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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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3.9
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Very nice for a sweeter beer. Allagash rarely dissapoints and the Grand Cru is no exception. Moderately high abv makes it all the better.

4.1
tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Batch #15. Poured with a camel color head, hazy golden amber, nice lacing. Nose of sweet light banana bread, yeasty with a hint of spice. Wasn’t sweet as it smelled, but had more spicy, slight smokey, buttery and malty goodness.

3.9
fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2007
This one poured a murky orangey hue with a small head. The head almost went away instantly which is typical for strong ales. The taste was a very pleasant combination of malts, coriander, and spice/clove. I enjoyed this one from Allagash.

3.5
joeyp (30) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2006
hazy dark orange thin off white head. citrusy nose tastes a little yeasty with a fruity finish.

3.6
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2003
beautiful burnt-red colour gives way to an inviting nose that screams 'drink me, i'm really tastey' with a complex mixture of malt, citrus and flavours still unknown to my amatuer nose. well mixed beer, tastey to the last drop :]

4.3
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Nutty overtones. Medium body. Smallish to average head. Medium reddish brown. Good value.

3.3
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
A tad too sweet; didn’t seem very sophisticated. On tap at Lionheart,Albany, NY-served in Shaker Pint glass for $5

3.8
bpowers (24) - USA - MAR 30, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep/dark amber color with a nice 1-2 finger offwhite head. A nice looking beer. Very cloudy. Aroma of carmel malts, doughy yeast and spice fruit. Malts and doughy/banana-y yeastiness come in first upon taste. Then moved on to notes of spiced fruit/honey and finishes with a hint of wheat and alcohol. Mouthfeel is very soft and velvety. Hard to drink alot, not because its heavy (although it is probably a medium-heavy body) necessarily but b/c of just the soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is assertive but very nice. Compared to some other similar Belgians (Delirium Nocturnum is first to come to mind) it is significantly more smooth, balanced and complex. The slightly lower alcohol also makes it more pleasant to drink and it lacks any of that metallic aftertaste.

3.8
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2008
On cask. Increadibly smooth, satisfying, drinkable. Rare stronger beer that I could drink in high quantities.

3.1
datebeer (23) - brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2008
This beer is about balance, every character is a compliment of another. It’s cloudy in the glass, but the aromas are unrestricted notes of honey, spice, and roasted pumpkins. The palate is creamy and soft.


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