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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Allagash Grand Cru is deep golden in color, and has a firm yet refined malty palate. Taste and aroma have suggestions of smoke and licorice, with subtle hints of fruit and spice. An excellent beer to enjoy during the cooler seasons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
duaneh (100) - - MAR 23, 2012
Hazy amber color with a thin head. Fruity aromas, orange, cherry, and lemon. Taste starts with a large malt that gives up its sweetness and fades back to the citrus tones. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Slightly hazy yellow color, medium-sized steady white head, lace. Spicey, mango fruity aroma, a bit sticky. Medium-bodied. Fruity, slightly tart Belgian yeasty, light peppery notes, coriander. Typical American version of Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4748) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
750 ml bottle into chalice, batch 19(probably a few years old). Pours a hazy reddish orange color with a nice foamy 1 finger off white head with great retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass, with nice carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big prune, golden raisin, pepper, coriander, clove, caramel, candi sugar, and spicy yeast. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big caramel, prune, raisin, apple, pepper, molasses, biscuit, clove, roasted nut, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, molasses, biscuit, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Great balance of flavors with the spiciness. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel. Drinks really smoothly despite the slightly prickly carbonation. Alcohol is nicely hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Quadrupel style offering from Allagash. Great balance of flavors with a high amount of complexity; and is super smooth to drink as well given the 7.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a lasting orange tinged head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor is sweet (almost too sweet) with notes of orange, malts and spices. Decent but too sweet and too much coriander for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3270) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2011
pint at Tyler’s Apex, though it may have been a tulip, I didn’t note it. 6/25/11. Good aroma, sweet, spice. orange, apple, coriander, clove. Orange color, small to no head, no lace. Bitter flavor, Medium body, smooth creamy oily mouthffel, dry spiced finish. Tasty, flavor best part, stayed solid the whole way through, very enjoyable,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont, as Super Cru. Clear deep golden color. Aroma of light pepper. Taste is sour grapefruit and pepper. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
Spicy malt, yeasty aroma. Clear copper with a frothy white lively head. Smooth slick texture. Strong malt, fruity with caramel flavour. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
A wheaty, sweet, yeasty brew that sips like a fine cider. Quick notes of orange jam are followed by parade of flavors, as apples, lemons, honeybuns, cinnamon, and brown sugar all flow by. The finish is mildly dry, but mainly spicy and festive. Looks kinda ugly, and the nose ain’t much, but the taste makes everything okay. (3/30/09)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle consumed in my hotel room in Boston, Mass last October. Dark golden coloured pour with a medium off white head. Typical Belgian sweet/spice aroma. Tastes quite sweet, yeasty, fruity, caramel, spice. Typical American Belgian clone but still very good and rather drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (4239) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Aroma has a nutty maltiness with spice notes. Reminds me a bit of a triple but lighter. Smooth taste with the spice notes more apparent. Really a lovely beer especially on tap.

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