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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Grand Cru AleAleSmith Grand Cru Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

660 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 96
Gots: 118 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bottle conditioned.
AleSmith Grand Cru really needs to be tasted to be truly appreciated. Toasty, caramelly flavors, as well as flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast strain, predominate over a tapestry of subtle nuances. Winner of the blue ribbon at the 1999 California State Fair, it is a thing of beauty. It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 12-16-2005)
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Bighuge

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark burgandy appearance. Very slight head recedes to almost nothing as a collar. This Grand Cru has a nice, thick aroma. It's dark fruits (cherry, plum), burnt molasses, raisin, bread pudding, alcohol and port. Nice. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. Body is about medium. This beer packs a punch with its flavor. The big everclear soaked melon and dark fruit characteristic is dominant. The alcohol isn't too heavy, but it's fucking there. It's got the fig and date thing going on. Nuances of port. Bready and doughy yeast tones. Nice flavor.

A Big ol Grand Cru thanks to the Grandest of BeachBums.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2004 02:53:27 | More by Bighuge
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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.