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Allagash Grand Cru - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

630 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 76
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some hints of oranges and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't really taste like a Belgian Strong Dark Ale as it lacks the flavors of dark fruits and dark malts but it is a nice Belgian Ale.

metter98, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

smithj4, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

l1fted, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kell50, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

thampel09, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

InspectorBob, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

LeahM, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

ChefBenhase, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

wgfxkmf, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Bill235, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrunkinYogi, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

thegerm87, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

MickeyHops, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Zach136, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Jason1337, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

on tap at Duckworths (NC)

Pour is a bit light for the style. The clear amber body is covered by a bone head that has great retention

Mouthfeel: near medium body with appropriate, medium carbonation.

Taste and Aroma: Plenty of alcohol esters and Belgian yeast. Also rather sweet. Wild yeast in the flavor that is not apparent in the nose.

O: unusual for style, this Belgian ale was disappointing but should appeal more to folks who like wild yeast in their beers more than I do.

chinchill, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

sendbeer, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jmann40, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Willytee3, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

rderedin, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Janeinma, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Allagash Grand Cru from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.