Sunday, December 11, 2011

St. Feuillien Grand Cru


Another one from the Lan Man, the beknighted one.

St. Feuillien Grand Cru, Biere Extra Blonde de degustation (I'm not sure what that means…?)…maybe it's in English somewhere, even on the back of the label?

"Grand Cru is an extra blonde beer crafted for sheer taste by St.-Feuillien brewery. Grand Cru owes it's strong character to secondary fermentation in the bottle, along with a quintessential blend of the most noble hops and the finest fermentation aromas."

Clouded golden coloring, slim and soon gone head. 

Peach and apricot meet orange and lemon, with a pepper-y side note, then in rushes the yeast and all it's glory. That's the aroma in a nutshell. Low bitterness, some sweet, and then a touch of sour.

Taste: Zing! All that and more splashes on the palate, and slides down with ease. Medium bodied, plumb with special malt and tasty Belgian yeast. Hops lay low, delivering a modicum of bitter balance. Very mellow, yet flowing with unique character, and not betraying the high alcohol content (9.5%, says the bottle.)

Easy-going, slightly fruity finish, ends on a dryish note. Satisfying, flavorful, and, how do you say? Yum.

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