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Grand Cru Winter Reserve - Flying Fish Brewing Company

Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve

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BA SCORE
82
good

419 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 419
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.05%


Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-14-2002)
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templar316

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich burnished copper with a quickly receeding off white head. It cling's nicely to the side of my Duval tulip. A soft nose of cotton candy, crisp apples and honeyed pears. It coats the mouth with tart apple and champagne brightness. All in all leaves me alert but wanting more. A solid offering!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 04:37:09 | More by templar316
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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New York

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian and fruity yeast as well as candi sugars are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and starts out a little fruity from the yeast and transitions to flavors of pale malts and candi sugars. Slight bits of spices are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a little sweeter compared to other beers in the style as it doesn't have any associated dryness. It seems to taste like a hybrid between a Belgian Strong a Pale Ale and a Dubbel.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an orangey straw color with a finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose has the classic Belgian funk to it along with a perfumed scent that adds to the funkiness. The flavor profile has Belgian yeast merged with a touch of brown sugar sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

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Poured bottle into glass. 6.9 % abv. The label on the bottle and alcohol content have changed for this offering since it has been listed on beeradvocate.

Appearance- Pours a transparent golden yellow with a thin head that dissipates with large bubbles.

Smell- Sweet with hints of malt. Has a grainy aroma as well. Almost like that of a dry cider.

Taste- Hints of sweet dough at first with a prominent malt finish. Slight undertones of apples.

Mouthfeel- On the thin side and dry as well. Low carbonation as well.

Overall- Mildly complex and easy drinking. Thinner in body than I would have thought. Still the story of this beer is how malty it is, like that of bread.

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12oz bottle, mason jar, best by 3/23/14.

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Grand Cru Winter Reserve from Flying Fish Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.