Grand Cru | Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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54 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minnesota, United States
townhallbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tavernjef on 01-18-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
4
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1
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Taybeh
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the tap, into a tulip. Pours a clear copper with a small head that subsides quickly. Nose is mainly sweet, though different kinds -- fruity cherry syrup, fresh out of the oven baked bread, caramel. Taste and mouthful go together on this one for me...they're just a little one-note: sweet and syrupy, with a little earthy edge. Somehow simultaneously thin (for the abv) and chewy. Eh...

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Photo of briguy93
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jessiejean
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
2.7/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer provides rich malt, malt sugar, caramel and a variety of fruit flavors and aromas. It is a very good beer but the body is a little full and the fruity esters and carbonation a little low. Some candi sugar to reduce the body and rise the carbonation along with higher fermentation temperatures would help.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Alpar
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of deebo
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip at the brewery
A-clear copper brew with an amber hue with a ringing of white bubbles
S-dark fruit and some spice. Belgiany.
T-same as aroma. Lots of spicy phenols and malty goodness
M-moderate body with a nice dry finish. Vapory but not boozy
O-nice Belgian grand cru. Nothing earth shattering but well executed easy drinking malty brew with a decent amount of rich fruity malt and peppery spice.

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Photo of PappyVans
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jarrgal
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8.9% ABV per the menu as of November 2012. Served on-draught at the brewery. Reviewed from notes taken around Thanksgiving.

A: Pours no head whatsoever; retention didn't last from pour to table. Body colour is a rich copper-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Fruit, caramel, biscuit malt, pale malt, rich cherry and raspberry, and rich malty sweetness.

T: Rich cherry, overdone sugary malty sweetness, caramel, and biscuit malt. Jesus, that's sweet. No alcohol or yeast comes through. Too simple for the style.

Mf: Quite sticky. Chewy, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation and thickness.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable for the style. I expected far better, but it seems all this brewery does is disappoint me. I wouldn't have this again. Hides its ABV well. One of this brewery's better beers, but that isn't saying much. Underwhelming.

C+

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Grand Cru from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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