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Once in Savonlinna - Opera Festival Saison Grand Cru

Opera Festival Saison Grand Cru

The second one I took from my stash for a party was the Opera Festival Saison Grand Cru from the Mustan Virran Panimo. As I was in Savonlinna during the Opera Festival I got my hands on that special Grand Cru in one of the K-markets. 

The name "Grand Cru" already gave me an idea what to expect before I opened the bottle. To keep it short: Belgian style. The color is dark golden with a nice white foam. Flavour is fruity. With the first nip comes some nice sourness. Nothing to special but not available in that combination too often here in Finland. 

Carbonation, bitterness, sourness and maltiness go together well. 


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 6.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Alc: 4.50% Vol.
Type: Belgian Ale
Brewed by: Mustan Virran Panimo
Brewed in: Finland