AleSmith Grand Cru Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
2.63/5 rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. I reviewed a fresh bottle (which was lost in one of BA's "lost review" moments) and didn't care for it much. We'll see if this is any better with some time on it.
3.0 A: Opaque medium brown color. Two fingers of fizzy beige head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.
3.0 S: Brown sugar, caramel, and a rum soaked raisin type booziness. Fig and prune fruitiness. Some toastiness in there as well. Peppery spiciness. Light bready maltiness. The flavor profile looks better on paper than how it actually smells. The aromas don't balance each other out that well. Still, not bad.
2.5 T: This has mellowed to the point of being boring. Brown sugar and caramel are the strongest flavors. Almost tart fruitiness featuring dates, figs, and raisins. Light peppery spiciness. Booze is in check though.
2.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation level is right, but it's a "passive" carbonation as opposed to the spritzy Belgain yeast carbonation that I like. Seems almost oily. Smooth though.
2.5 D: Didn't care for it fresh and I care for it even less with some age. It's not undrinkable, but it's boring with a subpar mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 05:11:45 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Crystal clear. Deep copper. Thin foamy head.
S: Cream Soda. Vanilla. Prune.
T: Raisin, prune, fig, vanilla, slight chocolate. Well balanced with the flavors and the booze.
M: medium carbonation, medium body. Velvety goodness.
O: great beer. Well balanced. Easy drinking for a big beer. Will buy again.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 01:28:04 | More by jellikit
AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.