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RATINGS: 676   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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4.4
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Pours a very hazy dark peach color with a small amount of fizzy white head and lots of carbonation bubbles on the sides. Aroma is very potent, fruity, light caramel, grapes, and light spices. Really smells like some type of champagne fruit drink. Flavor is rather sour appley, grapish, and just a dry tart finish. Overall, this was one of those beers that at first I didn’t find too great, but the more of it I drank, the more fascinated by it I became. At the end of the bottle I really really wished i had another.

4.4
unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
12oz bottle. Golden orange. Aroma of orange zest, spices. Flavor are clean. Malt body. Light, refreshing, good.

4.4
nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2009
What a warming brew. Smell the sweet malts. Taste the balance of spice. Good look and feel upon drinking. Great brew.

4.4
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark orange. White head. Some caramel malt nose. Taste of anise. Some fruits in finish. Light fruits.

4.3
jgb9348 (6591) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Great dark amber in colour...slightly hazy and opaque. Great 'wheaty' smell with hints of spice and everything nice! Very full-bodied and full-flavoured. A great belgian ale from a great brewery! I still haven't had an Allagash beer which I didn't love!

4.3
ajcllc (4) - USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
I love this stuff. My dad just got me a case for Christmas. Be careful drinking it too quickly. You'll get a buzz. With its pleasant overall ability to please the palate, you will not be disappointed. Get some today!

4.3
Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
Fruity and spicey aroma. It reminds me a little of Jacobite ale. However this is sweeter and more easy to drink. Extremely pleasant and extremely refreshing.

4.3
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Looks like the inside of an erupting oceanic volcano when help up to the light. A feast for the eyes! The nose on the ale definately improved as the ale warmed which was expected but this dramatically improved. Red licorice was the most apparent scent in the nose. A suddle smokiness, leather, honey, rich malts, alcohol, light fruits, sour fruits and spices also came streaming through my nostrils. The aroma was descent but definately the low point in this one. Colossal flavor! Sour cherries, raspberries, caramel, cinnamon, ripe red apples, red licorice, yeast, wet blueberries dipped in sugar, plums, clove, and alcohol with a tart undertone that is hard to notice but apparent. Very smooth and heavy in the mouth. A nice hop bite on the back of the tongue with a lingering perfect plum finish. I feel like I am missing a lot of flavors here too. The flavors are so intricate and there are so many of them that it is hard to identify all of them. A very well put together beer. I hope to see this in the top 50 someday.

4.3
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JAN 13, 2005
Wow. This. Is. Beer. !!! Malty, spicy and fruity this is a quintessential winter brew. A must try.

4.3
Immy (1958) - 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.


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