New Belgium Grand Cru Abbey Ale

New Belgium Grand Cru Abbey Ale
New Belgium Grand Cru Abbey Ale

After sampling New Belgium’s Super Cru, I decided to try New Belgium‘s ode to another one of their original beers, the Abbey Ale, in the form of a Grand Cru Abbey Ale.  This tribute has more malt, to increase the strength, but the additional sugars keep the body low.

The beer had a nice sweet aroma.  In the taste, there were some plum and fig flavors with the aftertaste having hints of plums and raisins.  There was a little bit of alcohol warming in the finish, but overall was a nice light finish.  It was a nice strong abbey ale, and a good tribute to the Abbey Ale.

Have you tried the Grand Cru Abbey Ale?  What was your take?

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