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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Grand Cru is a very mysterious style brewed primarily in Belgium and a few areas of France. Some Grand Cru is sour, some fruity, some weak, and some strong. Our version is brewed with a special malt from France, authentic Trappist yeast, and traditional sugars and spices. After an extended maturation period, tremendous flavors prevail from this light orange colored ale. Look for sweet candy-like flavors that may conceal spiced orange, plum, pear and toffee with a distinctive white wine-like finish. This Grand Cru was just awarded the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival (2004) in Denver.

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3.6
Atom (2453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2010
On tap at Town Hall pours amber/orange with almost no head light lacing. Aroma of spices, coriander, caramel, vanilla. Taste strong of coriander and orange. Enjoyable.

3.6
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2010 Merely very good as opposed to the greatness of the other Town Hall beers I tried, this Grand Cru didn’t have overly strong yeast flavors and was largely a nice sweet malty flavor blend with some of the spiced orange mentioned in the description and a clean finish. Surprisingly very drinkable, and not bad in the slightest.

3.4
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Pours a hazy amber/orange with thick cream-tinged frothy head. Aroma is definite vanilla, caramel/brown sugar and coriander. Flavor is caramel -definitely Belgian character - vanilla and alcohol. Body is creamy with medium carbonation.

3.8
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Tap. Deep copper color with a thin, white head. Aroma is very sweet and sugary yet with a bready yeast note to it. Sweet, complex flavor boasting malt and Belgian yeast with syrupy, sugary notes reminiscent of candy or medicine along with some caramel and spicy flavors. Medium body and soft carbonation with alcohol hidden very well. Quite good.

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kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Draft. Belgian style ale. Deep orange color with a slight white thin head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Strong taste of the belgian yeast. Slightly sweet. Medium mouthfeel. 9.5% abv well hidden, not a strong alcohol taste. Pretty tasty!

2.9
DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Growler. Clear amber/orange pour, a little carbonation and a very sweet candi sugar aroma. Flavor was muddled medicinal caramel, more coating sugar and slightly warming on the aftertaste. Not bad, but not $20/growler awesome....

3.4
arminjewell (9669) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours amber with off white head, aroma is belgian candi sugar, some vanilla, dark fruit, and a bit of ester. Taste is esters and sweet fruit up front leading into the yeasty spice with a sweet sticky finish. Good brew.

3.6
drfabulous (7946) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Draught at brewpub. Malty sweet Quad like beer driven by Belgian yeast for flavor. Not a bad beer at all.

3.6
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Growler via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear deep copper color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, light yeast, sweet malt, and spice. Flavor is much of the same. Aftertaste is borderline cloying. Medium body. A nice Belgian ale. Thanks Tyler.

3.6
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 TAP: at Town Hall, 2.22.09. Clear amber pour, low head. Good Belgian spice/yeast aroma, nice malty, fruity, and spicy taste.


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