Dragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand CruDragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru

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89
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 19
Gots: 10 | 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 danp14
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of lewdwig
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of alexgash
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Photo of jeffwright
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.22/5  rDev +5%
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!

Photo of Mavigo
4.1/5  rDev +2%

Bought this from Costco. Served into a tulip. Popped the cork but there was no sound or release of vapors. A bit concerning but I drank it anyways.

Pours a clear copper kettle color with a short off white head that dissipates rather quickly. To my relief, it is carbonated. It smells of honey, barley, yeast, oats, dried fruits. It is quiet sweet and a tad bit dense and syrupy. A touch of bitterness at the end from the hops. It has a full body but lower levels of carbonation, I wonder if it was a bottling problem, the cork made no sound when I popped it. Oh well, regardless, it's still excellent. Great flavor.

Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of docoman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Decent beer, not as good to me as their mainstay Final Absolution, but definitely drinkable. Funny I also bought this at local Costco for under $9 for a bomber size...

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of webmanspidey
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of stoutman
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Soft red-orange color, light haze, slightly translucent with a small rapidly disippating fluffy cloud colored head. Smells of light chocolate, raspberries, a hint of doughy yeast and some bit of clove. Flavor is quite impressive, full of candy sugar and sweet sweet caramel flavors. Lots of red fruit and a medium-full body. Even when served warm, this stuff is able to mask the 11 percent alcohol very well.

Photo of DrJay
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery pub.

Dark amber brew with a small smattering of lace on top. The aroma was composed of light fruity esters, sweet sugary candy, and a bit of alcohol. Sweetness from the candy sugar was very strong in the flavour, and was accompanied by a ripe fruitiness and alcohol warmth. Full bodied and smooth, lightly carbonated. Overall, not as complex as the Final Absolution, mostly just very sweet.

Photo of walleye
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this in late may. at the brewery,from the tap. poured a ruby color with a small head,I think it was off white it is had to tell in this place because of the dim lights. aroma spices like cloves, chocolate, berries, sweet, flavor, caramel, sugar, medium dark fruits, with just a hint of alcohol

Photo of coldmeat23
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Thanks to mjd83goblue for this one.

This one pours the color of golden, amber honey, with a slight haziness to it. Just a little over a fingers worth of loose, eggshell colored foam makes the head. It recedes to a light filmy surface covering. Lacing is loose and foamy, but fairly sticky.

Not a typical Quad nose. Big notes of sweet cherries and tropical fruits. Pineapple, papaya and mango are easily found. Mild yeast presence and a light oak presence. Belgian candi sugars.
It's not what I expected, but it does smell delicious.

This is the most boozy brew that I've had in awhile. Its got a lot of fruits surrounding it and some good spice notes, though. Some yeast and candi sugars. Nice oakiness, also.

Medium-bodied, just shy of full. Light carbonation level, which lets the alcohol run free. Lacks any real creaminess.

As a once a year item, when Dragonmead brews it for their anniversary, I like it. I wouldn't personally drink it much more frequently than that, though.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru from Dragonmead Microbrewery
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.