Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale | Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom

BA SCORE
85
very good
68 Ratings
Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru AleSpring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
Washington, United States
fallsbrew.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 04-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 42
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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.49/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevlee722
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beardo
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

RB

22 picked up at Brewer's Haven Boise a week or so ago... Poured tonight into my small goblet.. 1/2" white head leaves nice lacing atop a clear orange brew.

Nose is all about the coriander... Belgian esters/phenols come through but are pretty light with only hints of pepper/lesser clove and background apple fruitiness.

Flavor is marginally better, but seems pretty muddy... The coriander adds a big hammer to the yeasty elements... okay..

Body is good... carbonation is spot on.. pretty darn drinkable honestly, but nothing I will seek out again.

Weird... I question whether the coriander even needs to be there given the lower ABV and the "Belgian Lite" character... Pretty tasty, but seems all thrown together.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.75/3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Handsome dark coppery amber color with a creamy head in the Belgian snifter. Inviting aroma of roast grain and the cider press. Tangy and well carbonated in the mouth.

Fairly sweet but with a deep spicy flavor. Some yeasty bitterness. Full of the Belgian character. Roasted malt with an aromatic hoppiness. A little sugary but that biter edge is just right for balance.

This is a delightfully sippable brew that seems more like a Belgian IPA but that sweet, funky Grand Cru taste is just a little more subtle than some scarier brews I've had. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 21 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear medium amber. One and a half fingers of off-white head, dense. Great retention and lacing.

Smell is warm and sweet with a dose of spice. Caramel malts, candi sugar, wax, and the Belgian yeast and coriander that remind me so strongly of a wit.

Taste is mildly sweet, and much simpler than the smell. Has that same waxy character I picked up in the smell. Fades to a mild herbal bitterness. Tastes fine, just not a whole lot going on.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, sugary stickiness, and carbonation that froths and flows, rising up potently but without becoming overpowering.

An interesting beer. A lot like a sweet, waxy wit. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just barely squeaks by.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ChugMan
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Brown /orange bubbly body, very attractive fluffy head which slowly settled. Powerful lacing throughout. By the end, my glass looked like a stripmine.
S - Quite aromatic: spicy incense, strawberry gummis, pineapple, banana, cream. A bit of harsh rasp in there too, suggesting wheat, though I know there isn't any. Something like varnish, sort of a one-off sweetness.
T - Not overly complex but flavors are certainly pronounced. Canned fruit medley, star anise, marjoram, misc. spice, A bit of cloying green flavor at the end of the nose which might come from the coriander, which again suggests a wheat presence, but again my senses are fooled. Light copper, enough to keep it interesting. Again, pretty strong, palates beware!
M - Fizzy on the tongue. Bitterness is subdued at first but makes itself known after a bit, biting at the back of the tongue and mouth. Mostly refreshing but also full-feeling.
O - Might be best consumed in Springtime, as its name suggests. Warm days with cool breeze carrying the smell of flowers. Unfortunately, I can't get too excited about this one: the Belgian style isn't quite up my alley. Regardless, this is a solid beer that anyone should be happy to try.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company & Taproom
3.81 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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