RATINGS: 676   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.

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nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2009

Source: 12 oz bottle.
Glass: Magic Chouffe tulip.
Appearance: Clear orange pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma: Fruity, with peaches dominating.
Flavor: Caramel malt with some peaches and dark fruit.
Palate: Medium body wtih mild carbonation.
Overall: I didn’t care for this very much. Somewhat disjointed.

obguthr (6590) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Moderately strong aroma of oranges, peaches, and raisins. Opaque orange with fine floaties, no head. The flavor is of peaches and raisins. Lasting lemon grass finish. Alcohol is not evident.

rds (230) - USA - SEP 27, 2009
Cloudy golden body with a thick white head, nice traces of fruit and spice, great balance of malt. A super ale.

aaronbr (189) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Pours a murky golden color with an almost grainy looking texture - can’t tell if it’s heavy bubbles, or are there little bits of sediment in it? Smell is heavy and sweet. The taste has an immediate sour tang that overwhelms the tongue and dissipates into a dark, nutty fruitiness. Malty and seems pretty viscous. It’s interesting, and it has a whole lotta complexity, but it’s not something I’d go for too often.

robforbes (2261) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2009
pours a hazy dark orange with a medium size light tan head, and good lacing. smell is of malt, dark fruit, and some caramel. taste is creamy, dark fruit, caramel, peanuts, malt in the back, and some hops, end is a little dry.

simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Tasted at brewery, batch 19 (8 months old). Clear and dark golden with a creamy head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt and a bit of tang. Feels heavy, best to drink in a small glass. I can’t get all the flavors but there are a lot of them. Yay beer!

yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Deep red amber hue with some haze from the yeast. Belgian lace present throughout the whole drinking experience, though initial head is somewhat flacid even with an aggressive pour. Aroma suggests sweetness throughout. Malt, Wit/Hefeweizen yeasty fruity aromas, and some black tea aromas are present. Ceylon Fancy? Medium bodied. A nice malty flavor, balanced though. Sweetness is great for those who like this style. Higher alcohol is very deceptive to me. For an alternative to pricey Belgian imports, give this one a try.

arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2009
12oz bottle that I was looking forward to. Its a hazy orange color with candied fruit smells and a slightly fruity taste with grainy notes.This tastes like a belgian amber to me. This is pretty good but due to the sweetness it takes a while to drink... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-17-2007 00:30:24

djd07 (15342) - 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.

skweek (13) - College Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Poured amber with a fair bit of head. Flavor has a nice bit of fruitiness and winter spices. Very good beer. Batch 18, aged about 2 1/2 years. Held up very well, I kinda wish I would have sat on this for another 6 months, would be excellent on a cold day.

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