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Great Lakes Grand Cru | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 06-06-2004

BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
39
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
14.95%
 
 
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6
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 39
Photo of BuckSpin
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(part of a sampler at the Great Lakes brewpub)

This was the surprise of the session. Poured a warm, cloudy honey amber color with a tight head of off-while foam that laced very nicely. What a wonderful nose! The aromas of citrus, spices and cloves, mildly peppered..this is more intense than Holy Moses!

Its warm and soothing on the tongue, rich in spices, citrus...again more intense than Holy Moses. What is going on here? It evened out and finished beautifully, kinda slick and syrupy on the throat. This was a very nice ale, one that I will keep an eye open for and definitely enjoy more in the future, Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub.

Appearance: A murky, cloudy orange poor with a tight white sudsy head.

Smell: Some yeasty funk and wheat bread. Not a whole lot going on here but very interesting.

Taste: Orange, coriander, cloves, allspice, maybe some cinnamon, and maple sweetness but that's in the background and not overpowering. A nicely balanced beer. Complex and very enjoying.

Mouthfeel: Medium and slight creamy. Coats the palate and is long in the finish.

Drinkability: Wow...this was gone in an instant! This is nicely done. I haven't had a lot of belgian beers but this is a great interpretation of the style.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i believe this is a 7.5% abv...

on-tap at the brewpub.. a couple of pints here.

pours orange and murky with a belgian style minimalist head and lacing of white bubbles that lay soupy and thick on the surface. smells yeasty with big orange blossom nose. body is lighter than it looks. a little too much alcohol bite for the abv, but intense, flavorful sweetness.. coriander and floral notes help hide it. finishes real clean with a bit of bitterness to last you through to the next sip. excellent american grasp of a belgian style here.

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Photo of aracauna
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has a big poofy white head. It's very citrusy with orange and clove. It's very drinkable as well with a good malt backbone. A bit hoppy-bitter for style. Before I even found out that it was basically Holy Moses big brother, I noticed the similarities. Both are excellent beers.

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Great Lakes Grand Cru from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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