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Grand Cru - Great Divide Brewing Company

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269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-08-2011

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.65 bottle bought at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Best before is March 2011 that is almost 2 years ago but should be alright for a beer with an ABV of 11. Served in my Croy Tulip.

Pours a beige two finger head that reduces over time to a rim. A clear ruby body and some carbonation.

very malty, sweet, candy, cherry smell

quite sweet, coffee bitterness, acidity of dark fruits

full body, little carbonation

This an OK take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale or a Christmas special beer. It is very sweet and malty and makes a good winter beer. The 11 ABV are well hidden behind the sweetness. However, I don't like it too much as it is too sweet in my opinion.

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A - Pours a deep amber or almost copper in color. Two finger head is off white and has good lacing.

S - Dark fruits that seems tart along with brown sugar and caramel malts.

T - Candied malts interact with dark fruits that bring on the tartness. Sweet & tart.

M - Light mouth & medium carbonation.

O - I like it because of the tartness aspect of this beer. It keeps the malts in check and melds well with the candied sugar.

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22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 1/12/2011. Pours very hazy dark red color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a good cap that lingers. Good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, biscuit, molasses, toast, nuttiness, tobacco, earth, clove, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with very good balance and complexity. Taste of raisin, prune, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, clove, tobacco, earth, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, and light yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; pretty much zero cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong dark ale! A ton of nice balance and complexity; very smooth to sip on. Highly enjoyed this one, very impressive.

Grand Cru from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.