AleSmith Grand Cru Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Alesmith tends to be the brewery I love to hate. Most of their beers are obscenely overrated and all that aluminum foil is just pretentious as hell. Also, their IPA sucks.
But a good beer is a good beer and I wont deny it when I find it. Speedway was awesome and so is this Grand Cru. It begins with a nice bready aroma with a bit of cognac and brown sugar. The taste is gracefully defined by dried fruits and runs smooth from start to finish. The body is carnelian with no lace, minimal head, and concise carbonation that strikes a perfect balance between mellowness and vigor. The 10% alcohol makes no unwarranted intrusions.
Unlike most Alesmith beers, this one resonates with genuine character. A true pleasure.
Note: green bottle with gold foil. As of mid- '05 this is not a retired beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2005 06:19:31 | More by RedDiamond
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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
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