Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
bomber into flying dog tulip. bottled on jan. 12 2011.
A: very clear. very dark copper. pretty looking color. head is slightly off white and foamy. good retention and some lacing.
S: a little vinous. tobacco. lots of tobacco. little bit of cedar. brown sugar. the fruit is pretty strong as well. plum background.
T: starts sweet. not too sweet, but jumps at the tip of the tongue. theres a mild touch of alcohol heat, but really just a touch. reminds me of a glass of port. the finish is a blend of cocoa and ash w/ a sweet lingering brown sugar.
M: a mild amount of fizz works well on this big body.
D: a pretty solid belgian strong dark. i was able to buy this about a year old and it seemed to hold up pretty well in the store. held up fine in my fridge as well. not sure if its not as great super fresh, but this has aged pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2012 01:13:11 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: A nice hazy dark brown that gets darker with depth. A decent finger width head with minimal lacing.
S: Spicy and sweet. Quite Belgian with what smells like some candi sugar.
T: Typical belgian spice and style that has a nice level of sweetness. Good flavors here, but it has this strange taste in there towards the end. Also, there is quite a bit of of raisins and dried fruit in here.
M: Overall quite smooth but you can feel a lot of bubbles in there that aren't too prickly. It is a bit thin, but still good.
O: Tasty and glad I was able to find it even though I wasn't looking for it specifically. It is much better than the new Peach Grand Cru. I feel like this is either on the cusp of going downhill or just passed it.
Opened this with some of my neighbors and they fully enjoyed it, but they are mainly wine people. Doing my part to share the goods.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 01:57:11 | More by gillagorilla
Grand Cru from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.