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Gran Met - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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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Photo of Act25
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into Leffe Chalice.

American Tripel. Want to love, but ends a bit confused.

Appearance: Great hazy apricot color, fast fade head, moderate lace. Nice looking.

S: Belgian waft of apricot, pepper, coriander, spice, malt, and provocativeness. Nice. A bit of cidery stink too.

T: Grainy sweet, too yeasty, is first impression of sugary bread, then grain fields, hay. Giving way to cidery apple, stone fruit, pepper, spice, coriander. Lots of spice, and it finishes pretty nicely. But it's an uneven riot of flavors. Grows on you, and probably better with food (this is after dinner.) Alcohol shows, so meditation sipping is in order, make it last.

F: Peppery. Medium body. Astringent (Cidery). Leaves mouth in leafy place.

Overall yeasty and estery over done, and flavor collision mar what is otherwise a bold interpretation of a Tripel. This beer needs time, to warm, and grows better, warmer, more unified over time.

Act25, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of SHerninko
4/5  rDev +10.5%

SHerninko, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of apr3940
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
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).

apr3940, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of robwestcott
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

robwestcott, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Baab200
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Baab200, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of kspongeworthy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kspongeworthy, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of pandow
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

pandow, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of dug_of_war
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

dug_of_war, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of riemster
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

riemster, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

randylangford, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DWolf, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of themilkman87
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

themilkman87, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of m_p_snyder
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

m_p_snyder, May 26, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber into a 22.5oz matching Voodoo over-sized snifter. The brew appears a clouded color of golden somewhat similar to fresh orange juice but maybe a bit darker. A slightly off-white colored cap is nearly a finger strong fading to a thin film atop. Rising bubbles maintain a decent cap throughout the duration.

The aroma starts off with notes of yeastiness reminiscent of apple and pear. A mild spice somewhat like clove and pepper is also present. There is an unmistakable scent of belgian candy sugar present that gives a brightness to the nose blended against a fruity aspect almost like orange or mild citrusy hops.

The flavor is not as sweet as you might think based off of the aroma. The yeast impact is fairly bold with a flavor of pear, apple, clove, pepper and a mild bready feel. Some fruity hop aspect is present with an herbal bitterness. A warming amount of neutral alcohol is felt mid palate and into the aftertaste.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. As far as tripels go, this is pretty spot on for the style. Lots of yeast character and a touch of that belgian candy sugar aspect resides. I could get myself in trouble with a couple bottles of this.

stakem, May 25, 2013
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

zekeman17, May 23, 2013
Photo of roostor07
3/5  rDev -17.1%

roostor07, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Slatetank, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tommyguz, May 11, 2013
Photo of lpotter
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

lpotter, May 06, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of jmann40
3/5  rDev -17.1%

jmann40, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rolltide8425, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

browniewithnuts, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jpatton0127, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

yourefragile, Apr 14, 2013
Gran Met from Voodoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.