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Gran Met - Voodoo Brewing Company

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Gran Met (Grand Master) is an Ale made from our Propriatery yeast from a small brewery in Belgium. We use Cane and Beet sugar, along with German Pilsner Malt to create the unique flavor of this age old style. We also use a unique fermentation process of slowly adding the sugars to the fermentation during fermentation. This allows the yeast to more slowly ferment the beer without overloading the yeast. This process allows for a more clean, tight flavor profile.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +37.4%

11-24-2011 03:22:29 | More by iguana1010
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-28-2012 22:55:16 | More by dtx00
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-30-2014 01:49:46 | More by hollywood_15063
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ttengea

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-16-2012 17:32:22 | More by ttengea
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adamette

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured by me into a clean, clear glass from the growler that I had filled September 8th, 2012 at the brewpub. Cost I am not sure of but I am going to guess $11.99.

A A nice “psst” released from the cap when I unscrewed it (good sign I thought) and the look is much like I recall the beer from the labeled bottle that I enjoyed earlier this week which was purchased on that same date from the brew pub. A brief white head over a slightly hazy light caramel body. Good look. 4.0

S Belgian yeast and candi sugars eminate from the top of the beer but the smell is not a strong one. I recall that the real interest lies in the taste. 3.5

T Oh yes, that Belgian yeast and candi sugars conspire with a nice medium grain (possibly wheat) taste and the taste is very, very good. I have always appreciated the highly drinkable “comfortable” taste of Gran Met and the growler version does not dissappoint. 4.5

M This is one of my favorite features of the beer. There is a light effervessence of carbonation, that grainy (wheat?) feel and the great Belgian yeast that delivers a moderate, comfortable feel to the beer that I find very good indeed. I am brought back to the first time that I tasted Gran Met at the Frozen Falls Beer Fest in rural Ohio some years ago and I thought then that Gran Met was THE stand out beer. Tasting the beer tonight from the growler brings the same good experience. 4.5

D/O Drinkability could not be higher. Overall this is a great beer. If it were not for the excellent Cowbell Imperial Milk Stout and Big Black Voodoo Daddy this is the best Voodoo Brewery beer. That is really saying something! 5.0

Serving type: growler

09-22-2012 01:39:24 | More by adamette
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Impressive! The best beer I've had from Voodoo.

It poured a golden body beneath a bright white head (that unfortunately exhibited poor retention and very limited lacing. Of course I was drinking out of a bar glass that might not have been very clean, so I don't really know if it was the beer itself or not).

The aroma exhibited sweetish, bready and almost candyish malt with a hint of vanilla; a spritz of alcohol; yeast character (fruit: apple, pear, maybe white grape; some spice; actual yeast notes) and a background hoppiness. Very straight-forward.

The flavor carried on in the same way. Very straight-forward. Very focused. The alcohol was noticeable in the flavor, but not too much so, especially for a beer of 9.5%, and it certainly didn't inhibit the candyish, doughy malt, and (dull) hoppy flavors.

Overall, it was surprisingly drinkable. It's not really complex, but there's enough there to keep you interested; and in a way that's good because you're not distracted looking for more, or dealing with more (some beers are overdone, especially the stronger ones, but this is not). It's clear from the start what's there in the flavor and aroma, and it's good, and that's all you need! Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 22:48:19 | More by NeroFiddled
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apr3940

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great flavor for a Belgian Style beer. The Gran Met gives you the "punch in the mouth" type flavor. Nice cloudy golden / amber appearance, and a candy sweet taste. They use beet sugar, but it's not overpowering. Be very careful when you begin to savor, being a Belgian beer it stands around 10% and is very tasty (good beer that can begin to go down quickly).

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 15:59:13 | More by apr3940
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

biegaman shared this one. thanks jan!

22oz bottle. sampled july 19/08.

pours crystal clear golden yellow with a small white head. the head drops fairly quick to a ring around the glass and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is great. bubblegum. very light spice, smelling more like a non-specific yeasty character than any particular spice addition. caramel. cotton candy. light cracker and white bread. hint of grain. bit of alcohol, but doesn't seem like 10.5%. fruity too - passion fruit, apricot, bit of melon.

taste is great. white bread. bit of cracker. hint of biscuit. light alcohol, more in the warming mouthfeel than in the taste. similar fruit and spicy character to the aroma that i'm enjoying. bubblegum. less cotton candy than in the aroma, but still there. alcohol warming further on the way down. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low carbonation, which i'd usually expect to see a little higher but don't mind at this level. medium-light body. finish isn't quite as dry as i'd expect, but it's certainly not sweet or cloying.

drinkability is pretty good. the alcohol is well masked at first, but starts to show itself more as the beer warms. love the big bubblegum and fruity character and restrained spicing. great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 18:10:01 | More by grub
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-12-2013 01:11:08 | More by Dawkins
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a hazy golden color with a big billowy off white head. Good mix of large and small bubbles in the head and lots of evidence of good carbonation. Lots of lace on the glass. A little light in color for most traditional biere de garde I've had.

