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?