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


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RATINGS: 650   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmadge (87) - - AUG 18, 2013
Nice beer: elegant in both aroma and taste. Maybe a bit too much carbonation. Will drink again though!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banzale (176) - 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 (127) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (1022) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle 0,33L. Almost clear, golden color with lively visible carbonation and huge, white, creamy head. Gentle aroma of banana, spices, earthy yeasts, light caramel. Taste starts light/medium sweet and finish medium bitter with fruity and caramel notes. Full bodied beer with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GemmeDeReve (37) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2016
Bire blonde, qui ptille pas mal, rien qu louverture, pas trop de mousse mais pas mal de fines bulles. Bue assez frache, elle a une odeur assez sympa, un peu sucr, elle ptille bien en bouche, pas trop damertume, elle ne laisse pas un got transcendantal, mais rafrachit bien, ressayer temprature ambiante pour voir sil y a plus darome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a large, creamy white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate Pils and biscuit malt, Belgian yeast esters and spices and light earthiness. Flavor is moderate sweet honey and biscuit malt, Belgian Candi sugar, spices and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrumpy369 (588) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle at hopaholic. Hazy hay yellow colour nice white longlasting head. Nose is similar to dupont saison. Taste is low bitterness, low sourness. Low honey like hops in the aftertaste. Little bit overwhelming with the sweet-sour-bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1541) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2016
Bottled, 33 cl. Opal golden colour, ,medium sized fizzy white head, which leaves a thin film behind. Fruity, spicy nose. Refined aroma containing honey, citrusses, herbs and bread underpainted gently by alcohol, mouthfeel is crisp. Sweetbitter, fruity-spicy, warming finish...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Myonlyvice (211) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2016
Clear golden with a soapy foam. No lacing. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Taste is tangy and somewhat dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (3060) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle. Sparkling, good white foam. Aroma: a little belgian yeast, pear, spice, floral. Taste: a bit sweet, white dry sherry, spicy, alcohol, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (622) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 23, 2016
2015 vintage, stored for six months after purchasing. 75 cl bottle, served in white wine glass. Pours sparkling pale yellowish golden with rocky off-white head, very persistent and abundant. Nice lacing. Aroma is mainly ginger and coriander; along with hints of peppermint, lemon, vanilla and roses. In the mouth it feels very soft, low-carb, full-bodied. Taste is round and well balanced, with good acidity, metal and umami. Long finish which brings a nice hoppy bitterness. Not your average Belgian strong ale, but very nice though.

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