Grand Cru On Peaches | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in whiskey barrels.

Added by MinorThreat on 06-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 8
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into plastic cup at Great Divide anniversary party

A- hazy ruby brown with minimal white head and no lacing

S- lots of sweet dark fruits, peaches and molasses

T- very peach forward with lots of dark sugars, clove, subtle banana and mild sweet chocolate. Very very nice

M- soft, lightly carbonated and creamy

O- really inspired beer. The peaches add a layer to the base grand cru that couldn't have worked better; turned a very nice beer into a brilliant one.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of thebigredone
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the most complex brew I tired while at Great Divide, but certainly not what I was expecting. I was thinking a high ABV sour/tart golden with peaches. Not quite. More like a blend between a Belgian golden and a strong dark with subtle peach hints.

Pours a light brown/gold color with a nice white head.

The nose is predictably boozy, pretty sure the board said this was 12+% ABV. Some peach smell, Belgian yeast, sweetness and more booze all hit the nose.

Taste is less boozy, though you can certainly feel it. Belgian yeast, both dark and yellow fruits (think plums, pears, raisins and apples), and a taste of gentle peaches all combine on the tongue. Not sure that peach was the best idea of a fruit to use in this, but it is enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is heavy and slick. This is a big beer and you can feel it.

Overall, I enjoyed this. Not something I would want to drink more than 3-4 oz. of a time for sure.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Crystal clear burnt orange, ample loose bubbles rising slowly- looks kinda syrupy. Light orange head. Enticing.

S: Really nice peach, maybe some bready malt too. It's pleasant, right up there with the best of Belgian Strong Darks, but not forward enough.

T: Peach, a bit of other stone fruit, muted bread/grain which lasts on the finish. Decidedly sweet. No alcohol burn to speak of, which is remarkable for such delicate flavors. But I could also use a stronger presence of the flavors that are there, namely the peach.

F: A completely acceptable amount of syrupiness from the sugars, with good carbonation. Soft.

O: A little disappointing, sadly. It didn't follow the watered-down path of a lot of fruit beers take, but it can't be called peach-forward, really. It could have used a good amount more of the peach and still been considered balanced. Still, an enjoyable beer, and with such a high ABV you will only need one. But for the price I'd recommend a six pack of your favorite witbier and some real peaches.

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1.3/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap at Saraveza. The grim reaper himself would refuse this putrid mini vessel of sadness and lost dreams.

Smells like an abomination unto the lord

Tastes of a boisterous copulation of soiled diapers and fresh corpses

This hit the dump pile faster than Miley Cyrus's dignity

Wow, this was the proverbial turd in the punchbowl at the sour peach beer fest

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a dark orange type body with decent head and minimal lace. Get some Belgian yeast strains in the nose and a touch of sweet fruit sensations but I don't really get any peach - just more of a generic sugariness and breadiness. More than anything else I will point out that I really don't get bombarded with peach. On the plus side, the ABV is well-hidden to me and I didn't realize just how high it is until the bartender told me (would've guessed 8 or 9). As for the beer itself, the peach was just another fruit flavor along with some citric/orange flavors and added to the sweetness from other fruit notes that I can only describe as tropical plus dark fruits (I swear I picked up some pear, banana (like a witbier), figs). Also a good amount of breadiness to this beer for balance but not chewey or anything. By no means the best option out there but some of the reviews for this beer are a little harsh for an alright beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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2.14/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Something was severely off with this. Tastes like an unholy amalgamation of diapers and the souls of the damned. This is 7th circle shit. Just not very good at all. I hope it was just a bad keg. In any event, it is very unlikely that I will be trying this again. Not recommended.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

750 mL. Soap bubble head, not much of it either. Almost looks like a cask pour. Quite funky & fruity on the nose... This one ended up being hard to stomach after a couple of sips- just a bit too sweet. Overpowering artificial syrup taste throughout, lingers on the palette as well.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Grand Cru On Peaches from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 34 ratings