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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
A: "Batch 19". Poured with a large, off-white, frothy, rocky head that was lasting... and I mean LASTING. Nice, sticky lacing. Body is a dark copper color, and hazy. S: Nice aroma that is yeasty and bready, with clove and pepper coming through. Some fruitiness is present as well. T: The yeast and fruitiness is what hits you first, then the spices attack. Luckily, theyíre not overwhelming at all, but provide a nice balance to the other flavors. M: Medium-bodied, very creamy, with average-to-lively carbonation. D: This is a very nice beer, which is no surprise coming from Maineís best brewery. A fantastic sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2009
750ml bottle batch #7 (cellared 7yrs). Poured a cloudy amber brown color with a big head of beige foam that leaves lots of lace. The smell is full of spices and orangey citrus with some grassiness in the background. Great flavor with a good amount of malt sweetness, spicy cloves and some orange fruitiness with a little yeast. A slight alcohol taste shows as the beer warms. A crisp medium body with nice carbonation. This is a very solid Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , 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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3750) - Staunton, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaronbr (126) - 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.

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