Allagash Grand Cru

750 mL bottle, batch #11 into the Chimay goblet.
Chill-hazed copper body, with a lot of thin carbonation on the pour – almost categorized by me as fizzy! The color is somewhere between the traditional colors of the Belgian Pale and Dark.
Mild fruits and spices in the nose, but the tastes are more pronounced than the nose would suggest.
Mouthfeel is rather thin.
Tastes are malt based, but a definite yeast based bitterness cuts across the finish and lingers. The dry alcohol is also apparent in the finish. Slightly soapy taste.
Not the best American version of Belgian in the US by a long chalk, and all in all a little disappointing.

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01/29/2006
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.2 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.1
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