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RATINGS: 680   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Appearance: Pours a light aubrun with a lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma: Fruity spicy yeast, candi sugar, brown sugar and cloves. Taste: Candi sugar, clove, spicy hop, spicy malt. Came off a bit boozy as well. Mouthfeel: Fizzy and thick. Overall: Reminded me of many Unibroue beers. There are many other Allagash beers I enjoy more, and donít mind paying $5.00 more for their fancier stuff

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
29th June 2008. Brewed with honey and spcies. Batch #16. A frothy light crisp beer. Gentle fruit and mild spice dominate a very mild malt base. Very drinkable.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
hisskirt (5) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2009 does not count
Beautiful beige head, lovely lace that lasts & lasts, gorgeous dark gold color. In a tulip glass, the peaches aroma is promisng. But the rest of the beer doesnít live up to its nice start. Too much carbonation for its supposed style, rough alcohol that overwhelms any flavors. Itís just not complex - all alcohol and malt. It looks plausibly Belgian, but lacks all the real Belgian characteristics. The best you can say is that lace is very nice. I wonít repurchase - itís only $2 less than a really beautiful real Belgian ale anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Pretty sweet (too sweet? - if so, just barely), nice hoppiness, tastes like peaches and raisins, some sourness, really good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2009

Source: 12 oz bottle.
Glass: Magic Chouffe tulip.
Appearance: Clear orange pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma: Fruity, with peaches dominating.
Flavor: Caramel malt with some peaches and dark fruit.
Palate: Medium body wtih mild carbonation.
Overall: I didnít care for this very much. Somewhat disjointed.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Moderately strong aroma of oranges, peaches, and raisins. Opaque orange with fine floaties, no head. The flavor is of peaches and raisins. Lasting lemon grass finish. Alcohol is not evident.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rds (230) - USA - SEP 27, 2009
Cloudy golden body with a thick white head, nice traces of fruit and spice, great balance of malt. A super ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaronbr (124) - Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Pours a murky golden color with an almost grainy looking texture - canít tell if itís heavy bubbles, or are there little bits of sediment in it? Smell is heavy and sweet. The taste has an immediate sour tang that overwhelms the tongue and dissipates into a dark, nutty fruitiness. Malty and seems pretty viscous. Itís interesting, and it has a whole lotta complexity, but itís not something Iíd go for too often.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2009
pours a hazy dark orange with a medium size light tan head, and good lacing. smell is of malt, dark fruit, and some caramel. taste is creamy, dark fruit, caramel, peanuts, malt in the back, and some hops, end is a little dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Tasted at brewery, batch 19 (8 months old). Clear and dark golden with a creamy head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt and a bit of tang. Feels heavy, best to drink in a small glass. I canít get all the flavors but there are a lot of them. Yay beer!


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