Murray's Grand Cru - Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -3%
Bought this one at the Taylors Arm. Since they claim it's "the pub with no beer", I can confirm it's almost true. Grand Crue and Sassy Blonde were the only ones that were available for take-away as all the others were sold out.
Poured this one into a snifter. It had a glorious slowly disappearing big head which was a hazy golden amber colour.
Smell and taste was zesty, strong and spicy with a nice after-taste from the bittering hops. The aroma was reminiscent of the tart hefes. A bit of alcohol started coming through as beer warmed up. Medium to full-bodied.
I found this triple quite nice, but nowhere near a Westmalle for example. Still, nice to see that Murrays has gone off the beaten track and put something interesting on the market. Well done!
I can't wait till I can go past Taylors Arm again, when I'm not driving, so I can sample their Elephant's Head.
06-15-2008 12:07:55 | More by aussielars
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
Tried at the Australian Beer Festival in The Rocks 07.
The start was very inauspicious, but belied what this beer ultimately has to offer. I was pretty unimpressed with the appearance - a clear, piss-yellow colour with no head. What gives? It looks like Carlton Draught. Flat Carlton Draught at that.
Fortunately, it's all uphill from there. Decent Belgian-yeast nose. Hints of spice and honey and a really good solid body. It's pretty damn nice.
Taste is also very good. Decent spicy sweetness on the front, with a nice rich dried fruit character. The back has an alcohol harshness that's not entirely covered up. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a tripel, even with the drying character that comes from the candi sugar. But it's pretty decent overall. Very tasty.
It is pretty good, and may I just say well fucking done to Murrays for having the balls to brew us up an Australian Tripel. Can't stand up to the Belgians, but it's good to see us Aussies having a go.
11-01-2007 05:36:14 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
a: bomber-size is always nice, if overpriced, but the cork on this one did not want to come out. copper color, slightly hazy but some carbonated streams in the middle, some lacing, little head become ring quickly
s: sweet honey-like aroma as well as yeast
t: pretty sweet malty flavor that finishes with mild alcohol warmth & lots of spicy hops that linger on the palate
m: medium body, mostly flat until end when carbonation makes an appearance,
d: seemed way under-carbonated until it really warmed up & could still use some, and the spiciness (guessing this is the 'unique murray's difference') was too much for me. that said, ended up enjoying this one, especially the sweet malty flavor & worth a try.
10-14-2007 09:07:59 | More by belgbeerdrinker
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
Caged and corked 750ml bottle. No before date even though there is clearly a space for it. The cork was an absolute pain to get out.
A - Deep golden colour poured into a snifter. Hardly any head formed, just a thin whisp that remains. Little bits of sporadic lacing.
S - Belgian yeast aroma hits first followed by some banana. A bit musty & light herbal spice.
T - Dry biscuity malt flavor with the same characters as the smell. A bit of a sweet finish.
M - Medium bodied with a fairly low amount of carbonation.
D - Yet another top beer from these guys. Like most bigger beers this isn't one to have a session on but a bottle every now and then would be good. Apart from a lack of head it's pretty true to style.
10-05-2007 11:00:11 | More by brendan13
Murray's Grand Cru from Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.