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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2004
They must love their beer. it tastes like they make it with love. I sound crazy dont i. but its true.... i think that it is a great beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pours a deep waxy apricot color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Residual lacing is thick and creamy. Aroma of candied earth and moscto rock candy. Medium full nectar w/ ample residual effers. The texture is of soft, velvety cotton. A malt dominant brew w/ only a mild sweetness factor. A persistant bittering from start to finish. Flavors of gingerbread, fruitcake, herbs, slight banana spice, oaky vanilla, honeycomb, raisons, melon, milky nectar. The finish is perfect comprised of a quickly dissipating malted fruit component and a lingering bitterness. Overall: This is the Montrachet of beers. Complex, balanced, strong flavored, and that velvety texture. Abolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Nice rich reddish - light brown color with a super thick foamy head that was fun to watch grow in the glass. Nice floral hop and spice aroma with lots of good caramel malts. Smooth mix of hops, spice, sweet, caramel flavors that are full and rich. A little strong at first but gets better as it sits. A nice sweet spice goes well with the nice hop balance. Good smooth feel with good spiceyness and caramel soothness. One excellent Grand.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Nice color when poured with a light almost creamy head. Spicy up-front but goes down nice and easy with a mild alcohol taste towards the end.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
On draft at The Great Lost Bear Golden brown with a thin lacy head. Smells spicy and sweet, yeasty. Tastes of sour apple and spice. Sweet and smooth body. Finish is a bit bitter. Really really outstanding beer. Right up there with (if not surpassing) their Tripel reserve.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 Wow. What a great nose. Very vinous, rich, and fruity, with plenty of typical Allagash spiciness. Flavor is quite good, like eating a ripe apricot spiced with nutmeg, almond, and cloves. Beautifully masks the alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2003
750 ml bottle Spicy, heady nose with scents of lemon, jasmine, and orange. Flavor berry-sweet, complicated, smooth but gently frothing on the tongue. Exquisite red in rounded Delirium Tremens glass, with a thick, fine head that slips slowly down in a shimmering stream... Dreamy, if I may say so (and I think I may).

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2004
12 oz bottle pours cloudy orange-amber with a nice bubbly off white head that lasts, leaves a sticky lacing in my glass. Spicy clove and fruity aromas, sweet pear, melon and spicy pepper flavors, medium body with a crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, spicy finish, wow this is phenomenal.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Nice semi-opaque dark orange with a settled cream topping. Brilliant spicy aroma and a nice warm flavor ... cookie dough, cinnamon, clove, pine. No way I’d guess this was 7.2% ... little late in the year for this one, but this would be awesome by the fire.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Remeniscent of some strong Belgian ales, with a light spicy kick that satisfies. Aroma is of apples and metallic dryness. Flavor is sweeter, like candy apples and malt cough drops. Well attenuated, making for a drinkability that is truly treacherous. An excellent beer to enjoy during the WARMER seasons, too.


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