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Grand Cru - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 64
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mickeymac on 06-26-2003

Brewed with imported Belgian malts and a blend of exotic spices, BJ's Grand Cru has a malty character with a whirlwind of fruit and spice flavors. First brewed to celebrate the new millennium, BJ's Grand Cru has been a seasonal tradition ever since. This Belgian-stlye amber ale is bottle-conditioned and flavorful enough to age in the bottle for many years. Like a fine wine, the beer will change over time as some flavors mellow while others become more pronounced. For optimal aging, we recommend that you store BJ's Grand Cru for at least one year at between 55 and 65°F. Or enjoy it now!
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4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This arrived as a nice deep amber and red with a small head. There's only a few specks of lace.

The smell is very nice, with a ton of malt and candy sugar. The taste is a little plain, lacking much fruit or hop flavor, but the various malts and sugars are almost enough on their own. The mouthfeel is full and pleasing, while drinkability is pretty good.

Very sweet but well done; definitely one of their best offerings. (426 characters)

Photo of mickeymac
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at BJ's in Woodland Hills, CA in June 2003. It pours a good looking reddish brown with a big off-white head that fades fairly quickly. The smell is perfume and spice, with nutmeg being the most noticeable spice. The taste is more of the same, but the spice rack effect is even more pronounced in the taste than in the smell. It's an interesting taste, but the novelty wears off before the first glass is gone. It's worth a try, but I'll try something else next time. (488 characters)

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Grand Cru from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.