Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by ABCJiugui:
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bottle from 4pack into tulip, no freshness date
A- amber, hazy when yeast enters. Thin, but steadfast lacing in one ring. Head pours 2 fingers on semi-hard, dissipates to thin cap with ring around of larger bubbles on the surface.
S- Malty sweetness, some herbal/spiced notes (can't tease it out), reminds me of fruity english bitters, light candy sugar smell.
T- Lightly sweet, with some light but pleasant lingering bitterness that stays on for a while. Herbal/spiced, bready at first sip, almost nutty, finishes dry but with some fruity character. Really well balanced.
M- A tingly, present carbonation on contact, becomes very soft, lightly creamy smooth.
Overall- no idea what to expect when coming into this, but I'd glady drink this again. Very well balanced, soft yet distinct, the nutty/bready flavor really got me. A really good brew by allagash, along with white and interlude, definitely one of my favorites from them.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2008 21:24:15 | More by ABCJiugui
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This stuff is pretty light colored for a BSDA. Still a pretty beer to behold with a deep burnished gold and an dark off white head that leaves some nice lacing. In fairness I accidentally cracked this 32 oz bottle by accident as it was mislabeled by my vendor so it might have had a bit more carbonation and such had it remained at unopened and a bout an ounce or so fuller. Hardly flat it shows light carbonation as it sits and a leaves nice decoration as I drink. The nose is delicate and sophisticated. Lots going on. The peated malt is remarkable. A delicate smoke wrapped around sweet lightly breadiness. Hints of coriander honey and maybe a touch of citrus. Faint notes of bubblegum live in pods of anise. Taste is a great followup to the nose. Peaty malt abounds with a honey and spice cake center. Light fruits, apple and pear, maybe a touch of mellon. The anise shows itself a touch more and builds a great platform for the hops. herbal and spicy they nod back to the body of the brew while giving a clean dry finish. Notes of pepper linger along with cinnamon, graham and brown bread. Just a hint of alcohol but not enough to serve a warning. Feel is velvety with a light creaminess. Light enough to encourage sessioning with the aforementioned hidden alcohol. Just enough presence to lead you to sip and savor. This will compliment any food you find yourself near. From traditional winter to lighter fare with an artisnal flare. This is a beer that is sublime and superior. One of my new faves this year and so far my favorite from Allagash
Serving type: growler
01-15-2014 07:09:28 | More by scootny
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Darkish golden color with a very slight haze.
S: Yeasty, sweet apple and cherry, some vinegar. Slight grass or hay underlying but the fruit is dominant.
T: Biscuity and fruity, like drinking a cracker with an apple on it. This would be great with a medium cheddar cheese. Spicy hops at the finish.
M: Bubbly at the start but doesn't linger. Body is lighter side of medium. Very nice finish.
O: Very nice beer. Not eating with food but is definitely something to enjoy with a good cheddar.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2013 02:22:36 | More by Dad_of_Rad
4.19/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into snifter from tap at fireworks in Leesburg VA. Nice fluffy foamy head on a murky golden base. Really nice typical belgian aromas...
Taste is where it shine. Nice belgian base with a citrus flavor up front with a smokey backbone and a nice pepper finish. the smokeyness really takes this up a notch. Its so easy to drink and perfect for this cool fall evening. Great brew...highly reccomend this unique take.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2013 23:27:54 | More by DrinkSlurm
Allagash Grand Cru from Allagash Brewing Company
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