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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9927) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"good looking beer...everlasting white fluffy head on a light amber cloudy beer. smell is a little more subdued than expected but quite pleasant. picking up more barleywineish carmel aspects than expected. flavor mellow but complex of fruit, yeast, spices, and a bit sweet. smooth finish. overall, not quite what i was expecting, but pretty good. i’d get it again. for $9 a bottle, though, it may be a while."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Pours a nice copper color, with a big off-white head and great lacing. Aroma of malt, fruit, hops, cabernet, pine, nuts, and berries. Tastes malty, fruity, with some hops, fruit, berries, cabernet, and caramel at the finish. Very complex. Allagash has continued to impress the hell out of me. I’d love to drink one of these with a fresh lobster sandwich...perhaps next summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Re-Rate July 2005. 341 ml Bottle. Dark orange amber body, very nice off white head. Big yeasty aroma, mild spice. Flavour is spice prominend, quite dry. Average palate, lingering spices in the aftertaste. 6/4/6+/3/13 <P>Original Rating Dec 2003. Brown colour with a fluffy white head. I could not get much aroma from it but what there was was faintly malty with a bit of spice. Flavour is subtley spicy and sweet malt. 6/3/7/3/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper orange with a medium creamy off white head that lasts awhile leaving decent lacing along the glass. The aroma is a fruity malt with yeast and spice. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt taste with licorice and a nice spicy finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol nicely, a very good Belgian strong ale from Allagash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9305) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Keir’s drunk ass at the Side Project release- thanks again, Keir! 2006 vintage. Pours a semi-cloudy deep golden color with no head. Notes of caramel, dried fruits, sugar, cookies, biscuit, and some mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Probably better when it isn’t 7 years old. I’ll try a newer vintage someday soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9267) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
12 oz bottle. Deep orange, hazy beer with a thin white head. Aroma is very spicy, colve, orange, tangerine, peach and apricot. Strong burnt sugar/toasty aroma. Falvour is quite sweet, toasted malt, dark honey, a bit of chocolate malt some some toasted Belgian malt. Very estery, sweet apricot, cardamom, ginger and a strong honey malt character. Really rich and complex. Some corianderish flavour throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle about 2 years old. Oxidized aroma with honey and citrus. Cloudy orange color. Flavors of cereals, honey, lemon, slightly peppery finish. Spicy, with coriander, and peaches. Rich, thicik, andsmooth. Tripel-like, decent though not spectacular. Maybe a bit too much spice, and probably better fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Can’t believe I hadn’t rated this beer before. Found a case of 12oz bottles for only $20 at the local store, bottled in 2006. Pours a really attractive dark peach, almost rusty brown color. Sticky sweet nose of apricots, cashews, orange marmalade and honey, with the Allagash yeast in there to a moderate level, so it has a nice mild spicyness in the nose. Sticky and frothy, more of that orange marmalade noticed in the flavor, along with a light peppery toast and biscuit flavor. Overall a solid beer, and since it’s bottle conditioned I don’t mind buying a year-old case at a huge discount.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Batch 14. This hazy orange ale poured with a fluffy off-white head, eliciting a malty aroma. There is a sweet fruity malt flavor with some herbal elements and a short bitter hop finish, making for a very pleasant brew.

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