Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by notyourdadsbeer:
2.98/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bomber at Euclid Hall.
A: Deep brown with a billowing off white to tan head. Lacing is pretty solid but the head fades moderately fast.
S: Having a tough one with this. There's not a lot of caramel or toffee notes coming through. Touch of spice but over all very muted. So muted I don't get deep malts or big hops. I get almost nothing which is really disappointing for a "Grand Cru".
T: There is sweetness up front and thick chewy malts. Mid palate reveals deep plum and touch of dried dates, but the finish is not there. The sweetness isn't intense, cloying, or even the center piece of the beer. The beer isn't as rich as I would have hoped for either.
M: Moderate carbonation and moderately heavy on the mouth but not nearly the bite I would have for saw. While still fairly heavy it wasn't as big as I would have liked from a Belgian Style Strong Dark Ale.
D: I think the BA should decided which bottles receive the title "Grand Cru", just like Burgundy wine. Grand Cru is meant to be the very best one can make and this fell short entirely. The malts aren't nearly sweet enough, the weight of the beer is lacking, there is almost zero finish. I get just about nothing off the nose which should ring of sweet caramel, toffee, and sugar. I think in the coming years they will really work out the kinks and make a great Grand Cru but in the mean time the title should be changed entirely; this is not a Grand Cru.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 04:29:26 | More by notyourdadsbeer
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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 257 ratings.