Grand Cru

22 oz bottle with the usual, Great Divide presentation. Red foil on this one.
Dark copper, garnet colored body with good clarity and a small, off-white head. In the Chimay chalice the beer leaves some decent lace and a thin, creamy spotty head on the surface of the beer.
The nose is where things get interesting to say the least. There is some sweetness that I was expecting, but there is also a dose of some hop character.
The tastes are also pretty odd. There’s a lot of sweetness, but not really a lot of fruit character or Belgian yeast notes. The lack of yeast is areal disappointment. Plenty of syrupy alcohol and again, a strange, out of place hoppiness. This beer drinks like a HUGELY sweet IPA. It’s extremely odd. There’s also an odd smokiness to the beer, too.
Don’t come here looking for a typical BSDA, this isn’t it, rather it’s a strange combination of sweetness and a thinnish IPA with a bit of smoke in the mix.
ODD, and not to my liking really and unrecognizable in the style.

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02/19/2011
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.03
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