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Grand Cru On Peaches - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Grand Cru On Peaches
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BA SCORE
82
good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 18.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 06-16-2013)
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-06-2014 20:02:15 | More by hollywood_15063
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into plastic cup at Great Divide anniversary party

A- hazy ruby brown with minimal white head and no lacing

S- lots of sweet dark fruits, peaches and molasses

T- very peach forward with lots of dark sugars, clove, subtle banana and mild sweet chocolate. Very very nice

M- soft, lightly carbonated and creamy

O- really inspired beer. The peaches add a layer to the base grand cru that couldn't have worked better; turned a very nice beer into a brilliant one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2013 16:30:59 | More by MinorThreat
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-22-2013 21:40:30 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the most complex brew I tired while at Great Divide, but certainly not what I was expecting. I was thinking a high ABV sour/tart golden with peaches. Not quite. More like a blend between a Belgian golden and a strong dark with subtle peach hints.

Pours a light brown/gold color with a nice white head.

The nose is predictably boozy, pretty sure the board said this was 12+% ABV. Some peach smell, Belgian yeast, sweetness and more booze all hit the nose.

Taste is less boozy, though you can certainly feel it. Belgian yeast, both dark and yellow fruits (think plums, pears, raisins and apples), and a taste of gentle peaches all combine on the tongue. Not sure that peach was the best idea of a fruit to use in this, but it is enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is heavy and slick. This is a big beer and you can feel it.

Overall, I enjoyed this. Not something I would want to drink more than 3-4 oz. of a time for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2013 16:23:39 | More by thebigredone
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-08-2013 20:40:15 | More by Todd
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-28-2013 05:49:45 | More by ste5venla
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GeorgeH

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-13-2013 02:44:10 | More by GeorgeH
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-07-2014 01:15:53 | More by IPAchris
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waltonc

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-21-2013 23:13:34 | More by waltonc
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-09-2013 06:30:01 | More by WoodburyMN
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BDeibs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-01-2013 04:16:17 | More by BDeibs
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-04-2013 20:17:30 | More by tswater
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Rift

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-19-2013 19:00:01 | More by Rift
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark orange type body with decent head and minimal lace. Get some Belgian yeast strains in the nose and a touch of sweet fruit sensations but I don't really get any peach - just more of a generic sugariness and breadiness. More than anything else I will point out that I really don't get bombarded with peach. On the plus side, the ABV is well-hidden to me and I didn't realize just how high it is until the bartender told me (would've guessed 8 or 9). As for the beer itself, the peach was just another fruit flavor along with some citric/orange flavors and added to the sweetness from other fruit notes that I can only describe as tropical plus dark fruits (I swear I picked up some pear, banana (like a witbier), figs). Also a good amount of breadiness to this beer for balance but not chewey or anything. By no means the best option out there but some of the reviews for this beer are a little harsh for an alright beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:59:03 | More by clayrock81
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance - I don't know, flat apple juice. A decent white head with adequate lacing.
Smell - sweet stone fruit, some sweet bread.
Taste - tasty, and the ABV is very well hidden behind the sweet mask!
Feel - a bit too sweet on the finish, but still palate pleasing.
Overall - I like it, Great Divide is very creative, yet sensible; but once is enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 23:24:42 | More by DenverHopHead
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear burnt orange, ample loose bubbles rising slowly- looks kinda syrupy. Light orange head. Enticing.

S: Really nice peach, maybe some bready malt too. It's pleasant, right up there with the best of Belgian Strong Darks, but not forward enough.

T: Peach, a bit of other stone fruit, muted bread/grain which lasts on the finish. Decidedly sweet. No alcohol burn to speak of, which is remarkable for such delicate flavors. But I could also use a stronger presence of the flavors that are there, namely the peach.

F: A completely acceptable amount of syrupiness from the sugars, with good carbonation. Soft.

O: A little disappointing, sadly. It didn't follow the watered-down path of a lot of fruit beers take, but it can't be called peach-forward, really. It could have used a good amount more of the peach and still been considered balanced. Still, an enjoyable beer, and with such a high ABV you will only need one. But for the price I'd recommend a six pack of your favorite witbier and some real peaches.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 07:05:20 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-01-2013 05:48:23 | More by GRG1313
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socalbrewlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2013 22:08:58 | More by socalbrewlvr
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 23:19:41 | More by appetiteforparis
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2013 04:48:15 | More by MarkyMOD
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2014 03:24:44 | More by SteeleWright
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birchstick

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-06-2013 05:17:02 | More by birchstick
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-10-2013 00:30:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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bamarado

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

11-07-2013 07:46:13 | More by bamarado
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-29-2013 14:32:29 | More by rjp217
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Grand Cru On Peaches from Great Divide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.