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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

671 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 96
Gots: 121 | 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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Ratings: 671 | Reviews: 355 | Display Reviews Only:
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-21-2014 23:58:18 | More by rondufresne
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Flight317

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-17-2014 18:47:45 | More by Flight317
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n2pux

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-16-2014 18:16:14 | More by n2pux
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-15-2014 17:01:18 | More by arlingtonjoe
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-15-2014 03:31:50 | More by warmbier804
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-09-2014 00:27:56 | More by mrchrisray
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alostplot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-07-2014 00:22:21 | More by alostplot
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-03-2014 19:30:11 | More by ramrod666
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-01-2014 23:53:18 | More by MastaShonuf
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2014 03:37:49 | More by Zachtheporter
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-26-2014 12:04:11 | More by Noelito76
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-24-2014 02:43:29 | More by Latarnik
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Millax25

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-20-2014 19:30:11 | More by Millax25
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-20-2014 18:37:22 | More by BrownAleMale
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

05-20-2014 16:02:11 | More by KevinGordon
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-15-2014 04:18:51 | More by cultclassic89
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Oakhtar

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-11-2014 01:50:41 | More by Oakhtar
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-05-2014 08:50:04 | More by zestar
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MikalMick

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-04-2014 05:20:38 | More by MikalMick
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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-03-2014 19:53:13 | More by vande
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-02-2014 18:08:07 | More by atrocity
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-26-2014 10:21:18 | More by Sarge3130
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seand

California

4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a translucent reddish brown with a fair amount of tan head. This dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass, which leaves mild lacing.

S: Candied honey sweetness, with a touch of booze.

T: Full candied raisin-y sweetness leading into some mild but noticeable booze towards the finish. Extremely well balanced, deep, complex, and sweet, but well short of the cloying line. The finish is a touch sticky.

M: Full body, medium carbonation, and perfectly matches the flavor profile.

Overall, this is truly an excellently constructed beer. Everything is very well balanced, and the end result is complex, rich, and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 01:02:22 | More by seand
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-21-2014 16:55:41 | More by dannyfayy
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-19-2014 08:11:40 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.