Great Divide Peach Grand Cru
From Great Divide Brewing – Peach Grand Cru is Great Divide’s newest limited offering. Brewed with Colorado fruit picked right at the peak of ripeness, this Belgian-style ale marries two of our home state’s well-known offerings: great beer and fresh Palisade peaches. Both sophisticated and balanced, this extraordinary, aromatic ale was born to be savored beyond the orchard.
Great Divide Brewing – Great Divide Peach Grand Cru – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 12% abv.
Appearance: Pours bright amber with a thin white film a top.
Aroma: Sweet canned peach , slight spices and some sweet Belgian like malt.
Taste: Sweet golden ale, some Euro hop spice, evenly balanced peach fruit. A little vanilla wafer.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied modest carbonation.
Overall: I was a little timid going into this beer. I was looking for an overly sweet strong Belgian golden, and what I got was a perfectly balanced, dangerously drinkable ale with realistic tasting peach. Great job. Hope to see this again, and wonder if Great Divide is up to the task of changing out the fruit and keeping the base beer for some variant action.