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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Dark muddy golden brownish pour in the glass. Nose and taste of licorice, lightly smoked wood, fruits and spices such as coriander and sage. Rated 7/2/02

3.6
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Yeasty, spicey, fruity aroma. Hazy orange color with a head that tries to lace while departing. Thin to medium body; creamy carbonation. Touch of orange flavor, maybe some clove, mildly sweet caramel/candy. Arguably seeded fruit flavors present - touch of pear? Spicey and fruity, but it all blends very well. Seems to have a touch of golden sultana. Really very good stuff. The finish is not overly sweet and the spice hangs around somewhat. Perhaps a bit of anise. Any hop is fruity rather than bitter. Good drink.

3.4
Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
750ml bottle batch 10 poured a light copper with a long lasting white head. Aroma was sweet, spicy and fruity. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavor was fruity and spicy with a dry sweet finish.

4
djd07 (14469) - 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.

3.9
Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle. Poured a hazy deep amber with a large creamy off-white head that was lasting. Heavy spicy citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex balanced flavor with an average duration finish. Another good Allagash brew.

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2002
beautiful amber hue, the aroma is fruity and cloves. the crisp maltiness mellows and the cloves seep in as the beer warms. no hoppiness, just malt sweetness, and it stays all the way down. some sediment in the beer i had. a very pleasant beer.

3.8
Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
sweet malts., orange and spices aroma. Nice taste of pears and banana, with alcool warming you up. Good body.

4
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, bread, spice, stone fruits, apples, herbal hops. The taste is bread, candi sugar, spice, stone fruits, mild herbal hops. Medium bodied.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
750 mL bottle, batch #8. Pours clear and clean copper with a tall fizzy and frothy "loud" head that stays mostly throughout with lined lacing. Cellared oak and yeast (dust) start with sweet ligthly roasted caramel malts following and wheat, fruit (banana, grape) and spice notes. Sweet medium acidic caramel malt flavor with yeast and fruits to finish. Medium bodied and fizzy palate that ends somewhat dry, very lively carbonation.

3.9
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cludy amber body with a large beige head. Aroma of mustiness and raisins with a spicy yeast flavor.


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