Grand Cru - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
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4.16/5 rDev +10.1%
Had this at the Daytona Beach location with my wife and some friends. It's an attractive looking beer. A faded orange color and slightly hazy. Not something like a wit, but a rich looking golden copper. I can't comment on the head because I have no idea how long the beer had been in the glass, but it was a bright white color that provided a bit of lacing.
I was impressed by the smell, particularly for a smallish brewhouse. The combination of fruits and Belgian yeast made a nice impression. The alcohol is high in this, but there's no hint of it in the nose. Nor do the hops present at all.
Really surprising for a restaurant and brewhouse to produce something a lot of the big boys can't pull off. The nose carries over to the taste. A sweet fruity combination of various fruits and Belgian yeast and candied sugar. Very well put together.
The mouthfeel brought out some of the spices from the yeast. As you might guess, a bit of white pepper. There was also finally a note of alcohol with a quick hit of heat near the swallow. Full bodied despite the light color. Never too sweet or too bitter or too hot. The proportions were just about right.
Overall, I was very impressed with this selection from BJs. It tasted like the real thing from another continent. Simple to drink and good tasting.
05-15-2014 03:18:30 | More by RickS95
3.74/5 rDev -1.1%
A: The beer is very hazy light golden yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving lacy wisps of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with strong notes of underlying notes of candi sugars and slight hints of spices. It seems to become a little maltier as the beer warms up.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and is quite malty from the candi sugars, although no sweetness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely tastes strong, although the alcohol is not that apparent in the taste. It seems to lack the complexity offered by some of the top beers in the style.
Note: 2013-2014 Annual
03-02-2014 01:13:15 | More by metter98
4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
The color in my tulip glass was a hazy golden yellow with a fair amount of foam with plenty of lace on the side of the glass. The smell was of carbonated spices and fruit. The flavor was really pleasant, being 10% alcohol, mild, smooth, very flavorful with all kinds of surprise flavors. What a pleasant surprise. Had to have two glass before dinner!
01-02-2013 22:37:58 | More by BeerManDan
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
On tap at the Plano, Texas location.
Served in a nice BJ's Grand Cru stemmed glass. The beer pours a hazy gold color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as some Belgian yeast and orange citrus notes. The flavor is more of the same. The malt notes are accented nicely with the orange citrus, yeast and candy sugar notes. The alcohol is present but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
12-12-2011 06:08:52 | More by Mora2000
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
BJ's Grand Cru
On tap at BJ's Brewhouse in Baton Rouge, LA
Appearance: hazy straw yellow, good lacing, and medium head.
Smell: yeasty wheat and a slight grain.
Taste: yeasty wheat, coriander, and some slight grain.
This is a good brew. Its full bodied and flavorful, while not being overly complex.
01-14-2011 06:56:06 | More by megahurts4
Grand Cru from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.