Peach Grand Cru | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Peach Grand CruPeach Grand Cru

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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 StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the newest peach grand cru incarnation from great divide. this pours like apple juice. clear golden in color with a little richness but no head hardly at all. it smells overly sweet, and not particularly like peaches. sweet malt and alcohol dominate in a simple and only semi appealing combination. the taste is better, with the peaches being sort of jellied or candied, too sweet for sure, but I can taste them. there was one sip though, right about in the middle of the glass, that tasted exactly like a bite of a ripe peach. I wish I could get that through the whole thing, but I couldn't. it was there and gone. for that I give it credit, because its hard to make beer taste like peach, but the rest of it was a bit of a sugary booze bomb. well carbonated though despite the lack of head, makes it no so heavy. I could never drink a 750 of this alone, its a task to be shared with friends. a decent effort, but the peaches are just sort of lost in all the alcohol.

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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 kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 10/9/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spice, and slight peach aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, peach, and some metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but the flavors are all muddled in my opinion.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear orange yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head consisting of large bubbles that died down, consistently leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peaches and dark fruits such as plums are present in the nose. The smell starts off a little weak but quickly strengthens as the beer begins to warm up.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet malts and dark fruits but has strong notes of peaches.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The appearance of this beer is deceiving because it looks like it could be a Belgian Pale Ale but really tastes more like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with the flavors of candi sugars and dark fruits (accentuated by peaches). If I was blindfolded, I would consider this to be a slightly lighter version of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale with a peachy twist. It tastes a little strong, but most of the alcohol is masked from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Noted: Bottled on October 9, 2013.

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Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of kojevergas
1.62/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Awful mouthfeel. Artificial peach taste. Horrid balance.

Great Divide's worst beer by far. Why was this even released?

Just wretched.

A drinking companion actually vomited after a single sip.


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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dirty clarity. Dark amber color. Lots of ring lace with some blanketing in between the lines.

Sweet aroma of strawberry and candy sugar. No peach from my perspective.

Malty and sour are my first impressions. The swallow has a hint of peach. The aftertaste reminds me of the Belgian lambics, sweet and sour at the same time. Full bodied with an elevated level of carbonation.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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 dfhhead25
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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