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Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Grand CruAllagash Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

628 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grand Cru is brewed with a touch of peated malt and spiced with coriander, sweet orange peel and a hint of anise. It is deep golden in color, full bodied and has hints of smoke and licorice in the taste and aroma. The malty, warming finish is perfect for colder weather.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2001)
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Jeremy0682

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-30-2014 00:52:52 | More by Jeremy0682
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scootny

New York

4.34/5  rDev +6.1%

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

01-15-2014 07:09:28 | More by scootny
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

01-07-2014 17:41:42 | More by Griffith
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

01-06-2014 17:31:54 | More by ThatsThatDude
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-29-2013 15:34:04 | More by rudabegga9
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-25-2013 06:26:50 | More by BKotch
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pschafer

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-21-2013 00:39:49 | More by pschafer
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nkeckhar

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-08-2013 20:17:29 | More by nkeckhar
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Dad_of_Rad

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

A: Darkish golden color with a very slight haze.

S: Yeasty, sweet apple and cherry, some vinegar. Slight grass or hay underlying but the fruit is dominant.

T: Biscuity and fruity, like drinking a cracker with an apple on it. This would be great with a medium cheddar cheese. Spicy hops at the finish.

M: Bubbly at the start but doesn't linger. Body is lighter side of medium. Very nice finish.

O: Very nice beer. Not eating with food but is definitely something to enjoy with a good cheddar.

11-24-2013 02:22:36 | More by Dad_of_Rad
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-22-2013 03:57:04 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

11-22-2013 03:52:03 | More by millerbuffoon
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-19-2013 17:33:33 | More by rEBELlION
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 23:16:07 | More by shigg85
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-10-2013 03:46:51 | More by MacQ32
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-07-2013 18:35:28 | More by claspada
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Phramboise

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-25-2013 02:49:33 | More by Phramboise
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goodonya

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-21-2013 17:00:27 | More by goodonya
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%

Poured into snifter from tap at fireworks in Leesburg VA. Nice fluffy foamy head on a murky golden base. Really nice typical belgian aromas...
Taste is where it shine. Nice belgian base with a citrus flavor up front with a smokey backbone and a nice pepper finish. the smokeyness really takes this up a notch. Its so easy to drink and perfect for this cool fall evening. Great brew...highly reccomend this unique take.

09-17-2013 23:27:54 | More by DrinkSlurm
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-14-2013 17:23:50 | More by RedneckBeerz
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-23-2013 03:14:23 | More by csfcmitchell
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

Beer is amber/golden in colour- much lighter than I expected. Moderately-sized white head. Decent retention. Some lacing.

Nose contains sweet malts, candy sugar and significant fruit scents. Also a touch of caramel.

Taste contains sweet bready malts, honey, strong fruit flavours which are hard for me to identify. Some lighter flavours, perhaps orange, but there also seem to be traces of fig or other darker flavours. Candy sugar, quire sweet. Some spicing.

Full bodied, highly carbonated but not irritatingly so. Chewy.

Overall, quite good. Unusual for the style.

08-22-2013 20:24:00 | More by jrenihan
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Salud24

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-22-2013 15:47:41 | More by Salud24
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-19-2013 14:05:58 | More by braican
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-16-2013 05:12:10 | More by jacewg
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-16-2013 02:59:06 | More by EBeckett3
Allagash Grand Cru from Allagash Brewing Company
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