Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve

Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve

Rated 3.159 by BeerPals

Brewed by Flying Fish Brewing Company

Cherry Hill, NJ, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

6.8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 3325 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank25149
Overall Percentile51.5
Style Rank546 of 1107
Style Percentile50.7
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.193
Weighted Score3.159
Standard Deviation0.434

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  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Another solid beer from Flying Fish. Could be one of my new semi-economy microbrewers. Like a stronger Blue Moon. Better than the regular Blue Moon Belgian White, but not as good as the Blue Moon Grand Cru which I recently sampled as well. Smooth mouthfeel here, and flavor would be an 8 if just a bit bolder. Appearance is a cloudy-pale yellow to light orange color. Flavor is wheaty, citrusy with some other sourish fruit. Light malt and sugar for some sweetness. Something I would get again, but not quite a staple.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    lower scores than i'd have thought. this is a nice, straightforward belgian ale. seems like there is hefe yeast in here as well, traditional fruit & spices mixed with banana. nice brew.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A bold golden colored beer with a big soapy textured white head rising above. Settles with short order into lacing of spotty film aside the glass and soapy ringlet atop the body. The nose is a fruity, candied-apple nose. The body is light and well carbonated. Spicy notes with sweet malt in the tasting. Not bad, even if not too representative of a grand cru.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 2.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time with Flying Fish. And while the beer wasn't bad, it just didn't do much for me. Lots of corriander in the aroma, with a showing of citrus. It reminded me in many ways of a witbier. Appearance was really pale for a Belgian style ale that's not trying to be a wit...or is it? Tasted sweet with a lemony kick to it that was rather refreshing. A Grand Cru is typically "the best" a brewery has to offer. This is Flying Fish's best?

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Not as bad as I thought it would be. Pale yellow pour with foamy head looking like some macro lager. Fruity aroma with spices noticeable. Flavors of pear, lemon, candy and spices. Not altogether bad...which is more than I can say for most of the winter seasonals I've had this year.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    11.06.04 12oz bottle. Rather clear golden pour with medium head that quickly fades. I have to admit that this brew looks like a chalice of Miller Lite. Thank god it doesn’t smell like one! Fresh aromas of melon, apple, bread dough; Belgian yeast presence is quite strong on nose. Candied and spiced lemon flavors, pear, brandy. Even spiciness is nicely integrated with alcohol although more subdued than I’d hoped. Very nice offering from this small brewer; it’s better than I had remembered. Palate is lacking and quite thin for something called ’Grand Cru’ and ’Reserve’ and I don’t get much from the hops, either. Gladly, it’s a real quaffer.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I'm a little surprised at the low scores here. I was surprised by this beer. Dark gold body is topped by a milky white head that lasts as a thin sheet until the end and laces nicely. The aroma is strong, phenolic and esters dominate. The flavor is supported by a dry, pilsner-like malt and the finish is a little more bitter than I expected, but not enough to unbalance the beer. Tasty.

  • FOZAPD 474 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve poured a pale orange colored body with almost no head. The taste was kind of bland for a Grand Cru with a subtle taste of fruit. Not a horrible beer, but it could use some revamping to contend with other Grand Cru brews.

  • HEEMER77 1009 reviews
    rated 3.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Medium sized white head. The body is a light gold with few bubbles. The aroma is corriander and peaches. The taste has lots of bread. Also corriander, peach pits and a bote of eating apple seeds. This is dry in the back of the throat.

  • MKOBES 550 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Orange in color. Clean tasting. Good beer Its ok for me. Not one of my favorites. I like Flying Fish beer, but not this one. Malty and hoppy. Clean finish.

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