Super Cru
New Belgium Brewing Company

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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
ABV:
10%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 16.03%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
314
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 03, 2015
Added:
Apr 29, 2011
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  26
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: A 22 oz. bottle fills a Chimay glass with a hazy gold liquid capped with 1” of quickly disappearing white foam S: Malt and pear.
T: Fruit, primarily pear with some tropical notes over light malts.
F: Medium body with above average carbonation.
O: A decent Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Jul 03, 2015
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.11 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 11, 2015
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Reviewed by RickS95 from Indiana

2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
It pours a rich looking faded copper orange color. It's not a clear beer at all, unless it's just a chilled haze I'm seeing. Very cloudy. There is no head whatsoever. A few bubbles are up top, but it's hard to call this a head. Too bad too because it's a very rich looking pale ale style beer.

Something gives this an odd smell. It's not a bad smell, but it's very odd. It could be the pear juice, but I think it's the Belgian yeast. It's funky smelling. More than anything, with the high ABV and fruit juice, it smells like a cocktail.

I always try to explain to people that aren't craft beer fans that fruity beers aren't necessarily normal beers with fruit juice added. Unfortunately, this is exactly that. It's basically a mediocre beer with fruit juice added. Because of that, the flavors don't work well together, they kind of cause problems.

Sometimes a lot of different ingredients, scents, flavors provide complexity. This doesn't. There's no cohesion. It's sweet, very tart, bitter, warming, but each of those feels tries to be the star instead of working together. Very similar to some krieks that I've almost had to pour down the drain.

A bit too funky for me. Nothing works, lots of rough edges. Not smooth. Rough around the edges.
Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by warnerry from Michigan

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by GRG1313 from California

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Alpar from Wisconsin

Aug 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by thufflife from Missouri

Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by zestar from California

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by BKotch from Texas

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by CUbeerfan from Georgia

Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by TX-Badger from Texas

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Westuh from Wisconsin

May 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by PappyVans from Wisconsin

May 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by beer64nut from Missouri

May 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by afsdan from Colorado

Apr 09, 2014