Grand Cru | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,700
Reviews:
458
Ratings:
650
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LOOK: Burnished-gold color and a big dense frothy head.

SMELL: Coriander and anise, I'd say. A little perfumy? Festive.

TASTE: Citrusy-spicy. Those spice notes from the aromatics open up in the mouth. A little bit of caramel maltiness. Very little bitterness.

FEEL: Medium-to-full bodied. Good carbonation helps the flavor profile open up a bit.

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden tinge and opaque. Earthy malt, slight farmhouse, roots. Slight anise finish. Another great one

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%

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Grand Cru from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 650 ratings