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Grand Cru - Mazama Brewing Co.

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Grand Cru
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mazama Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 08-12-2013)
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hoptometrist:
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a snifter glass.

A- Poured a hazy golden color with big bright fluffy white head that left chunky lace.

S- Big yeast, bubblegum, pear, clove, and banana notes in the aroma. Very balanced aroma.

T- Big chalky yeasty notes, bubblegum, citrus, clove, pear, and banana notes that finishes with moderate bitterness (although stronger bitterness than I would expect for the style).

M- Very dry, pretty big alcohol warming, prickly carbonation, medium body, and slightly sticky.

O- A very nice Belgian Strong Ale that reminds me of one of my first craft beer favorites, Duvel. The drinkability is high and it has many of the characteristics I look for in a Belgian Golden Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2014 06:38:29 | More by Hoptometrist
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BIll_Currie

Wyoming

2.5/5  rDev -33%

07-24-2014 18:33:02 | More by BIll_Currie
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dipso123

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-22-2014 21:00:34 | More by dipso123
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice goblet at PreFunk tonight. Lightly hazy golden, good enough white head.. More phenolic than estery... not very balanced... A bit too much sweetness magnifies the light fruity esters... Seems a bit thick IMO.... Surprising bitterness rises with warmth... I like the hops as it helps cut through the residual maltiness. Okay... I would buy it again.

3.5/3.5/3.25/3.25/3.25

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2014 04:45:24 | More by JohnGalt1
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VanKieft

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-05-2014 23:29:58 | More by VanKieft
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dannykugler

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-09-2013 20:09:27 | More by dannykugler
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-23-2013 06:29:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Full Disclosure: The website describes this a cross between a Tripel and a Belgian Golden ale (which it is). However, it most closely resembles a golden ale, thus the classification.

Appearance- Served with a couple of fingers' worth of head which retained well. The head is almost pure cotton white with the faintest hints of yellow. The body is a hazy orange juice color. At first, the lacing left behind is sheeting but becomes spotty after time.

Nose- At first, it seemed this beer was too cold to give any real aroma. There were some slight fruity esters but nothing I could really distinguish. This did not change with time or agitation. The beer is good but it is rather lackluster in this department.

Taste- Starts of with a bit of mustiness/funk, some yeast bitterness coupled with spice: phenols, clove specifically. The 10% alcohol doesn't make an appearance at all. This brewery has definitely succeeded in produced a hybrid of both the Tripel and Golden Ale style. There are notes of orange peel and coriander. Some banana as well. At points, the yeast bitterness almost seem like hop bitterness- there is a bit of wood and resin to it. The yeast is very well balanced and outclasses Duvel.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied. Has a delightful effervescence. Its crisp, dry end balances the spice of the finish quite well.

Drinkability- Very easygoing. Doesn't show any heat at all. A little under 4 bucks for a 250 mL pour seems reasonable.

Overall- Solid beer. A little bit closer to a Belgian Golden Ale. Somewhere in between Duvel and Damnation. A must try and a excellent Belgian for not actually being from Belgium.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 02:18:24 | More by artoolemomo
Grand Cru from Mazama Brewing Co.
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