BJ's Grand Cru | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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86
very good
45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Florida, United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kylehay2004 on 01-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
19.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two finger rapidly dissipating head with nice thick lacing on a murky golden body with tan hues. Aroma is Very much like a farmhouse ale with Belgian yeast and esters, mildly fruity with hints of a DIY or dark fruit like aroma in a belgian dark strong. Flavor is more on the belgian dark strong lines with fig and dark fruit and more Belgian yeast. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall an excellent beer especially for a national brewery chain.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500th review.
Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Vintage 2013-2014.
A: Pours a hazy lemon hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly white head. Very nice appearance.
S: Belgian yeast, coriander, soft citrus, white pepper, clove, and a sugary honey note in the background. Nicely complex here.
T: Banana, clove, raisin, and cinnamon hits first followed by peppery yeast, soft citrus (orange peel), coriander, light and sugary caramel malt, and a hint of honey and herbal mint. Opens up even more with warming...introducing vanilla and clove notes and allowing the honey and mint notes to become more prominent. Excellent complexity.
M: Medium-heavy body. Sweet and smooth. Lightly effervescent. Drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest. Lingers and deepens nicely on the palate.
D: Drinks like a tripel, but with more complexity than usual and definitely more heft than usual. This one was a surprisingly good treat. An outstanding brew...seek it out!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark hazy orange, almost non-existent white head.

S: Cherry and orange in the nose, along with some fruity Belgian yeast esters.

T: Orange and cherry are the dominant flavors, but there's also some lemon and a strong malty finish.

M: Fuller side of medium bodied, fairly smooth.

O: This isn't quite their best beer, but it's pretty good. Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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BJ's Grand Cru from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.88 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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