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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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746 Ratings

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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 99
Gots: 132 | 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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Nose: very fruity nose (plums) over spice and malt, dried fruit, brown sugar
Pours hazy reddish amber to deep brown with a thin white quickly dissipating head that provides light lace. Has legs.
Palate: Starts sweet with a wine quality, plums, brown sugar, toasted grains, with a gentle, balancing hop finish.
Mouth feel: Very creamy medium to medium full body, medium high carbonation, warming but not harsh or solventy alcohol.
A classic

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AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 746 ratings.