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Gran Met | Voodoo Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Gran Met (Grand Master) is an Ale made from our Propriatery yeast from a small brewery in Belgium. We use Cane and Beet sugar, along with German Pilsner Malt to create the unique flavor of this age old style. We also use a unique fermentation process of slowly adding the sugars to the fermentation during fermentation. This allows the yeast to more slowly ferment the beer without overloading the yeast. This process allows for a more clean, tight flavor profile.

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,675
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
264
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
43
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of travelguy
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddieeight
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright gold with a tinge of haze
Smells like clove apple and banana
Taste is sour which overpowers any delicate notes. A little fruity. Very dry finish.
Mouthfeel light and bubbly.
Overall I think victory golden monkey is better in this style.

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Photo of edthehead
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from my PA buddy.
This was poured into a chalice and held a nice half finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off very nicely. Not much lace but what follows in the aroma is very nice.
The aroma had a superb blend of sweet "iced" red delicious apples frosting the edges with a little bit of Belgian malts and a clean Belgian spice. Some hay and grassy sweetness came out with a light citrus and a little bit of bubblegum.
The flavor presented a fairly nice blend of sweet to spice with the sweetness coming out just a tickle more than expected. Red delicious apple to bubblegum and semi-grassy sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a clean sipping quality about it. ABV felt right on with no excessive booziness sometimes found in tripels brewed by American brewers. Voodoo did a great job of containing that "heat" - kudos to them.
Overall, now this is an exceptionally well done American brewed Tripel well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of Sean32
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This decent little tripel pours a nice clear
golden with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, subtle
wispy pool, and very light lacing. Nose of banana esters and subtle bubblegum
with sweet candy malts. Flavors follow the nose with slight exception with
mild candy malts and banana notes tossed into a light green apple flavor
that mingles with a light herbal note from hops. Nice mouth feel, closer to a
Belgian golden than a tripel with medium carbonation, medium body, and a
lightly clean finish.

Overall I would say this is a standard take on a Belgian but closer to a blonde
or golden with a touch more esters in it from the yeast. That said it is still a
nice brew from a new brewery to this area that I am glad to have tried.

Cheers

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Photo of BB1313
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a mild haze but still has some clarity to it with some bubbles racing upwards; small white head that fades leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are subtle, but nice. Mild yeast and malt notes. Hints of apple, pear, banana and bubblegum. The flavors are clean. Some earthy notes. Fresh grass is in the mix. Some black pepper. The beet sugar is noticeable, but this one doesn't come off as sweet at all. Mild warmth, but the alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Finishes dry for the most part. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. It's smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid "American Tripel". It's very similar to their Voodoo Love Child, minus the fruit, but I personally like this one a bit more. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Voodoo Brewing sample number two for me is a winner. It is a decent representation of the style and a pleasure to drink.

It pours yellow with just a bit of fizz. The aroma is yeasty plus a bit of finishing hops. Nice.

The taste is that of a well behaved big Belgian. It might mellow out with aging, but it is OK as is.

Ultimately this is an easy drinking huge Belgian, if such a thing could be. A pretty good value at $2.25. Recommended.

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Photo of atniup
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of initial taste. I taste apple and pear more than banana. The slightest bit of bittnerness, but just about right. Feels good. You really can't go wrong.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear sparkling pale gold with a moderate fuzzy white head.

Smell is apple, pear, banana, and spiced wheat.

Gran Met is a little heavy and strong in taste, but not bad, with sweet spiced apple bread, but fairly strong on the phenols.

Crisp with a frothy fluff.

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Photo of ChrisDolan74
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tast was spot on. Took me a while on the body but learned to appreciate the lighter body.

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Photo of joshautry
2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wingnut93
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheAceOfSpaids
4.63/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threeviews
4.49/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no freshness date) into a non-nucleated Charente glass.

A - Leaving a majority of the yeast/sediment out from the initial pour, Gran Met still pours a hazy, golden orange with nothing more than a pinky's worth of a white head. Clearly not bottle conditioned, the lack of head is not expected from the style. However, the color and turbidity is quite perfect for the style. (3.5)

S - Although not certain, my guess is that Voodoo is using the same yeast strain as Brouwerij De Dolle. Citrus (orange and grapefruit), honey, macerated fleshy fruit (apricot, pear, peach) and hints of rum raisin are all present. (4.5)

T - Everything in the nose translates to the palate. This is a massively fruity tripel and for something brewed in the USA is quite acute for the Belgian Tripel style. Gran Met is much more estery than phenolic...very refreshing and complex for a beer of its strength. (4.5)

M - Medium-plus mouthfeel with moderate carbonation gives Gran Met a powerful presence. The sweetness coats the palate, but the bitterness is no slouch and swoops in to create a convincing, yet pleasant drying finish. (4.5)

O - Being that Gran Met reminds me of Dulle Teve from Brouwerij De Dolle (with the latter receiving many accolades) is nothing short of a wonderful interpretation of the style. My only criticism is the lack of head. However, I understand that Voodoo Brewery might not be equipped to produce a true bottle conditioned/refermented beer and can therefore forgive that element and offer my endorsement for Gran Met. At ~$11 a 4-Pack, this is a great value and just hope I can source some more! (4.75)

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Translucent amber liquid, active carbonation , one finger frothy white foam cap , good lacings

Aroma of sweetness, Belgian yeast, whiff of spice

Tastes sweet, yeast notes, spice, little banana, little clove

Taste the alcohol, lingers in the roof of my mouth beer

Nice beer

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Gran Met from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 264 ratings
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