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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

666 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 95
Gots: 119 | 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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beergeek279

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4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served as a sample from the 750 mL bottle. The color was amber, with a ring of white head. The smell was a sweeter malt and alcohol. The taste was a nice sweet dark malt, with some hints of coriander and a good bit of hops for the style, and the alcohol was definitely noticable. Mouthfeel was very chewy. As for drinkability, could have several of these.

Another fine offering from the folks at Alesmith. A Belgian Dark with hops...well, certainly going to be up my alley. The only shame is that I can't run into Alesmith around here...distribute further, please!!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2004 16:08:42 | More by beergeek279
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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.