Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by KansasBeerLover:
3.38/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
There are some styles of beer that I don't know what glass to use. Does a Belgian style dark ale belong in a Belgian glass? I poured this bomber (dated Jan 2011) into a Stella Artois glass.
Color is similar to the brown bottle with some red. The beer is clear. Head is about one finger of very fine bubbles, which quickly disappear. Lacing is almost non-existent.
Aroma is alcohol, some fruit and roasted malt. Rather weak, especially for a Belgian.
Flavor is sweet. Dark fruits and roasted malt.
Mouthfeel is candy-like. Similar to having sucked on a root-beer lollipop all afternoon.
Overall this ale is good, but not great. Too sweet for my taste. Maybe next year's batch will be better.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2011 01:25:51 | More by KansasBeerLover
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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.