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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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5/5  rDev +24.7%

msuspartan22, Jan 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Kerrie
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Kerrie, May 27, 2013
Photo of Rhine
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%

Rhine, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of BMoney575
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 8-7-09

Pours a hazy red/orange color that is very attractive, with a thin white head that leaves big bubbles on the sides.

Smell is all thick hops, lots of caramel malt, a hit of alcohol, and much lighter than you'd expect. The aroma is all cherries, and is absolutely wonderful.

Taste is thick with alcohol, lots of malt, caramel, a little vanilla, and lots of deep fruitiness. Complex, boozy, and awesome.

Mouthfeel is great for the style, boozy, slick and fizzy to keep everything fun.

Drinkability is scary good, the 11% will quickly kick your ass.

Overall, and outstanding quad, and I wish it was more readily available.

BMoney575, Aug 08, 2009
Photo of Joebraggot
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Joebraggot, Sep 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Benny3000, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of MichiganBeers
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

MichiganBeers, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

DmanGTR, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of david131
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A hazy amber orange with some red hues. The white head has pretty good retention. Good color, but a bit different for the style.

S- Does not smell like a quad, or even a Belgian beer for that matter. I get a boat load of cherries and some oak, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. This is complex, but no where close to what the quad style.

T- Some cherries and caramel with oak and vanilla. The alcohol is barely noticeable and is just a bit warming. Not right for the style, but smooth and enjoyable as hell.

M- Just a bit numbing, but overall it is smooth.

D- A very nice beer, even if it is not a quad. This drinks way better than most 11% ABV beers.

david131, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +6%

danp14, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of alexgash
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked and caged.

Slightly hazy, tarnished copper to dark orange body. Big, rocky, light beige head. Good lacing. Big tropical fruits (fruit punch, kiwis, pears, and cherries) on the nose. Rummy, with sugary malts and some tangy yeastiness.

Toasted malts and light herbal bitterness up front. Big juicy fruits quickly follow. Sweet pears, strawberries, bananas, and fruit cocktail juice. Slightly scorched caramel and candy sugar. Rummy warmingness. Lingering banana finish with some peppery bitterness. Full-bodied with a syrupy feel. Big, fruity, and a little boozy, but pretty drinkable!

alexgash, Aug 15, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

jeffwright, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 superspak
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this bottle up on a recent trip through Michigan.
Pours a dark amber in color. There's a little bit of a frothy head that forms on the pour. But is quickly gone.
Smell is candy sugar, with a little bit of smoke and peat.
Taste is more of the candy sugar. Lots more smoke and huge malts. This is a bruiser of a beer. The alcohol is hidden quite nicely, but believe me, it's there. Very full and easy drinking. Incredibly smooth and creamy in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is a bit lite, but it works. Good beer.

FtownThrowDown, Jun 29, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Morakaton, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Marti403, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

strohme2, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Dyerseve, Jun 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

mikediesel124, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Pat316, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mrebeka, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of webmanspidey
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.