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Grand Cru - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Grand Cru
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BA SCORE
86
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle in a Duinen snifter, this interesting Grand Cru pours a lightly hazy reddish orange with a beautiful frothy light tan head that lingers a long time and produces great lacing. Nose of heavy caramel malts, moderate piney hops, light banana esters mingling with peach and plum, and strong alcohol. Flavors are up front sweet butterscotch and caramel that turns into a light peach like brandy quality. Hops that are piney and sticky are assertive on the aftertaste with strong alcohol searing them into a long sweet finish of peach like flavors. Good carbonation makes this an easy drinker, yet the hops are a bit much to the style, yet far from unpleasant. Very nice. Improves vastly with warmth. I find myself changing the rating a lot with more tastes. Very nice. Will try again.

Cheers!

Photo of Giesch
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigTravor
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vierenner
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

A little too sweet for my liking.

Photo of morimech
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reddish dark amber with a dense two finger head that slowly settled to a thick cap. Almost a solid sheet of lacing is left down the glass.

Heavy caramel and toffee aroma. Some floral and pine notes from the hops. Alcohol is detectable.

Surprising amount of strong yeast esters in the flavor as well as a touch of butterscotch. The malt and the hops did not really compliment each other. The caramel does not pair well with the pine flavored hops and the alcohol.

Big body and creamy texture. Very nice carbonation.

Has some good elements but the flavor was a letdown.

Photo of GRG1313
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of AlbertVogler
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Mugenlude
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mjohnson17
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at Farmhouse Tavern.

Haven't seen or heard anything of this before looking over the bar menu here, so I figured what the hell, right? It pours a hazy sienna-amber topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises maple syrup, molasses, ruby red grapefruit zest, deep caramel, and rye bread. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light nutmeg, a pinch of cinnamon, and a heaping helping of blunt sweetness and booziness. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy finish. Overall, a small beast of a beer, one whose booziness and rough edges keep it from achieving any sort of true greatness. Still, a nice, complex sipper for this early evening...

Grand Cru from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.