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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 23, 2005
22 oz. Batch 9, 2005. Nice hazy amber color, with a dense head. Somewhat sweet malty flavor. Seems to get more fruit and spice undertones as the bottle wears on. Could finish a tad cleaner. Really enjoy the complexity. Overall an excellent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 ORIGINAL RATE (8-6-2006): Odd that I found this at the South Portland Hannaford in the middle of the summer, but it was in the remnants of the last 4-pack of them. Hazy amber body with thin light tan head. Smells spicy, with yeast and hop notes. Tastes sweet, kind of fruity and spicy with just a hint of smoke. Honestly I have never ever been disappointed by Allagash, and this has not broken their streek. Possibly the best Maine brewery, especially if youíre more a fan of the Belgians than of the British Isles beers (that most other Maine brewers focus on) Check plus! Iíd definitely get this one again.

RE-RATE (2-14-2007): 750ml brown bottle from Florianís. Murky orange-amber body with a little less than an inch of off-white head. Smells sweet, fruity, and spicy. A plethora of spices dominate the flavor with more orange peel on the finish. Very well ballanced, pleasing flavor. Light to medium in mouthfeel, with a fair bit of carbonation. The combination of flavors and lighter body make this an extremely drinkable brew for the style and ABV. Iím very impressed, and am glad I picked up a couple extra bottles to cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2585) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2007
750 ml in Westmalle glass. Slightly hazy reddish-orange with lasting pale orange head and lace. Orange-lemon-spicy-doughy aroma. Sweet and spicy with honey, candy sugar, peach, and spicy coriander and mild bitter finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Has the soft mouthfeel of the best Belgian beers. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Murky orange-gold with big, creamy off-white head / Banana and spice nose / Full, lush, malty body with creamy, long, slightly bitter, finish / Flavors of banana, orange, coriander, smoke, and licorice / Outstanding and interesting syle of Belgian ale. A winter white.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2008
Colour is cloudy-amber orange. Minimal head on mine, but I think it was partly due to the glass I was provided with. Great peach-tangerine aroma. Smooth and tasty, hard to put my finger on the flavours, but not bitter or too alcoholic. Iím a fan of the Allagash beers and this one deserves the designation of "Grand Cru".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
750 ml bottle, Batch # 11.Pours hazy amber color with white head. Sweet malty aroma. Malty and spice taste with no after taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Sudsy Tall head. Opague honey coloring. Strong Nose is a herbal tea perfume with honeysuckle dashes. Nice expansive spicey mouthful for palate. It expands then dances on the palate then bitters up at the finish. Flavor is the most complex Allagash offering EVER. Itís hard to describe. (Hard to describe is always good for me.) Itís clovish on the intro. There are some spicey fruits in the middle and the finish is an amalgam of honey sweetness with cheese yeast and hoppy bitternes. Very impressive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Pour a dark amber color with a white fluffy head. Aromas of fruits and some spices. I tasted some fruits, berry,spices, and licorice. Easy belgian to drink. Crisp and clean. Allagash is a one of my favorite local craft brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
bottle. my first allagash beer... and it did not disappoint. pours a dark golden with a thick white head. very pleasant spicy aromas full of cloves, fruits and perfumes. medium body with spices very prevalent on the tip of the tongue, while soft and full of flavor on the sides. Extremely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrward83 (3) - Concord, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2008 does not count
Great copper/ golden brown color. When poured with a head you get a nice aroma of citrus and spice. Very refreshing drink that goes down easily. Paired nice with Chilean sea bass dish.

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