Aromas of sweet malt and hard candy. And a nice yeasty belgian character, but not too spicy. No hop aromas evident.

First sip is like an over sweet triple, a little alcohol heat, but lots of candy sweetness. No carbonic bite, indicating a spot on carbonation level.

Mouthfeel has a slight prickle from carbonation, but not overdone. Medium bodied, and a little sticky sweet. A little creaminess to the mouthfeel lets it fully coat your mouth as you sip.

Very dangerous drinkability for a 9.5% beer. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 23:37:47 | More by JamnesCameron
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-21-2014 19:34:51 | More by ramrod666
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

05-23-2013 17:57:39 | More by zekeman17
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blange3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-02-2012 14:42:40 | More by blange3
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jeffmart22

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours kinda dark hazy yellow maybe straw like color with very little head. Good carbonation, the head emerges to more than a finger when you disturb the beer. It leaves just slight lacing.

A - The first thing I think is crisp granny smith apples.
I get a slight burn maybe either the alcohol or a spice aroma from the yeast. Slight tart or sour smell. Very little malt aroma.

T - Wow, This is better than it's getting credit for.
It starts with a nice fruity sweetness than there is a great peppery spice thing going on almost like black pepper, which I love! There is a little earthiness to it. Really nice stuff! And let me just say, the alcohol is completely hidden by all the great sweet and spice mix, be careful with this big boy!

M - It's a thin beer, but that does not mean its lacking on mouthfeel. It's mouth tingling.

O - Im going to get more! One of the more interesting Belgians I've had for a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 22:32:13 | More by jeffmart22
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a bit sugary and dry fruitiness. In the taste, dry sugary flavor and a nice white grape flavor. A dry bite and a medium to big mouth feel with a dry fruity aftertaste. A nice fruity presence, yet a bit dry. A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 13:43:02 | More by OWSLEY069
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, the pour is pale yellow with a fizzy little white head, some lacing. The aroma is full of sweet fruit, peaches and pears. It taste like it smells, sweet and fruity with some spices in there. It has a lingering sweet finish with alcohol notes. The beer is an easy drinker that hides its abv well. Not sure if biere de garde is the right style, but it is a tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 01:11:09 | More by bonkers
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The last Voodoo beer I could get my hands on. Props to PA breweries!

A - Golden yellow with impressive white fluffy head. My second pour produced a bouquet of head that hugged the top of my glass like a dome. Great lacing also hugging the glass. Very impressive.

S - Mostly Belgium sugars and alcohol really. Not too complex but shows what the beer will overall offer. Not sure how beets would smell but they are in there.

T - Pretty much tastes like Magic hats wacko with double alcohol. The sweetness really helps make the beer enjoyable but the constant taste of the alcohol is kind of off putting.

M - Pretty heavy and gets repetitive after the first glass.

D - Overall I enjoyed getting to try the beer but really would prefer the Voodoo Love child since it's a more mellowed version of this with great fruit flavor. Pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 19:36:53 | More by DrDemento456
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A quite delicious Belgian strong from Voodoo. Pours a very clear yellow with a nice head that leaves nice lacing. Smell is of spicy Belgian yeast and fruit. Tastes nicely spicy as well with a little bit of alcohol and a bit of a grapey sweetness. Nice mouthfeel as well. I thought the alcohol was well hidden. It did not taste like a 10.5% ABV, though we sure felt the effects very quickly as we shared this before going out to a nice dinner.

I was looking forward to giving Voodoo's beer another try after an unpleasant battle with their carbonation bomb, 4 Seasons IPA. This was quite nice and I hope my second try at the 4 Seasons will also be good. Thanks, Jordan, for the samples.

HV

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 23:54:10 | More by sholland119
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at hulmeville inn.

A- very faint head that dissipate instantly. Hazy sunset yellow orange in color.

