Peach Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Peach Grand CruPeach Grand Cru

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20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 147
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 6.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gillagorilla on 11-09-2013

Peach Grand Cru is Great Divide’s newest limited offering. Brewed with Colorado fruit picked right at the peak of ripeness, this Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well-known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches. Both sophisticated and balanced, this extraordinary, aromatic ale was born to be savored beyond the orchard.
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 147
Reviews by MattyG85:
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4.21/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on October 9, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, yeasty, and sweet Belgian Cru style aroma with big hints of peaches and spice. Belgian yeast with hints of clove, peppers, and funk. Big scent of peaches along with some other fruit hints of pear, apple, banana, and grapes. Sweet malt hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, straw, and cracker. Big scent of Belgian candied sugar. Subtle dark fruit hints of raisin and fig. A pretty solid fruity smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, fruity, and fairly sweet Belgian taste with big notes of peach and malt. Belgian yeast along with some notes of clove, funk, and peppers. Big presence of candied sugars. Big upfront taste of peaches. Also some fruit notes of pear, banana, apple, and grapes. Solid malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, grains, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with some raisin and fig notes. Pretty light hop presence. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sweet and somewhat sticky but not cloying. Kind of boozy but it still goes down easy.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Grand Cru. The peaches add a good kick. Not quick as big with the dark fruit as the style typically is but its still good. (1,511 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Tiernan
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Pours clear orange amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet peaches with some earthy funk.

The flavor is sweet and acidic peaches and yeast with an odd chalky tannin like bitter finish. It's a bit boozy. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK boozy belgian peach beer. (381 characters)

Photo of JakerLou
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at McNellie's Public house. Dark peach color with a solid head that slowly recedes. Smells of roasted malts and light peachiness with underlying alcohol. The malts were upfront and smooth and the alcohol hit in the back of the throat. The peach taste was a little bit syrupy and didn't feel liked it belonged. Medium-high bodied with high carbonation and the taste and smell of alcohol throughout.
Overall, I finished it and was glad it was a 8.5 oz glass and nothing more. The hops and malts overwhelmed the peach entirely and made me look for the peach. I was very much looking forward to this and ended up disappointed. (632 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of RDW
4.35/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Wichita. Bottled 9 Oct 13

Pours an effervescent copper with a pinky of cream colored head. Viscious with minimal head retention & lacing

S: Canned peaches, pears & booze

T: Pears, a touch of peach brandy & dryness up front. Slight oakyness as this warms, then honey, a little bit of woody hops, & boozey pear & some golden delicious apple& leafy hops. Finishes dry, fruity & somewhat boozey

MF: Medium bodied, sticky with moderate carbonation, warming

Drinks a might slow due to the ABV & complexity. This will get better with age. Great Divide should've stuck a bunch in Brandy barrels & aged this for a year or so.... Was hoping for more now... (671 characters)

Photo of hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Keith_R
3.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blindpiggie
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sfr26
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Pensfan0782
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's on 11/2/13

A: 1 finger head with lacing. There was really bad lighting so I'm not exactly sure of the exact color but it was very copper.

S: Sweet and very Belgian. A bit bready but only got a bit of the earthy pith of peaches.

T: Not too sweet. Like a tripel but with none of the spice. Not fruity at all. A bit of that earthy pith skin part of the peach. Weird aftertaste. Bready.

M: Soft with light bubbles.

O: Not what I was expecting. Odd malt backbone. Not good. Bleh. (499 characters)

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Peach Grand Cru from Great Divide Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.