AleSmith Grand Cru Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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912 Ratings
AleSmith Grand Cru AleAleSmith Grand Cru Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bottle conditioned.
AleSmith Grand Cru really needs to be tasted to be truly appreciated. Toasty, caramelly flavors, as well as flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast strain, predominate over a tapestry of subtle nuances. Winner of the blue ribbon at the 1999 California State Fair, it is a thing of beauty. It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles.

Added by Jason on 04-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
912
Reviews:
385
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
199
For Trade:
6
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

With a bold mahogany color, it has an orange sorbet aroma with a malty sweet dried apricot and orangey caramel taste as well as a great, balanced mouthfeel. It does have some hops, but is balanced out with a malty backbone. It also doesn’t feel alcoholic despite having a high alcohol content. This is a great treat overall! Meanwhile, other beers to try out is the Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Company, the Dubbel Vission from Aftershock Brewing Company and, if you’re lucky to find it, the Shegöat from the Bruery.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottled 8/2013. It is a cloudy dark mahogany with a nice 2.5 finger sand colored head. Nice cap and lacing form on the glass. Sweeter aromas of bread, figs, dark plum and cherry mingle with toffee and caramel. Some banana esters, yeast and, clove are also are present. Flavor is sweet and yeasty in the front with some banana, gives way to the sweet toffee and caramel with hints of the dark fruit. Medium smooth feel with soft carbonation. A tasty brew even after it sat for 2.5 years.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

AleSmith Grand Cru Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 912 ratings.
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