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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zvsn (2059) - - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a huge head and tons of bubbles. Faint smell of fruits and yeast, slightly acidic. Taste - starts with fruity sweetness, bitter-sweet medicinal finish, not balanced flavors, did not really work for me.

AleRider78 (1045) - 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!

19Oracolo78 (191) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2017
Birra dal colore giallo paglerino. 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 eccezzionale.

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!

dimeon (211) - 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.

nutjes (847) - 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.

kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 29, 2017
Unclear, golden-yellow colored, medium white head. Aroma is of some malt, light brewing sugar, medium fruity and more spicy notes, Belgian yeast, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet malt, bit caramel, moderate fruity and more spicy notes, Belgian yeast, some hops shine through, moderate bitterness, spicy finish. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation. Bottle is a bit aged, really enjoyable. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

Godfather50 (238) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle from Rory Duncan. Faultless Belgian Tripple. Sweet, spicy champagne,wonderful alcohol. Delicious with a sweet pudding.

peponi (1842) - Hannover, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
Aroma: Belgian Phenols, herbs, peachy. Appearance: hazy golden color and white he. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, classical hops, Belgian phenols, dry. Palate: medium body and high carbonation. Overall: nice tripel with herbal notes.

Cristobal37 (1117) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle from Belga sorok boltja, Budapest. Clear golden lots of carbonation lots of foamy white head. Aroma is floral hops and fruity champagne. Mouthfeel is yuge co2, really like champagne, sweet marzipan and floral hops dominate. Aftertaste is lemony hops, not as good as the initial taste. Overall really tasty and strong. Cool beer. Have to say I really enjoyed almost all of the St. Feuillien beers.

rotaman14 (596) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - APR 17, 2017
Yeasty and grainy aroma with moderate hints of banana, brown bread and berries. Hoppy character with a lot of carbonation. Some vinous notes unfold as well. Interessant, aber auch nicht so die Offenbarung :)

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