Grand Cru | BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by nycwinter on 01-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grand Cru XVI, on tap on 11/15/15. Pretty, golden hazy body, with a wisp of a head. Smell is full of fruit esters, as is the taste. Pleasant, but sweet. The trick is in the feel, which is quite clean and very light on the tongue, showing virtually none of the high alcohol content present. Far too easy to drink, this is something that could be knocked back easily, but should be consumed judiciously.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BJ's in Valencia, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, Belgian yeast, spices, and slight citrus. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's fairly boozy and the taster size was more than enough for me.

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3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Carlsbad location

A: Golden color with a thin and slightly creamy off white head.

S: Loads of spices with some asian pear, Belgian yeast and some booze.

T: Definitely didn't think this was as high in alcohol as it was. Wasn't expecting a ton from this but it actually wasn't bad. Lots of spiciness with some clove and pear sweetness. As the beer warmed, I started to get a bit of a hop resin and metal flavor, which I wasn't real big on. Still, a pretty solid beer and probably the best I've had at BJs.

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Grand Cru from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
3.58 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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