Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Skidz:
4.58/5 rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out golden amber and sits bright amber in the glass with a massive creamy off-white head. Fades to a thick skimming across the surface and abundant lacings to boot.
Smells of bright tropical fruits and citrus zest, toasty malts and caramel. Faint yeasty protrusions deliver hints of doughiness.
Tastes mildly sweet up front with vibrant fruitiness across the board, bringing in oranges, mangoes, starfruit, passion fruit and nectarines. Hops produce a firm bitterness to acompany the fruitiness and delivers a mild piney flavor as well. Caramel is found throughout the lightly toasted malty core. Finishes just as it began, with intense fruits and moderate hop bitterness.
Effervescent and wildly soft to the touch, airy carbonation and a medium-light body.
Highly drinkable and unexplainably delicious. Interesting cross-continental creation, delivering the desireable Belgian-Abbey style flavors with a spark of Pacific NW hops infusions. Game on.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2006 02:08:21 | More by Skidz
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.