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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand CruDragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 18
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grand Crus are traditionally known as "The best beer that a brewery makes." This Belgian-style quad lives up to that name and then some. Available once a year, in May to celebrate our Anniversary.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-20-2004)
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Photo of Rhine
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%

Rhine, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +1%

750 ml bottle into chalice, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/copper color with a thin off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly slick, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

MichiganBeers, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

strohme2, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

jeffwright, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of brutusmuktuk
3.45/5  rDev -14%

Has a murky copper color with a healthy white foam. Smells yeasty sweet. Tastes of honey, not too sweet. The bottom begins to taste a bit sickly sweet. Not as good as most tripels I’ve had (I would expect quadrupels to be a notch above tripels, but maybe that's ignorance), but this is still pretty tasty.

brutusmuktuk, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Morakaton, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Joebraggot, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

tommy5, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Pat316, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

DmanGTR, Jul 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Kerrie, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Benny3000, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mrebeka, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mikediesel124, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

t0rin0, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

danp14, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Dyerseve, Jun 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

msuspartan22, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Marti403, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Copper bodied brew with an off white head. Good Lacing.

Smell: Lots of big dark fruits. Spiciness from the yeast and sweet malts.

Taste: Raisins, plum, and figs. Brown sugar and caramel malts. Mild alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Full bodied beer with moderate carbontion.

Overall: Really goood Quad style beer. Reminds me of Rochefort 10, but kick up a notch. Belgian style ale that is fantastic!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%

Thanks to Derek for sending this beer my way.

A: The beer pours amber-copper in color with a sizable off-white head.

S: A weird citrus aroma to it along with some definite cardboard notes. Toffee and caramel sweetness along with some dark fruits and a bit of spice and yeast.

T: This is sort of cidery. Lots of apple and orange peel flavor. Certainly some cardboard, too. Sweet toffee and brown sugar, a little bit of dark fruits, too. Spices, yeast, and metal round out the flavor.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Not sure of the age on this beer, but it seemed like it might have been past its prime.

womencantsail, Jun 02, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -7%

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice. It is a pinkish golden color, very well carbonated and with head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells include bubblegum, allspice, cloves, and cherries.

Taste is a spicy and peppery mix of fruits: cherries, peaches, apples. More cloves. Alcohol is present, but it is drinkable enough. Fairly light-bodied for a quad.

webmanspidey, Aug 14, 2010
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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru from Dragonmead Microbrewery
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.