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BJ's Grand Cru - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BJ's Grand Cru
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 20.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 01-12-2012)
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strib, May 17, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500th review.
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Vintage 2013-2014.
A: Pours a hazy lemon hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly white head. Very nice appearance.
S: Belgian yeast, coriander, soft citrus, white pepper, clove, and a sugary honey note in the background. Nicely complex here.
T: Banana, clove, raisin, and cinnamon hits first followed by peppery yeast, soft citrus (orange peel), coriander, light and sugary caramel malt, and a hint of honey and herbal mint. Opens up even more with warming...introducing vanilla and clove notes and allowing the honey and mint notes to become more prominent. Excellent complexity.
M: Medium-heavy body. Sweet and smooth. Lightly effervescent. Drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest. Lingers and deepens nicely on the palate.
D: Drinks like a tripel, but with more complexity than usual and definitely more heft than usual. This one was a surprisingly good treat. An outstanding brew...seek it out!

mwilbur, Feb 07, 2014
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tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
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gtermi, Dec 31, 2012
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zbooks, Dec 12, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark hazy orange, almost non-existent white head.

S: Cherry and orange in the nose, along with some fruity Belgian yeast esters.

T: Orange and cherry are the dominant flavors, but there's also some lemon and a strong malty finish.

M: Fuller side of medium bodied, fairly smooth.

O: This isn't quite their best beer, but it's pretty good. Definitely worth a try.

BierJager89, Jan 27, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two finger rapidly dissipating head with nice thick lacing on a murky golden body with tan hues. Aroma is Very much like a farmhouse ale with Belgian yeast and esters, mildly fruity with hints of a DIY or dark fruit like aroma in a belgian dark strong. Flavor is more on the belgian dark strong lines with fig and dark fruit and more Belgian yeast. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall an excellent beer especially for a national brewery chain.

kylehay2004, Jan 12, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale gold into my goblet. A smallish off-white head drops pretty quickly but leaves nice sheets of lacing. The label designates it as the 2013-2014 edition.

Smell: Candied sugars hit me first, although as it warms ground white pepper from the yeast joins the party. Lurking phenolics hint at the strength and gain prominence as the beer warms.

Taste: Candied sugars again lead the charge, but the beer opens up quickly and shows its complexity. The white pepper from the nose is back, along with other spices and a faint herbal element that shows up right at the end. Finally, the sugar sweetness morphs slightly to include welcome honey elements. This is definitely a beer where the payoff of letting it warm to the appropriate level is huge.

Mouthfeel: This is definitely a big, full-bodied beer. The high carbonation offsets that somewhat, however. The ending mouthfeel, particularly as it warms, is almost creamy.

Drinkability: There’s no question that this is a slow sipper, and the relatively apparent alcohol sends a useful warning in this regard. Nothing wrong with sipping this slowly all night, though.

rdickey, Feb 14, 2014
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BJ's Grand Cru from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.