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Schlafly Grand Cru - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
87
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Grand Cru rewards like dry champagne with aromas of passion fruit and exotic spice. This rich, golden-colored ale is fermented with a distinct Belgian abbey ale strain, then bottle conditioned with extra sugar and yeast for at least two weeks. Bottle conditioning creates the effervescent mouth feel, as well as the distinct Belgian lace prized in Belgian beers. Enjoy the complexity imparted by technique and craft.

Cru is a French wine term which means “growth place” or “great growth”. Brewers in Europe, notably in Belgium, and America use the designation to refer to a beer that is created to showcase the brewer’s art and to represent their passion for their brewery.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: MJR on 09-27-2004)
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scratch69

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Cloudy golden-orange color with a fingers worth of head. Fair amount of runny lacing.

Smell- Aromas of citrus, fruits, spices, and yeast.

Taste- Very sweet and fruity flavors with a large amount of spicy Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and wet with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A good beer but not my favorite from Schlafly. Enjoyable but it has just a tad too much yeastiness for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 21:47:00 | More by scratch69
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-14-2013 06:01:36 | More by chanokokoro
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2013 20:02:16 | More by DeutschesBier
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Chirpie

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-28-2013 02:58:16 | More by Chirpie
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-23-2013 01:06:23 | More by Goldfishman
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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-20-2013 01:37:15 | More by Grinky
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-19-2013 17:25:47 | More by Whiskeydeez
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snglmltrblnd84

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-18-2013 01:46:09 | More by snglmltrblnd84
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MikeDahlstrom

Ohio

1/5  rDev -74.2%

05-15-2013 23:17:17 | More by MikeDahlstrom
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vidguy17

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-30-2013 14:50:07 | More by vidguy17
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16%

03-24-2013 21:16:47 | More by Jamison85
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-23-2013 23:15:44 | More by Howlader
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-24-2013 05:51:48 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

02-19-2013 02:03:38 | More by oriolesfan4
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-17-2013 19:23:09 | More by SadMachine
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NickCee


4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-01-2013 23:42:23 | More by NickCee
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nick1427d

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-23-2013 21:54:32 | More by nick1427d
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jadeal

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-20-2013 04:16:21 | More by jadeal
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Stoshua

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-16-2013 23:14:18 | More by Stoshua
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-16-2012 16:05:29 | More by WynnO
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-01-2012 19:20:26 | More by jharris0624
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Cris4545

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-25-2012 01:12:59 | More by Cris4545
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served into a Tripel Karmaliet tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a quickly vanishing white head. Very little specks of lacing.

S - Lots of fruit esters and bread. Tart apples, peaches, lychee, pineapple, candied lemon citrus, pears, spicy Belgian yeast, light cereal grains. Hints of sourness and slight mustiness.

T - Very sweet and fruity. Tropical fruit galore, pineapple, papaya, guava, stone fruits, sour apples, bananas, all sweet but tart as well. Spicy Belgian yeast is layered with in as well as some

M - Medium wet body but quickly dries out.

Lots going on here. Sweet fruit, spicy, malty, and tart. Interesting for sure. This kinda reminds me of a a Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:21:17 | More by StaveHooks
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NeutronMan

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-08-2012 03:27:55 | More by NeutronMan
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber with a 3 finger white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Smells like apples, pears, grapes, pale malts and yeast.

Tastes sweet, with grapes, apples, pears, pepper, pale malts, and candi sugar. The alcohol is also somewhat noticeable, but is not problematic. There is also a light, hoppy bitterness, but it does not do much to counter the sweetness of the beer.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth, and easy to drink. I could drink this again and again. Well made.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 03:00:06 | More by hardy008
Schlafly Grand Cru from The Schlafly Tap Room
87 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.