S- musty and dusty with some wet hay and green vegetation. Green pepper corns as well.

T- herbal and spicy with wet hops and pepper corns. Musty barn yard, pale malts, mild honey sweetness.

M- slightly higher then medium mouth feel with about the same in carb. Nicely dry.

D- no way this stuff is this high in abv. Very well done matt. Super flavorful and very easy to enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 01:57:51 | More by oglmcdgl
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bottle not dated

Voodoo Brewing Gran Met Ale [Grand Master] poured a hazy orange gold color with a bubbly ½" thin white head that took-off-running quickly leaving behind a thin bubbly ring in my tulip glass. The nose is dominated by sweetness; light candy sugar, sugary dough, yeast and fruit. The taste is very similar to the aroma. The flavors of apple, cherry, and plum with a nice hint of alcohol are present. The Ale is medium bodied with a medium-high slightly fizzy carbonation.

Gran Met is very drinkable ale that hides its 9.5 ABV very well. Goes well paired with brownies. Voodoo Brewing continues to impress.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 22:34:57 | More by bushbeer75
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to biegaman for sharing this one at a recent brewday. The label is pretty kickass.

Pours a clear straw yellow with some golden highlights, thin white head forms, drops to a thin layer and ring, some lace spots on the glass stick around. Smell is neat, very sweet and sugary, honey, some floral, pears, light fruits, alcohol, spice, pretty raw but I like it. Taste is similar, honey, lots of sugar, wheat and yeast, spicy alcohol, apricots, pears, some floral, spicy finish, nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation, some warmth going down. Pretty solid tripel, thanks Jan!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:29:54 | More by Viggo
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head that leaves a small amount throughout the beer.

The scent was of sweet fruits, grape and pear were most noticeable, also a hint of alcohol.

The taste is also of sweet fruits, there is also a grassy presence, some spice, and noticeable alcohol.

Fairly light body, smooth and crisp feel, moderate to high carbonation.

This was a pretty good beer, very complex and flavorful and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 16:19:54 | More by BeerCon5
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a bomber poured into a snifter at cellar temp. This was a gift at Christmas from my brother.
Pours a slightly hazy straw color, fairly light coloring. Wasnt expecting it to be hazy at all, but its not a terrible thing.
I get bleached white fizzy head of under 1 cm it is tightly packed but fades very quickly to nothing, not even an edge layer.
Aroma is some grainy malt and a little musty yeast mixing with a bit of general sugary sweetness. I also get a little bit of spicy hops.
Overall the nose is nice, pretty mild, but nice.
First sip reveals a light crisp body and fine fizzy carbonation. NO syrupy texture like many Belgians at this ABV have. Physically very easy to drink this beer.
Flavor is nice and sweet with some complexity. I get sweet caramel and some fruitiness with white grapes and pears mixing together. I also get a bit of spicy hops and some doughy, scone-like yeast hits. The ABV is very well hidden with only a little warmth after the swallow, but no accompanying black pepper or heat throughout.
This brew is well crafted and easy to drink. Not super complex, but what it presents is enjoyable and tasty. ABV is well hidden and will definitely help me sleep tonite.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 06:24:45 | More by sulldaddy
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tyboxr

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour: golden, virgin white head that slowly yields to lace on the sides of the glass and a bed on the surface Gold/orange body with eguabuoyant particles creating a nice haze.

Smell: a rounded funk hit the nose, not bad but unexpected. The smell piques the curiousity, pulleing you into the...

Taste: mmm, inviting and tasty. mild alohol quickly recedes to the deliciously moderat hop bitterness. Tastes like a flash of delicacies across the tongue, leaving much to decipher

Front end alcohol lifts the taste through the nose,unlocking the various components as it travels back to your tongue, moderate fizz, delicious leave

I was fortunate to try this at the store and was able to pick a few up, I will be sharing this with folks and you should too!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 19:11:06 | More by tyboxr
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Mister goodbar/ Cole's 1st Cask ale Festival, 16oz pint for $5, They had it listed as a Tripel
Poured a pale slightly cloudy golden straw, with a filmy white head that left decent lacing
Smells grainy and bread-like
tastes as best I could put it was JuicyFruit gum, with as my friend noted a sweet dill note, and a bit of a metallic acidity to it as well
Medium bodied very nice to drink even with the sweetness

Serving type: cask

12-07-2008 15:38:48 | More by sliverX
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Gran Met from Voodoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.