Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by jtierney89:
5/5 rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Now that looks like beer. Poured into muadite chalice, pours a nice hazy deep auburn with a rocky off-white head. Nose is subtle but complex with notes of caramel, chocolate covered figs, dark fruits, fig jam, tootsie roll, and a hint of booze.
Lots of visible carbonation. Beer must be pretty hazy since it's color stays the same when I hold it up to the light.
btw, this beer has exactly a year of age on it.
Wow. This beer is quite exquisite. On the first sip I noticed bright and dark fruits; plums, pears, pineapples, mango. Chocolate sweetness up front followed by fruit bowl flavors. Caramel like stickiness. Huge body. What is this? Some sort of beer wet dream? Dark ripe cherries on the finish cover up all of the big 11% abv. I'm literally in awe at these flavors.
Some spicy phenolic notes only add to the complexity. Grape jam like sweetness only adds to the mystery. Spicy hop presence along with alcohol add to incredible balance.
The body holds up so incredibly well.
One of the most complex beers I've ever had, makes sense that it came from great divide. This beer is pure magic. If you have it, let it age to a year after the born on date. This is the nectar of the creators.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2012 05:32:20 | More by jtierney89
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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.