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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.

   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 can’t describe it, but I didn’t like it. Nearly didn’t rate it because I couldn’t describe the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2001
A nice surprise. Good flavor - a fine beer for cold nights.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2001
Light brown, hazy; great floral malts and coriander, cardamom in the nose; palate is not as flowery, but good malt development, alcohol and slightly hot pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Heady black pepper and ginger nose amid a deep red-brown, nearly opaque body and tan, lacey head. Lively spiciness, most prevalently coriander and black pepper, combined with a hoppy zestiness, producing a flavor similar to the aroma of burning autumn leaves. Smokey and slightly bitter, this is rather peculiar, but it’ll grow on you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 29, 2001
Deep copper to red with a frothy head. Very spicy aroma, most notable were ginger and black pepper, some hints of lemon. The first sip is overwhelming, mostly musty but once you get over the initial shock its very good. Crisp and malty with a great spicy character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2001
Beatiful reddish-brown opaque color. The aroma doesn’t bring out all the flavors in the beer. The flavor is definitely smokey, however it becomes more subtle after a few drinks. Nice spicey flavor similar to Allagash White comes out especially at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2001
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 4/29/03: 750ml, batch 1, year unknown, but at least 6 months old. Completely clouded old-cider-like brown color (when it get chunky; although no chunks are in the beer) Spicy (smokey sweet) and with a solid malt kick. Damn good but heavy on the palate. Old rating: A bit sweet, but still has a clean taste to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
It has a cloudy amber colour with a beautiful creamy head. Nice lace. Smells a bit like disinfectant. Quite fresh and fruity (grapefruit?), slightly sweet. Touch of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9960) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
nice amber colour, fine lace, celery aroma, spicy, floral, sweet, careml, long aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2001
Zesty and pleasant, but just a hint of citrus and spice, but mainly a full malt presence, with hints at caramel and alcohol. Very reminiscient of the Celis Grand Cru, but a shade lighter in body, which makes it less characterful but more drinkable.

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