Grand Cru Winter Reserve | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 09-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
572
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 572 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of cambabeer
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a very clear amber with a surprisingly small head for a Belgian-style beer. Not much lacing. The smell is very spicy from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is also dominated by the yeasty aromas and a sweet background. Lots of spice. Not the most drinkable of beers but very appropriate for the style.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A blond Grand Cru in winter! But, the pleasure came from vacationing in Florida instead of enduring Chicago in February. Went well with appetizers.

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Photo of powpow_
4.81/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull shade of amber gold with a head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is fairly lively with big hits of banana, tropical fruits, and candied Belgian sugar. Taste follows the nose, but amplifies it to an awesome degree. Body is medium, or just right for the style, with just enough carbonation to bring it together in the end. Overall, an affordable beer that tastes much better than it may appear at first whiff.

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Photo of perfectsilence3
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricknelson
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is of fruit and bread, look is a regular bud-clear look, taste is a typical saison taste, but refreshing for the genre,

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Photo of Collinc7238
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jersey guy says:
A: So clear I can see the fingerprints on a Duvel tulip. Sports a 1 finger thick head on a golden body with modest retention and lacing.

S: Attractive Belgian yeast, candy store shelves, banana and pineapple like salt water taffy.

T: Follows smell. Caramel, banana, Belgian yeast, and green apple mostly. Clove, esters, and coriander notes.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation. semi-dry finish. Drying. Alcohol well masked.

O: Nice attractive take on the style, pretty much a Tripel, good value, would recommend. Try 6.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow color.
Smell is sweet fruit with some apple.
Taste is fruit and banana up front. A little tart with some peppery spice at the end.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 03-21-16 into pint glass. Pours a clear light amber with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is Belgian yeast, fruits, spice, not much hops. Quite sweet. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth. I'm not a fan of Belgians, but this wasn't too bad.

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Photo of waddellc2
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Grand Cru Winter Reserve from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 572 ratings.
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