Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrewMaster:
4.6/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Labled as "Batch # 10."
Appearance: Dark, cloudy orange to red with an off-white head. Very creamy head with excellent retention.
Smell: Malty sweet, fruity aroma. Light candy sugar aroma with a hint of strawberry.
Taste: Rich maltiness with a fruity overtone. This beer is mostly malty. The malt profile is strong and very well defined. Rich, slightly biscuity and bready malt flavor. A bit of light sea spray flavor along with sea weed and moss. Citrusy with a sour note to it along with some floral notes on the end of the flavor. Lightly hopped with floral notes and a clean sandy ending. Subtle and hardly noticeable spiciness in the middle to end. A bit of cinnamon and allspice along with apple.
Mouthfeel: Very clean and malty makes it soft on the palate. Wonderfully smooth and agreeable. No offensive flavors biting at the mouth. Well carbonated but not overly carbonated.
Drinkability: This beer is beautiful and complex. I will gladly buy another bottle of it. No harsh or offensive flavors, just good beer. I really like the spicines balances with the big malty base. Compliments to the brewer.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2005 04:47:16 | More by BrewMaster
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
Allagash Grand Cru from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.