Grand Cru | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nbree00 on 07-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,246
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
478
pDev:
16.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
101
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of stephens101
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been sitting in the cellar for quite a while. Guess now is as good a time as any to give it a go.

Off-white bubbles pop up quickly and fade just as fast leaving a golden brew. Sour light fruit to the nose. Among the orange and green apple, slight notes of gum are revealed and followed by a good dose of booze aroma. Hot and boozy up front with more light fruits, fruit juice, fruit peel and a bit of spice following. Has an effete body that's supported only by the alcohol heat.

Not terrible, but going to sip on this one all night because it scares me to some extent.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shon4star
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

I saw this sitting on a shelf. So I bought it despite the mixed reviews. This brew was surprisingly good. I right away could taste some charred oak, toffee, and a small hint of vanilla. It coats the palate very well. Overall I would by this again due to the low price point 14.99 fora 500ml.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of floridadrift
4.62/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage

Golden orange. Sweet caramel, bourbon with fruits. Pretty hot still.

Really tasty for how many years it has on it. I'm really glad I have 2 more.

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Photo of anteater
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MHoe
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of QuakeAttack
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
4.68/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting, very unique and strong.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goldndomer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick29
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was worth having it

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Photo of Mbertrand2
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not your typical beer, but has a very complex taste and is highly carbonated. Hints of wine and oak, especially in aromas.

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Photo of Jagzfan86
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hits on a ton of notes. Hints of cider, watered down bourbon, an oaky Chardonnay, but best of all it still maintains a strong ale backbone. I may not be the best to review this beer as I do not often branch out from IPAs, but I am happy I tried this one.

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Photo of macesq
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of linzalexis
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Grand Cru from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 478 ratings