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Grand Cru - Yards Brewing Co.

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Grand Cru
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86
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 03:40:53 | More by philbe311
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid about 4 bucks for a hefty pint full of this goodness at the Allegheny six pack shop.

A - Color is a deep orange brown slightly hazy with just a 1/4 inch of head but great lacing.
S - Residual sugars, floral hops, and some malts giving it a apricot or peach smell very fruity.
T - Solvent alcohols do remind you this one is pushing almost 10% but it does give way to sugary malts, bubble gum like sweetness, and some hops to boot.
M - Medium and sort of heavy in body it took me 25 minutes to finish the glass.

Overall this was pretty exceptional for a Belgium ale very smooth for a strong pale. Almost close to true Belgium counterparts at a fraction of the cost.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2014 02:29:36 | More by DrDemento456
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Grand Cru from Yards Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.