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Great Lakes Grand Cru - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Grand Cru
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89
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.56%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aracauna on 06-06-2004)
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: A murky, cloudy orange poor with a tight white sudsy head.

Smell: Some yeasty funk and wheat bread. Not a whole lot going on here but very interesting.

Taste: Orange, coriander, cloves, allspice, maybe some cinnamon, and maple sweetness but that's in the background and not overpowering. A nicely balanced beer. Complex and very enjoying.

Mouthfeel: Medium and slight creamy. Coats the palate and is long in the finish.

Drinkability: Wow...this was gone in an instant! This is nicely done. I haven't had a lot of belgian beers but this is a great interpretation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2005 00:14:16 | More by mattcrill
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i believe this is a 7.5% abv...

on-tap at the brewpub.. a couple of pints here.

pours orange and murky with a belgian style minimalist head and lacing of white bubbles that lay soupy and thick on the surface. smells yeasty with big orange blossom nose. body is lighter than it looks. a little too much alcohol bite for the abv, but intense, flavorful sweetness.. coriander and floral notes help hide it. finishes real clean with a bit of bitterness to last you through to the next sip. excellent american grasp of a belgian style here.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2005 22:30:49 | More by goodbyeohio
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aracauna

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has a big poofy white head. It's very citrusy with orange and clove. It's very drinkable as well with a good malt backbone. A bit hoppy-bitter for style. Before I even found out that it was basically Holy Moses big brother, I noticed the similarities. Both are excellent beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2004 06:59:55 | More by aracauna
Great Lakes Grand Cru from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.