AleSmith Grand Cru Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.97/5 rDev +23%
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a slightly dense amber body with a good carbonation of tiny bubbles supporting a creamy light caramel colored head. The head last as a thin film with nice lacing for most of the beer.
S- This beer has a soft yeasty note of faint bananas and circus peanuts which are subtle and balanced soon give way to a bolder toasted note and a robust caramel sweetness at the finish.
T- The rich caramel malt flavor has some darker roasted notes to it with a soft alcohol heat and white raisin quality. There is a soft cola note that gives way to an apple butter note to the malt and a soft toasted malt flavor to boot. The finish is a soft herbal bitterness that wraps up the malt flavors quite nicely without big hop flavors.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a soft alcohol heat and a tight little fizz in the finish that enhances the herbal bitterness.
D- This beer has a great depth of flavor and a perfect support of the wonderful caramel malt. This grand cru is like a great loaf of fresh bread. It doesn't wow you with over-the-top flavor or huge amounts of flavor but it has that amazing freshness and subtle complexity to make this beer stand out.
03-13-2008 18:43:11 | More by rhoadsrage
4.9/5 rDev +21.3%
WoW! This beer is the closest thing to a real Belgian Dark Ale coming from the States that I have ever had. The look and the feel of this beautiful beverage was that of a Rochefort. This beer is a thing of beauty. I wasn't expecting this from and American Brewery, but I like it very much. I will be buying this again.
09-02-2013 01:36:34 | More by KellyScottMad
4.75/5 rDev +17.6%
Intoxicating, deep and dense nose of plump raisins, plums, figs, grapes, bananas and clove.
Incredible and an instant "5" at first taste. Round, very dynamic and very full-bodied. Front is mainly fruit, cherries, plums and dark grapes. In the backround a big caramel and nutty body of deep malt is present. On the finish is port wine and a spicy yeastiness.
Simply Delicious. Alesmith is one of the best.
08-06-2004 00:11:32 | More by Crosling
4.72/5 rDev +16.8%
750ml bottle: Vintage 2003. The beer pours an opaque red hued brown color. About a non-existent head on this one. Notes of caramel, alcohol, maybe chocolate, plums, maybe some yeast and a lot of others that I cant quite place. It is very complex in there. The flavor is a bit sweet, with a slightly sour aftertaste. Actually a bit dry tasting also, as well as a touch syrupy. Notes of the chocolate, fruits and caramel to the taste. Very nice.
08-29-2004 20:09:13 | More by Boto
AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.