Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by mobyfann:
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Paid $2.29 for a single 12 oz bottle from Jungle Jim's...
The beer pours a cloudy golden amber colored base with a small white head, excellent head retention and good lacing on the glass. The aroma is a faint mix of malts, ginger, cinnamon with an after-tone of alcohol.
The taste is very mellow, spicy from the cinnamon and grainy from the malt, the carbonation is low and the creamy head makes it a well-rounded beer. Mouthfeel is perfect from the carbonation and head, and the drinkability ranks tops as well. At 7.2% it is a wonder that this is considered a Belgian Strong Pale Ale,... that is, until you finish it and realize you get a nice buzz from after just one.
Final Thought: Impressive beer from a brewery that has always known what their specialty is... and keeps me coming back to them.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2008 21:44:15 | More by mobyfann
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.