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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Earthy yeast, piney hops and herbal spices (rosemary?) accompany orange peels and peppercorns...The soft froth makes this very drinkable...Of great Belgian character, this spicy concoction makes for a bubbly lunch...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2002
A dark ruddy brown color with a small, quickly diminishing head. Nose is of roses, peach, and tennis shoes. Itís a bit difficult to appreciate the flavor, as itís is powerfully effervescent, lending it a sharp twang on the tongue. There are good flavors in there, though, dominated by a slightly bready, smoky malt profile and some lingering black pepper spiciness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
A warm and inviting beer all around. The color is rich, the aroma is sweet and mildly spicy and the palate is complex, but familiar. The flavor is wonderful with a quality (cloves) that hints of baking spice bread or mulled cider. Itís not too sweet, not too spiced, and not at all bitter. It is a welcome beer on a cold winter day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2002
Very special beer, really. The spice components are fantastic; it could be the most peppery beer Iíve ever had. The fruit is mellow to the max, the coriander (perhaps...same as Jacobite?) is intense, the clove is barely there in comparison. Medium-bodied, very effervescent, striking flavors, long long very dry finish. Outstanding, and thanks Jayme for sending it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2002
beautiful amber hue, the aroma is fruity and cloves. the crisp maltiness mellows and the cloves seep in as the beer warms. no hoppiness, just malt sweetness, and it stays all the way down. some sediment in the beer i had. a very pleasant beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Dark body, moderate head retention. Very fruity nose that is reminiscent of a tripel. Sweet malt flavor. Very spicy with an excellent finish. A truly excellent beer, my favorite from this brewery. Retasted after 8 years in the cellar: Has gained complexity from its sweet malts, including smokey undertones and vegetable spice. Maintains balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2002
By far one of my favorite Belgian Aleís. If you like this style of beer try this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2002
750ml bottle. Nice reddish amber color with a thick off white head. Spicy aroma with hints of clove/coriander. Medium-Full body. Sweet and fruity with a slightly noticeable alcohol presence. Not quite as complex as authentic Belgian Aleís, but almost as good as better than many.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Axle3380 (95) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2002
All i have to say is this is some expensive beer, but DAMN it gets you wasted! It tastes amazing too

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Amber to copper color with a medium eggshell head. Yeasty, hoppy, citrusy and spicy in the nose. I was quite surprised at the citrusy aroma of Cascade and Centennial hops. Yeasty and spicy flavors. Quite typical of a hefe (similar to Maissels). My only complaint is a long, not entirely pleasant aftertaste. I canít describe it, but I didnít like it. Nearly didnít rate it because I couldnít describe the aftertaste.


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