REDDOGICE (243) - 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
MilkmanDan (1942) - 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.