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Single Batch Series - 2012 Grand Crüe | Sebago Brewing Company

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Sebago Brewing Company
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Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sebago Brewing Company Grand Crüe is a celebration of the art of brewing. Our 2012 edition is a blend of four distinct beers: barrel-aged Slick Nick Winter Ale and barrel-aged Midnight Porter, fresh Lake Trout Stout and Barleywine. Each beer adds its own complexity to the mix, from the vanilla and oak notes of the two bourbon barrel beers, to the roasted malt of fresh Stout and the chocolate, toffee-like notes of our Barleywine. The result is an intensely aromatic and malty beer with a surprising hop bitterness and a dry finish. Celebrate the holidays with a glass of this exclusive single-batch offering.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 02-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Etan:
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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a wine glass. Thanks valdieu2!

A: Pours a straight black with some cola hues. Nice light beige head.

S: Some mild roasted malt, a bit of toffee and milky sweetness.

T: Taste mostly consists of porter characteristics - roasted grain, dark chocolate, light hop bitterness, along with a little bit of raisiny spice and caramel from the winter warmer and barleywine in the blend. The barrel character is quite subdued.

M: Soft, creamy, very light carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: This tastes very nice. It's not the most interesting blend (the porter/stout elements dominate), but it's tasty and has a great mouthfeel.

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Photo of oldedog
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Grand Crüe

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with a fingers worth of tan head that quickly reduces to a smaller cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, some oak, and a very small hint of bourbon

T: Nice and complex. Flavors change and develop quite a bit after each sip and as it warms. Starts off with roasted malts and a hit of oak and woodiness. Vanilla and chocolate quickly follow. Finishes very lightly bitter with a light toffee sweetness. Not much of a bourbon presence for being nearly 50% bba beer. Alcohol not present at all

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Dry

O: A nice blend going on here. Very easy to drink if you like dry, lightly sweet beers. Alcohol not an issue at all at only 6.4%. Definitely no need to age this one, as I don't see it really improving with age. Another solid one-off from Sebago

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Photo of mcdonough189
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cbeer88
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Single Batch Series - 2012 Grand Crüe from Sebago Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.