Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by dsa7783:
4.7/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750 ML bottle, copped caged and corked from Wine and Beverage Depot in Totowa... Batch # 18... As the brewery's Winter selection, this was an absolutely amazing beer and a dead-on depiction of the style, bursting with flavor, quality, and character, this has to be one of Allagash's best... Pours a nectarine, copper-hue with minimal frothy head that soon dissipated, leaving sufficient lacing behind... Smell was good, filled with oranges, coriander, spices, candy sugars...
Exceptional, top-notch taste, bursting with spices, lemons, citrus, Belgian candied sugars, caramel, vanilla, and pralines with apparent fresh, sweet fruits and ripe florals- this beer was extremely well-balanced and complex, filled with intricate and distinct flavors... Mouthfeel was rich and thick, great tasting...
Drinkability was equally exceptional, as the alcohol perecentage really struggled to be noticed, and the refreshing and crisp taste had you wanting more and more - I could easily drink this one all night long... Excellent stuff... Definitely recommended...
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2008 00:42:00 | More by dsa7783
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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.