Hinterland Grand Cru

Wisconsin
United States
Hinterland Beer Grand Cru
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Pours ruby red with a citrus aroma, complex malt flavors. Slightly sweet with a subtly bitter finish.

Profile

ABV: 
8.6%
Judges Review 
Garrick van Buren's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Hinterland Grand Cru is a very fun beer. It amplifies the caramel notes you'd expect in a Belgian Strong into something bigger, bolder and more complex. The low, dense, persistent, beige head is supported by a brilliantly clear copper body. The aroma offers a complex blend of caramel, honey, bread, toast, very light lemon, a sprinkling of powdered sugar, a hint of woody hops, and a low-to-medium alcohol note. The balance ever so slightly biases the rich, bready, toasty malt over both the prominent woody hops and the prominent grape Kool-Aid-esque fruitiness. It has a sweet finish, honey-like, approaching syrupy, with an alcohol warmth and spiciness reminiscent of cinnamon.