Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
4.13/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Bottle recieved in a trade with rrheisler. Thanks Ryan for the chance.
Poured into a tulip glass. It pours a golden amber color with a thick and creamy tan head. Two fingers of the creamiest head you can imagine (on second thought that doesn't sound right....but I'll roll with it) and it leaves tons of lacing. Excellent retention on the head as well.
The nose is yeasty and malty, dark fruits and spices. Very complex and it all comes together very nicely.
The taste is spot on the aroma. Spices and dark fruit, Belgian yeast and malts, very sweet yet spicey and acidic, but smooth and dry. Very complex and easy drinking. No off flavors and no alcohol.
Mouthfeel is about the creamiest I've ever had a beer feel. It's incredible, really. The creamy head only adds to the enjoyment. Goes dowm smooth. Drinkability is great too.
Overall, another solid offering from Allagash. This beer just re-iterates my love for this brewery. Great stuff.
Whoa...I just saw this is categorized as a Quad? Whats up with that? I find this much more Belgian Strong Pale Ale than Quad. In fact, I find this much more Belgian Strong Pale Ale than Belgian Strong Dark Ale...but thats just me.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2009 02:12:49 | More by Mistofminn
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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.