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Peach Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: gillagorilla on 11-09-2013)
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

zeff80, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Beaver13, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

JakerLou, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

MattyG85, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

ste5venla, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ONovoMexicano, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

GMUPatriot_inKansas, Nov 17, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev +2%
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...

russpowell, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

hiphopj5, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

blindpiggie, Dec 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

sfr26, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

gillagorilla, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

beersdmf17, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

KevinGordon, Apr 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Taperwookie, Feb 15, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

Curranme, Aug 27, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

Fievel, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

jaydoc, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark orange amber with a fine half finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of candi and bready malt, peach and apricot, green apple, Belgian yeast. Flavor is bready and mildly caramel malt, peach, apricot, clove, hints of dried dark fruit. Starts semisweet and almost syrupy, but finishes dry with clove and grassy, straw. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An interesting Belgian style ale that delivers on the peach flavor. Interesting flavor progression, starting like a fruity dubbel, but finishing more like a semi-dry, clovey tripel. A little unbalanced, but a pleasant change from the standard flavors in Belgian strong ales. ABV is very well covered.

LiquidAmber, Today at 04:01 AM
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3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear orange yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head consisting of large bubbles that died down, consistently leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peaches and dark fruits such as plums are present in the nose. The smell starts off a little weak but quickly strengthens as the beer begins to warm up.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet malts and dark fruits but has strong notes of peaches.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The appearance of this beer is deceiving because it looks like it could be a Belgian Pale Ale but really tastes more like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with the flavors of candi sugars and dark fruits (accentuated by peaches). If I was blindfolded, I would consider this to be a slightly lighter version of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with a peachy twist. It tastes a little strong, but most of the alcohol is masked from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Noted: Bottled on October 9, 2013.

metter98, Sep 06, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +1.7%

Canada_Dan, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

stortore, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Peach Grand Cru from Great Divide Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.