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Peach Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Peach Grand CruPeach Grand Cru

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81
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gillagorilla on 11-09-2013)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +18.9%

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.

03-07-2014 08:21:04 | More by MattyG85
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

11-20-2013 05:52:10 | More by Beaver13
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-30-2013 02:50:10 | More by JakerLou
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +13%

12-28-2013 05:51:38 | More by ste5venla
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-03-2014 19:25:33 | More by ONovoMexicano
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

11-17-2013 00:24:41 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.59/5  rDev +1.4%

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...

12-07-2013 04:29:56 | More by russpowell
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-20-2014 19:14:45 | More by hiphopj5
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-05-2013 05:12:48 | More by blindpiggie
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sfr26

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

02-01-2014 18:13:59 | More by sfr26
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

11-09-2013 21:36:49 | More by gillagorilla
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-08-2014 03:16:05 | More by beersdmf17
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-18-2014 13:09:13 | More by KevinGordon
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Taperwookie

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

02-15-2014 17:23:37 | More by Taperwookie
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Curranme


3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

08-27-2014 00:28:35 | More by Curranme
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +13%

11-27-2013 00:51:35 | More by jaydoc
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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-01-2014 04:06:43 | More by stortore
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-09-2014 23:27:18 | More by MinorThreat
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-27-2014 02:51:38 | More by calcnerd
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-16-2014 02:28:37 | More by gonzo000
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2014 05:13:22 | More by chefbigjon
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utfiero

Texas

4/5  rDev +13%

06-21-2014 20:43:43 | More by utfiero
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-24-2014 21:41:09 | More by JohnK17
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13%

12-11-2013 03:50:37 | More by cnbrown313
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +15.5%

App: The most pure brown I have seen in a beer. Some head with large bubbles and minor lacing. No effervescence to sustain it, the head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sour and earthy belgian yeast like smell hits first, slight peach pulp like notes floating in the background. Not very assertive. As the beer warms a little aromas are more apparent, becoming more belgian and pungent. A lot like a fruit wine.

Taste: Warm and intense belgian tastes of fruity esters, warmth of high alcohol. Malt is prominent, but the yeast reigns, supported by a very pleasant peach sweetness that really captures a ripe fruits potential. Balance is exquisite. Malt, fruit, and hops all combine to form an incredibly rounded, strong and complicated brew. Definite alcohol warmth, but without the spirit like after taste of many higher ABV styles. Wait for it to warm to cellar temperature (54F). Temperature is really important for this brew. Too cold and you won't get the peach flavors you're paying for, too warm and it tastes too much like alcohol.

Mouth: Medium carb and a lingering sweetness typical of the belgian style.

12-11-2013 16:17:43 | More by ZoomanCru
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Peach Grand Cru from Great Divide Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.