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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Photo of Buzz3d
4.91/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

the pour I got was only 9CL so i could not enjoy this as long as I wanted, but over all the taste and feel of this grand cru was great!

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Photo of Rift
4.56/5  rDev +28.1%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Kenzie
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of RDW
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells just like peaches but the taste is not over powering of peaches. Very good beer.

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.32/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Butchnasty
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of MidloRapid
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keepnitrl
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%

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 Martyrob
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not too sweet and definitely one of the better strong golden ales I have had.

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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 ZoomanCru
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

App: The most pure brown I have seen in a beer. Some head with large bubbles and minor lacing. No effervescence to sustain it, the head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sour and earthy belgian yeast like smell hits first, slight peach pulp like notes floating in the background. Not very assertive. As the beer warms a little aromas are more apparent, becoming more belgian and pungent. A lot like a fruit wine.

Taste: Warm and intense belgian tastes of fruity esters, warmth of high alcohol. Malt is prominent, but the yeast reigns, supported by a very pleasant peach sweetness that really captures a ripe fruits potential. Balance is exquisite. Malt, fruit, and hops all combine to form an incredibly rounded, strong and complicated brew. Definite alcohol warmth, but without the spirit like after taste of many higher ABV styles. Wait for it to warm to cellar temperature (54F). Temperature is really important for this brew. Too cold and you won't get the peach flavors you're paying for, too warm and it tastes too much like alcohol.

Mouth: Medium carb and a lingering sweetness typical of the belgian style.

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Photo of dbarny76
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzedup
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid offering . was very impressed. A must try!!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on tap at Federal Taphouse, served chilled in a snifter.

The color is a dark golden shade with amber highlights and thin white head with fine bead that leaves streamers of lace that cling in rings. The smell is like ambrosia-tropical with peach scent and juicy quality with slight yeast ester and fragrant floral accent. The smell has an almost Hawaiian Punch (c) type juicy fruit aroma! The feel is semi-juicy/tangy with lightly sweet malt in the front with spiciness in yeast and light tangy and juicy contrast with mild spicy middle and moderately carbonated with mildly alcoholic finish.

The taste is very good in an almost champagne-like mix of vinous and yet peach quality with effervescent push adding emphasis to the acidity with a juicy tangy flavor and tropcial sweetness enters in the middle with a light stone fruit flavor and gently vinous element continuing with a semi-dry peach skin taste combined with alcohol in the finish. Overall this is a great Belgian with sufficient amount of peach to boost the alcohol and adds some flavor -the yeast has a nice Belgian quality with slight spice to offset some of the sweetness-I would like to try this in the bottle.

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Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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