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Grand Cru - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

Grand Cru
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79
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 21.92%


Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2001)
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.81/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On draft at Capone's.

The beer is autumn orange and mildly hazy with a thin, white head. The aroma brings malt, various spice, yeast. Immediately lacking the depth and intrigue found in the scent of a fine Flanders red. Belgian yeast and citrus notes, with a sweetness reminiscent of apple huice. Malty with a touch of funky citrus. Eh, this was mediocre. Not even close to Rodenbach, or other notables in the genre.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 02:08:38 | More by Huhzubendah
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a snifter, a reddish amber liquid with a thin ringlet of bubbles on top; no lacing to speak of. Aroma was a bit muted, light notes of grapes and oak. The taste was a bit light as well, white and red grapes, apple skins, oak, with just a light twinge of tartness. The body was on the light end of medium, and seemed pretty thinned out overall. It was definitely drinkable, but not really exemplary of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2013 01:04:37 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 06/02/12 notes. As the other reviewer mentioned, this is not a Belgian strong pale ale, this is a flanders red ale, confirmed by the bartender and their menu. This is also not a retired beer, but a rotational; it was just brewered again in late May.

a - Pours a dark amber brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wood, sour fruits, red wine, oak, and sweet dark fruits. Very nice, really like the light sourness it has.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits, wood, oak, red wine, sweet dark fruits. Very nice again. Sour but nothing overly sour.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; it was my favorite beer they had on tap. Really liked the sour fruit, red wine, and wood combo it had going on. Nothing super sour but a very solid beer. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 20:23:33 | More by mdfb79
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Alright, Im going to put this here, since that was what was on the board at Standard Tap. What I had was a Flemish Red Brewed by Manyunk out of a firkin. It said Grand Cru on it.

This came out of the spout looking kinda lifeless. Pretty flat, no foam, the color was a reddish amber looking kinda like a dark cider. No carbonation at all.

Smell is of old cider, some apple scent and the faintest of sweet malt. Some vinegar is there but not intruding. Cherry flavor is mad muted.

Getting some sips of this, this tastes very old. Im not sure if this is an old firkin or not. Faint apple, faint cider, faint cherry, faint vinegar. The key word being this beer is very faint. Not my bag.

Feel is dead off the firkin, no bubbles, no nothing. This is not sour or tart, very bland and needs character. Sorry, it's just not there. I drank my glass cause I paid for it, but I did not enjoy it.

Serving type: cask

03-11-2012 21:50:50 | More by BARFLYB
Grand Cru from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.