Gran Met | Voodoo Brewery

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Gran MetGran Met

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

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1.25/5  rDev -66.1%

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1.52/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Knapp85
2.17/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I enjoy most of Voodoo's brews but I found this one to be a little strange. I struggled to finish my half of the bottle. My friend and I agreed that this brew a bit weird. It was sweet but it just had some odd flavors going on in it. I liked everything this beer had brought to the table everything from the label design to the aroma and color. I was just glad that I was able to finish it and move on to the next one we had in the fridge.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of kbuzz
2.52/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22 oz bottle with a super rad label into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark straw, golden yellow with a thin half finger white head that faded pretty quickly. A fair amount of bubbles shooting up through the beer.

S: Very potent saison smell. Some lemony citrus notes. Strong orange rind in there as well. Floral and spicy hop notes...a little bit of that belgian yeast quality in there...sort of a wet hay smell.

T: STRONG biting citrus taste...lemon, grapefruit, orange...almost reminds me of a glass of theraflu or a bad screwdriver. Not very pleasing at all. Just an overwhleming astringent citrus overload. I can't get past it at all. I actually might not finish this beer.

M: Highly carbonated and medium-thin to thin bodied. Was certainly meant to be a summer beer. Definitely a dry beer as well.

O: This is going to be the lowest rated beer I've reviewed to date. I can tell what they were going for and they missed. The yeast doesn't come thorugh enough...and that theraflu/cheap vodka screwdriver taste just overwhelms anything that might have been done well. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but this is not good. I'm going to let it warm a bit and see if it improves, but more than likely, I will be dumping this. Two big thumbs down on this one from me - Voodoo has many, many better beers in their stable...avoid this one.

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2.64/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours an apple-juice color with very little head or carbonation. Some spices / cloves & banana aroma like many classic Belgian style brews, but also a noticable alcohol esters smell as well. Very astringent alcohol taste as well, overpowering the banana / raisin / clovevyou get from the Belgian yeast. The foundation for a solid beer is there but the boozeyness doesnt mix well with the other flavors. Thin and leaves little on the palette to savor.

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2.7/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Interesting. I must say that I am really pleased that this doesn't taste like the pilzilla and big brown ale! I'm still not thrilled with it. No head. Little smell. The taste... Varies! When stone sober and on a clean tongue it's cidery and astringent. Later (after a few little glasses) it's citrus and astringent. In the end you're just wasted - I should have shared the bottle!

The astringency... Is a bit interesting. I just had a big name trip the other day and it was wicked astringent, too. Like... Well... Like not knowing how to brew has something to do with the style or something. Weird. Seriously weird.

So, yeah. Positive suggestions... Don't mash so long. Don't crush your grains so finely. Add a little wheat (or whatever) to give it a tiny head...

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Photo of ShadesOfGray
2.7/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a chalice. Pours an average clear copper color with little to no head at all, which is surprising, because it seems pretty carbonated. Needless to say, not much lacing to talk of at all.

Aroma is pretty hard to put my finger on...very, very faint. Can slightly make out a spice...ginger maybe? A little note of citrus too.

Flavor is nothing special either. It's got a kick of some spices, but I didn't really enjoy it. Grand Met has a carbonated/seltzery feel/taste to it. Light bodied, therefore easy to drink.

Not my favorite Voodoo brew.

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Photo of tone77
2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some yeast and spice. Taste is also mild for the style, alcohol, some malts, a touch of spice, a bit bland. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not terrible, I was expecting more from this beer.

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2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of treyrab
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Split this one on while brewing with jac5084 and the girlfriend. Poured into 3 chalices...

A: This is really the peak of the beer, and then it snowballs downhill from here. Anyway, this one pours a nice, hazy yellow like a good Belgian Pale Ale. This one does not have much head nor does it lace, but that was not expected. The carbonated rushes up the glass and is very eventful.

S: Whoa, smells like a strong macro mixed with banana and alcohol. It's smells almost as if way too much cane sugar was added to this and the alcohol was forced. Not much Belgian malts it seems. Quite a turnoff.

T: The taste is similar to the smell, very strong, almost malt liquor tasting with banana and alcohol.

Overall, this one was hard to force down. The alcohol astringency and the cloying of the off banana flavors really took away from the beer. Overall, Voodoo is a great brewery, and this is the first offering that I did not enjoy.

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

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a hazy dark amber color with a dense slightly off white head leaving a nice lacing.

S-the nose is strong with lots of burnt brown sugar up front and candied fruit behind, notes of yeast and acetone seem to blend together with dark fruits of plum and black cherries in the back.

T-the taste is much of the same, burnt sugars, candied fruit, acetone and yeast, some dark candied fruits in the back. lots of sweetness with notes of heat and alcohol in the finish.

M-creamy, syrupy feel, full bodied and chewy with a moderate carbonation.

D-extremely sweet and very sugary, a little burnt sugar and not much else. also shows the heat a little, might do well with a little age but i wouldn't expect much from this.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lovely golden color with a modest foam. Spritzy in the mouth. Yeasty and fruity, rather woody and tending toward bitterness in the aftertaste. The stuff really is a shot to the head, powerful alcohol dose and easy sipping.

The fruit is certainly interesting. It would be a good taste test, however, to put this up against some cheap fruity malt beverages and see whether it's that much better. If they'd only put this in 24 oz cans and sell it for $1.99. However, on tasting another glass, the hops come through. But there is a lot of odd fruit, like grapes and muskmelon. It keeps changing.

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Gran Met from Voodoo Brewery
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