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Grand Cru - Yards Brewing Co.

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Grand Cru
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85
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronLover on 06-08-2013)
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Reviews by philbe311:
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

A - Three plus fingers worth of active cascading light airy bond white colored head comprised of huge chunky bubbles with a slightly rocky top... Really good retention... Turns a bit richer and creamier as it settles leaving a full veil of uniform lacing... Audibly fizzy... The color is a deep rich warm amber... A bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... A slight to moderate bit of slightly sluggish carbonation bubbles rise throughout while other bubbles choose just to cling to the sides of the glass...

S - A bit of potent muskiness right from the get go... Band aids... Some Belgian yeast notes and a light wheat presence are buried a bit beneath the surface... Hints of apple and pear... Perhaps a slight whiff of honey... Touches of white pepper and clove... Some light green grape notes as well...

T - Almost exactly as the nose would indicate... Musky... White grapes... The apple and pear are dial up a notch or two... Belgian yeast... Some enjoyable wheat notes... A very subtle spice presence...

M - Medium bodied... Sleek... Smooth... Dense... Limited carbonation... Even and consistent....

D - A very enjoyable Belgian Strong Pale Ale... There's lots of good stuff going on here, but nothing quit remarkable... Solid and enjoyable... A wonderful Belgian interpretation from the City of Brotherly love... Offerings like this and Trubbel De Yards are expanding my already lofty expectations for Yards...

12-22-2013 03:40:53 | More by philbe311
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Grand Cru from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.