Grand Cru | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with imported Belgian malts and a blend of exotic spices, BJ's Grand Cru has a malty character with a whirlwind of fruit and spice flavors. First brewed to celebrate the new millennium, BJ's Grand Cru has been a seasonal tradition ever since. This Belgian-stlye amber ale is bottle-conditioned and flavorful enough to age in the bottle for many years. Like a fine wine, the beer will change over time as some flavors mellow while others become more pronounced. For optimal aging, we recommend that you store BJ's Grand Cru for at least one year at between 55 and 65°F. Or enjoy it now!

Added by mickeymac on 06-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
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0
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The 2016 batch I drank at the Hurst,TX restaurant was exceptional. Last year it had a banana flavor to it and was disappointing from previous years. They made up for it this year and my table got the last of it 30 Dec.
Finally. They have a Bourbon Barrel Aged and Peticola's Wintervention on draft. I couldn't quit the Gran Cru it was amazing this year! "ATTABOY'S" to the brewers!!

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Grand Cru from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.84 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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