Grand Cru | Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2001

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 28
Photo of Gabezilla
1.91/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The batch I had did not resembled Flanders red at all from a flavor perspective. Predominant flavor was oak with strong presence of tannins. Oak and tannins overpowered any other subtle flavors. No stone fruits detected. No tartness or sourness from bacteria, no Brett character. Just very strong oak and tannins. Beer just missed the mark for a Flanders red and did not really fit the style. At a local bottle shop, a 22oz bottle cost $18.50. I would've been better off getting a 22oz bottle of magic hat # 9 for $4

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Photo of Huhzubendah
2.82/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On draft at Capone's.

The beer is autumn orange and mildly hazy with a thin, white head. The aroma brings malt, various spice, yeast. Immediately lacking the depth and intrigue found in the scent of a fine Flanders red. Belgian yeast and citrus notes, with a sweetness reminiscent of apple huice. Malty with a touch of funky citrus. Eh, this was mediocre. Not even close to Rodenbach, or other notables in the genre.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a snifter, a reddish amber liquid with a thin ringlet of bubbles on top; no lacing to speak of. Aroma was a bit muted, light notes of grapes and oak. The taste was a bit light as well, white and red grapes, apple skins, oak, with just a light twinge of tartness. The body was on the light end of medium, and seemed pretty thinned out overall. It was definitely drinkable, but not really exemplary of the style.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 06/02/12 notes. As the other reviewer mentioned, this is not a Belgian strong pale ale, this is a flanders red ale, confirmed by the bartender and their menu. This is also not a retired beer, but a rotational; it was just brewered again in late May.

a - Pours a dark amber brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wood, sour fruits, red wine, oak, and sweet dark fruits. Very nice, really like the light sourness it has.

t - Tastes of sour dark fruits, wood, oak, red wine, sweet dark fruits. Very nice again. Sour but nothing overly sour.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; it was my favorite beer they had on tap. Really liked the sour fruit, red wine, and wood combo it had going on. Nothing super sour but a very solid beer. Would like to have it again.

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Photo of BARFLYB
2.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Alright, Im going to put this here, since that was what was on the board at Standard Tap. What I had was a Flemish Red Brewed by Manyunk out of a firkin. It said Grand Cru on it.

This came out of the spout looking kinda lifeless. Pretty flat, no foam, the color was a reddish amber looking kinda like a dark cider. No carbonation at all.

Smell is of old cider, some apple scent and the faintest of sweet malt. Some vinegar is there but not intruding. Cherry flavor is mad muted.

Getting some sips of this, this tastes very old. Im not sure if this is an old firkin or not. Faint apple, faint cider, faint cherry, faint vinegar. The key word being this beer is very faint. Not my bag.

Feel is dead off the firkin, no bubbles, no nothing. This is not sour or tart, very bland and needs character. Sorry, it's just not there. I drank my glass cause I paid for it, but I did not enjoy it.

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Grand Cru from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
3.26 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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