It has been a few months since I reviewed a Belgian beer, and since I happened to share a well-aged bottle of Augustijn Grand Cru with my father the other night, I decided to write down some tasting notes. Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge (the same people who make Gulden Draak) this was my first time trying the Augustijn Grand Cru, and it did not disappoint! This was also my 219th different Belgian beer.
Augustijn Grand Cru: aged in our cellar for 4 years.
Appearance: cloudy blonde, fluffy delicate head.
Nose: very fruity, old bananas, brown sugar, and Belgiany yeast.
Palate: full on fruit like the nose, when held in the mouth for longer hints of raspberries, green grapes, and citrus appear.
Finish: candied fruit, hot crossed buns, well balanced.
Overall: deliciously fruity and complex, quite unique, and at 9% a great beer to savour.
Rating: 5/5, Fucking Excellent