Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by riored4v:
4/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 1/12/11 - Reviewed 11/24/11
Poured in to a tulip. Dark amber body with no signs of haziness. Dense, 2 finger off white head with good lacing.
Aroma had some dark candy sugar, dark fruit and light toffee. Hints of a mild hoppiness while a big sweetness and maltiness comes through. Belgian yeast comes through.
Taste was a great blend of flavors. Nicely balanced. Good amounts of burnt sugar and dark fruits. Light spicey finish and a very light bitterness to cut the sweetness. Belgian yeast adds some good fruity flavor. Nice sweetness with a good, smooth, maltiness throughout. Very light signs of ABV
Mouthfeel was pleasant. Medium body, medium carb and a mellow finish with a light, sugary, stickiness.
Overall I thought it was good. Good balance of flavors with nothing to overpowering or strong. A bit too strong and sweet to be any sort of multi-pint beer, but tasty for a special occasion.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2011 01:36:43 | More by riored4v
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.