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

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BJ's Grand Cru
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BA SCORE
86
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.02%
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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RedWeizen83

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-12-2013 18:50:05 | More by RedWeizen83
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JustinQ

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-13-2012 02:48:26 | More by JustinQ
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ninjawheeler55


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-17-2012 00:55:44 | More by ninjawheeler55
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strib

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-16-2013 23:17:19 | More by strib
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +15%

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!

02-07-2014 04:34:30 | More by mwilbur
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-16-2013 14:00:53 | More by tbryan5
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-31-2012 21:05:12 | More by gtermi
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-20-2012 13:21:30 | More by abex44
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-14-2012 19:09:42 | More by Lynn
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zbooks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-12-2012 01:23:57 | More by zbooks
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BierJager89

California

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

01-27-2014 21:56:52 | More by BierJager89
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +9%

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.

01-12-2012 01:37:32 | More by kylehay2004
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wilfonzo

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-17-2012 23:04:45 | More by wilfonzo
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Bazyx

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2014 23:27:22 | More by Bazyx
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Kerne

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-04-2014 02:14:41 | More by Kerne
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trebbates

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-20-2014 18:50:30 | More by trebbates
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KhangGarrett

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-15-2013 06:58:11 | More by KhangGarrett
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-25-2013 02:21:06 | More by GaToWyo
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rdickey

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

02-14-2014 00:20:58 | More by rdickey
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cambabeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-21-2014 06:02:34 | More by cambabeer
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delgotit99

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-09-2012 07:13:46 | More by swungomonkey
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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-26-2014 01:42:00 | More by scripna
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-03-2013 18:21:14 | More by quadhog
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BJ's Grand Cru from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.