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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BongoJay (6) - Basking Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2009 does not count
Aroma: not excessively aromatic, belgian yeast nose with carnal note. Appearance: deep red to brown, has a full bodies appearance Flavor: prominent carmal flavor, bread notes Palate: full bodied, thick, rich, porter like. Overall Imprssions: Prominent carmal flavor! Smooth, rich and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4322) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Dark orange/brown color, off-white head. Sweet malt, yeast, fruit, spice, caramel, and bread. Decent beer, but nothing amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Cloudy orange color with a thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with a good amount of yeast, candy, licorice, and a light hint of clove. Flavor is sweet and spicy at the beginning with a smooth and creamy body. The yeast is very apparent in the middle and mixes with the spices. Finishes dry and spicy with a mild bitterness. Alcohol is very warming.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle from Bevmo: Poured a gloomy and semi hazed orange hue color with a perfect topping of head. Nose is all yeast in respect to a true Belgian fashion. The flavor is creamy and sweet with a rich base of quality malts while there is a spicy blend of Belgian yeast that dominates over all else. This is a prime example of how a grand cru should be.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Pours a hazy gold with lots of sediment. Perfect white head but no lacing. Aroma is faint - cereal malt, bread and yeast. Taste is the same plus an unexpected smokiness that adds a nice twist. Decently hopped too. This is very smooth and drinkable. Exceptionally well-balanced. Could drink this all day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1248) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Large bottle, Batch 19, gave a generous pop when opened, this ale has a hazy amber-light brown and peach skin (orange-red-dark yellow?) pour with a white and some slightly off-white fluffy head of bubbles that was easily two to three fingers high, there is medium or a bit more effervescence in the glass, the effervescence appeared to increase as the ale sat in the glass, left some lacing on the glass, aromas of spicy yeast, a mixture of light and dark fruits (apples-raisins), fruity esters, bread, some floral notes and sweetness on the nose, flavor of light and dark fruits (raisins), toasted malt, caramel and bread in the background with gentle spices, bruised apples (a good thing), a touch of alcohol warmth (I thought this was a little surprising for a 7.2% drink), a touch of sugar, brown sugar and fruit sweetness, some citrus on the palate to, finishes with some bitterness and lingering malt flavor on the tongue, and there is some pepper at the finish while esters and spices linger after the finish, mouth feel is medium or maybe a touch less along with a being smooth and creamy on the palate, very nice Belgian Strong Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2009
Batch 20Hazy golden brown body beneath an off white foamy head. Aroma of slight skunk, yeast, raisins, bread and banana esters. There was some off flavors, metal, yeast, dark fruits. Decently syrupy mouthfeel and nice retention.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChapelThrill (52) - California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bottle - Lighter in color than expected... orangish golden color. Aromas of dried fruit, bread, and spices. Nice flavors of similar origin with an extra touch of yeast, and a slight sweet finish. Enjoyable belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
Batch 20. Pours with a large, fluffy, tan head over a clear copper body. Aroma is grassy, with coriander, Belgian Candi Sugar, alcohol and bread. Taste is candi sugar, grass, bread, and slightly metallic. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5750) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle at Coles, Buffalo NY. Deep orange golden poiur. Aromas of Fruitiness, slight clove. Belgian yeastiness & spiciness. Very drinkable & one of my new favorites


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