|"Appearance: Hazy dark red, almost deep brown in colour with a nice wisp of a white laced head.
"Smell: Acidic, sharp fruity aroma. Hints of caramel notes and oak as the beer warms.
"Taste: Crisp, dry and refreshingly tart. Has a very intense sourness and a raw cherry juice fruitiness about it. Body is perfectly balanced, full and gentle. A subtle background malt sweetness provides balance. Hops are masked by the intense flavours. Light malt grain and oak flavours as the beer warms. Finishes semi-tart, clean.
"Notes: Grand Cru is probably the most famous of the West Flanders red ales. It's made with Vienna malt and 5 yeast strains. It's then aged in massive unvarnished oak casks for over 2 years. Then, it's blended with other 2-year-old ales, no young ale addition. There's no fruit in this beer. All fruit flavours are imparted by its unique house blend of yeast strains.
"Dear beergod, thank you. This is indeed one of the most refreshing beers on the planet. An absolute must try." —Todd Alström, BeerAdvocate