AleSmith Grand Cru Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 670 | Reviews: 355 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 1 pint 9 oz champagne magnum that is corked, capped and foiled. Light amount of sediment is on the bottom and stay compact while pouring. 2000 vintage.
Appearance: Tarnish copper with brownish hues, thick and creamy light tan lace straps its self to the glass and leaves a trail all the way down to the bottom.
Smell: Spicy and orangey with a sweet alcoholic nose. Fruity and estery with hints of ripe plum. More spiciness than anything else.
Taste: Smooth to the point of being unreal with a luscious creamy back, mellow alcohol character drapes its sweet and spicy flavours over the tongue. Maltiness is sizable with traces of caramel and a mouth feel that is close to syrupy. Spiciness from the alcohol doubles up and with a hint of yeast brings levels of complexity. Hops? Well they are there but not in any way seen with all of the flavours bursting and thus there is no need for even a modest presence. Mild citric peel with a big plum like fruitiness, alcoholic esters make their move but the spiciness stays on top. A heavy hand of residual sweetness is left over for the spice loaded finish to deal with.
Notes: This is a stellar brew with a deceiving alcohol. Complex flavours keep things in balance with a well rounded spiciness and big malt foundation.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2002 19:53:58 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +11.1%
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 670 ratings.