Schlafly's Grand Cru is a rich, golden color with fruity and spicy alcohol flavors, supported by a soft malt character. The bottle-conditioning creates the effervescence and a massive, long-lasting head which results in “Belgian lace” as the head fades. The beer consists of malted and unmalted wheat with malted barley; the addition of European noble hops and three Belgian yeast strains create subtle pear, orange and apple flavors.
Cru is a French wine term which means “growth place” or “great growth”. Brewers in Europe, notably in Belgium, and America use the designation to refer to a beer that is created to showcase the brewer’s art and to represent their passion for their brewery.
ABV: 9% | IBU: 20
Appearance: Rich golden-colored, slightly hazy
Process: Spiced with orange peel and coriander, uses three Belgian yeast strains
Hops: Marynka (PL), Lublin (PL)
Malts: 2-row malted barley, wheat malt, unmalted wheat, aromatic malt, sugar
Yeast: Three different Belgian ale yeast strains