Super Cru | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
78
okay
314 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by daledeee on 04-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
314
Reviews:
159
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
26
For Trade:
3
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3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a medium orange with a slight brown hue and a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that was dissipated rapidly to just a few puddles of residue and had some streaky lacing.

The aroma was of straw malts, grassy hops and a moldy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, a bit of fruitiness and a nice dose of alcohol.

The taste was a little bland yet still sweet and a tad acidic with a decent caramel note in the beginning and finished a bit malty and fruity with a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted a decent amount of time after the swallow, leaving behind a slight fruitiness and a strong alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body with the texture being oily and a bit watery with a mild carbonation.

Overall a very mild tasting Belgian Ale, which was a little astringent, a bit fruity and had a strong alcohol presence.

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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice amber/orange color w/ a one finger cocoa head. Plenty of carbonation, and decent lacing on this beer. Very clear in appearance and very easy to see all the way through. Nose is yeast, malt, pear, apple... Hops are surprisingly absent so far in the smell. Maybe once it warms a bit. Yes, they're coming out w/ warming. Taste is unique, and slightly strange to me. The hops show up a bit, but it's mainly pear juice and malt that I get, w/ pear juice being on the strong side. Everything seems just a little out of balance to me. It's not horrible, it's just not great. Mouthfeel is syrup smooth, and very sweet. Not a lot of complexity in this category. Overall, this beer is just a little off. It sounds like a good idea when you read the description of the beer, but the end result just doesn't quite make it.

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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Deep reddish amber with a half inch or so of head that dissipates into a thin ring of lace. A bit dark for a BSPA (if that is, indeed, what it's supposed to be) but otherwise quite nice-looking.

S- Pears and apple juice with a good dose of clove spice. Perhaps some caramel and husky grain as well.

T- Very sweet with a near-cloying apple/pear juice flavor. A rich caramel character doesn't really help matters either. Alcohol is quite evident at times, especially on the finish. Finishes with an odd, slight bitterness and lingering apple sweetness.

M- Thick, almost syrupy with a decent balancing carbonation.

This is a bit odd; I'm not sure exactly what it's trying to be. It's too dark and rich to really be a tripel or a BSPA, but it's certainly not in the Quad/BSDA category either. I don't mind oddballs, but they need to taste good. This one was overly sweet and lacked balance. Not horrible, but spend your ten bucks elsewhere.

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3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured aggressively, but still resulted in very little head at all. Cloudy appearance, with a dark golden color.

S: Strong smell of saison yeast. As it warms, hints of the pear juice become far more evident. Definte sweet, Belgian scents

T: initial taste is also the most overwhelming, which is a strong flavor of yeasty Saison. As it warms the malty sugar taste arrives and it finishes with a pear juice taste that leaves as quickly and abruptly as it arrives.

M: Pretty light in body, sweet and a pretty dry with very little carbonation. Ok

O: Overall I appreciate this for it uniqueness, but it's just ok for me. I would definitely recommend letting it warm a bit before drinking.

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Super Cru from New Belgium Brewing
3.4 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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