kolor jasny złoty, lekko zmętniony z pływającymi drobinkami drożdży. Aromat słodowy, biszkoptowy, lekko owoce w belgijską nutę i cytrusy, przyprawowy, ostry, drożdżowy, przyjemny średnio intensywny. Smak podobnie jak w aromacie, słody, belgijska owocowość, zioła, drożdżowe pikantne posmaki, ciekawy kwaskowo winny posmak na finiszu. Piwo niezwykle delikatne, gładkie, aksamitne, smaki nie nachalne, subtelne ale wyraźne. Alkohol ukryty, goryczka niska. Świetny blonde, dostaje moje belgijskie WOW

3.7
AleRider78 (1333) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
Pours a huge amount of foamy head and has a hazy golden appearance. Patchy lacing. Malty nose with hints of grains and yeast. Strong Belgian yeast flavours with lots of spices and some bready malts. Resin and earthy hops as well. A bit of sweetness and not too bitter. Light to medium bodied. Slightly excessive carbonation and average retention. Warming sensation and slightly drying mouthfeel. The alcohol does come through but not offensive. Pretty good!

3.1
19Oracolo78 (208) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2017 Birra dal colore giallo paglierino. Schiuma fine ma poco persistente. Al naso sentori di crosta di pane. Al palato note di caramello, lievito e crosta di pane. Carbonatazione molto vivida, non troppo strutturata è l’alcol era troppo pungente. Il dry hopping era quasi assente, le note luppolate, quelle esotiche con finali resinosi....inesistenti. Niente di eccezionale.

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Wow, cant believe i havent had this one, its one of the classics. Dry and interestingly complex. Lots of herbs, more darker herbs, coriander seed, anise, pepper. Whear grain flavors, finished herbal and complex. killing it!

3.5
dimeon (320) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 30, 2017
A: Clear gold with a large white head. N: Mostly malt, some light spicy notes emerge. T: Mildly sweet, with a nice fresh hop snap. Some notes reminiscent of white wine. Finishes dry P: Light O: Enjoyable and reasonably complex sipper.

3.6
nutjes (1023) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Sterk wazig goudblond met een witte schuimkraag. G: Bleekmout, gist en licht kruidig. S: Moutzoet met een mooie bitterheid. Wat alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.


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