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RATINGS: 683   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2003
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Great example of a winter ale. Pours a hazy amber/orange color with a thin light beige head. Thin but very sticky lacing. Welcoming aroma of spices and malt. Medium-bodied, not to spicy and not too sweet. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and caramel lingering around. Finish is lightly hopped and a little fruity (apple and/or apricot, it was hard to pinpoint). I liked this easy-drinking seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8100) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - 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...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7913) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft. Golden pour. Rich and complex brew. Tart, hint of spices, interesting licorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Another immensely drinkable Belgian style offering from Allagash. Cloudy orange/brown colour. It’s a big beer, but not over the top. Quite hoppy and spicy, with some residual sweetness. On tap at the Founders, Alexandria.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Deep hazy orange pour with a large well-retained off-white head. Aroma is quite spicy with a distinct Belgian aura to it. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Spices hit the palate first, followed by some nice sweet malts. There was also some smokiness, dark fruit, and a very pleasant breadiness. FInish was spicy with dark fruits. Very good all around!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Bountiful coriander and orange peel aroma emanating from the brownish body. Lots of spice in the body, coriander maybe even some nutmeg. Alcohol is very well hidden and the finish is dry and hoppy. A delectable mix of flavors, but I think this beer would be better suited in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category.


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