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Grandis - OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

Not Rated.
GrandisGrandis

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopStoopid120 on 08-15-2014

Grandis is our blended old ale. It is blended from various ales matured in oak barrels from several months to three years. This blend has a touch of acidity and is very port like with a hint of fine balsamic.

Blend #1 - 08/08/2014
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This was from a 3 oz. taster at the OEC Brewery. I had no idea what to expect with these guys. Needless to say I left there impressed and laden with bottles. With the given rating on this beer (3.76 rAvg with just 33 ratings), I expected it to be meh. After the taster I just had to go buy a bottle to take home. Actual conversation I had with the man behind the counter:

Me: This is supposed to be an old ale?
Him: It's our take on the style.
Me: What did you guys do to it?
Him: A lot of weird stuff.

Dark dark dark for an old ale. Almost as dark as the taster of Zymatore Verdi (imperial stout) sitting next to it.

Aroma was intriguing with dark fruit and a mild tartness.

Taste was just an explosion on my tongue. I was amazed at how much flavor they packed into it. A tart old ale is right up my alley. More dark fruit, and maybe some caramel/toffee. That tart zing was just perfect. FYI, this was served at room temperature, or perhaps slightly colder.

Mouth was fully coating, and it just stuck around forever.

Overall I was extremely surprised and impressed. Very well done, OEC.

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Grandis from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.