Peach Grand Cru | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,405
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
163
pDev:
15.45%
 
 
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5
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Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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 cnbrown313
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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 blindpiggie
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JakerLou
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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 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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Photo of djtomain
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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 gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's on 11/2/13

A: 1 finger head with lacing. There was really bad lighting so I'm not exactly sure of the exact color but it was very copper.

S: Sweet and very Belgian. A bit bready but only got a bit of the earthy pith of peaches.

T: Not too sweet. Like a tripel but with none of the spice. Not fruity at all. A bit of that earthy pith skin part of the peach. Weird aftertaste. Bready.

M: Soft with light bubbles.

O: Not what I was expecting. Odd malt backbone. Not good. Bleh.

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