Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerismysavior:
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Aroma: Fat juicy raisin, smell is fantastic. Some notable phenols, hint of pepper, aged wood through the middle. I could smell this beer all day long.
Appearance: Very bright (for the style) cheery wood brown with the matching ruby hue. Egg cream colored head with quickly dissipating bubbles, but significant lacing against the side of the glass.
Taste: Warm booze right up front, toastiness in the middle, smell is somewhat misleading for flavor cues, not much raisin noticeable in the taste.
Mouthfeel: Carbonic bite right up front, medium bodied with a healthy dose of residual sugar and a warm alcoholic burn at the end.
Overall: Wish I didn't have to drink this at 9:30 AM to setup for a tasting tonight, but such is life. An enjoyable beer, likely better suited for evening purposes.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2012 14:29:06 | More by beerismysavior
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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 261 ratings.