Peach Grand Cru | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Peach Grand CruPeach Grand Cru

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peach Grand Cru is Great Divide’s newest limited offering. Brewed with Colorado fruit picked right at the peak of ripeness, this Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well-known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches. Both sophisticated and balanced, this extraordinary, aromatic ale was born to be savored beyond the orchard.

Added by gillagorilla on 11-09-2013

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4.56/5  rDev +28.1%

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at McNellie's Public house. Dark peach color with a solid head that slowly recedes. Smells of roasted malts and light peachiness with underlying alcohol. The malts were upfront and smooth and the alcohol hit in the back of the throat. The peach taste was a little bit syrupy and didn't feel liked it belonged. Medium-high bodied with high carbonation and the taste and smell of alcohol throughout.
Overall, I finished it and was glad it was a 8.5 oz glass and nothing more. The hops and malts overwhelmed the peach entirely and made me look for the peach. I was very much looking forward to this and ended up disappointed.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle, label says bottled on NOV 18, 2014. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy orange/copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is sweet and fruity, the brew smells like processed candied/syrupy peaches, caramel, bready malt, cloves and a bit of dark fruit (figs). I think the taste pretty much is just like the aroma, but there's also some sweet spiciness, brown sugar and a bit of booze noticeable. But for being 12% ABV, it's not as boozy as I thought it would be. All the peach to me in both the aroma and flavor is the candied/processed kind, and there isn't any "fresh" peaches from what I can tell. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall I liked this brew and I'm glad I tried it, but at $19.99 a bottle I wouldn't buy it again at that price.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Tiernan
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Pours clear orange amber with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet peaches with some earthy funk.

The flavor is sweet and acidic peaches and yeast with an odd chalky tannin like bitter finish. It's a bit boozy. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK boozy belgian peach beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on October 9, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, yeasty, and sweet Belgian Cru style aroma with big hints of peaches and spice. Belgian yeast with hints of clove, peppers, and funk. Big scent of peaches along with some other fruit hints of pear, apple, banana, and grapes. Sweet malt hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, straw, and cracker. Big scent of Belgian candied sugar. Subtle dark fruit hints of raisin and fig. A pretty solid fruity smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, fruity, and fairly sweet Belgian taste with big notes of peach and malt. Belgian yeast along with some notes of clove, funk, and peppers. Big presence of candied sugars. Big upfront taste of peaches. Also some fruit notes of pear, banana, apple, and grapes. Solid malt presence with notes of sweet caramel, grains, straw, biscuit, and cracker. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with some raisin and fig notes. Pretty light hop presence. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sweet and somewhat sticky but not cloying. Kind of boozy but it still goes down easy.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Grand Cru. The peaches add a good kick. Not quick as big with the dark fruit as the style typically is but its still good.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppySeb
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of RDW
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Wichita. Bottled 9 Oct 13

Pours an effervescent copper with a pinky of cream colored head. Viscious with minimal head retention & lacing

S: Canned peaches, pears & booze

T: Pears, a touch of peach brandy & dryness up front. Slight oakyness as this warms, then honey, a little bit of woody hops, & boozey pear & some golden delicious apple& leafy hops. Finishes dry, fruity & somewhat boozey

MF: Medium bodied, sticky with moderate carbonation, warming

Drinks a might slow due to the ABV & complexity. This will get better with age. Great Divide should've stuck a bunch in Brandy barrels & aged this for a year or so.... Was hoping for more now...

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Photo of briancathy
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Keith_R
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blindpiggie
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of sfr26
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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Peach Grand Cru from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 163 ratings