Allagash Victoria Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev +1.8%
The head is a nice fluffy white that lats quite a while. The beer itself is a nice orange and clear gold color.
The beer has a grainy and bready smell with hints of the white grapes coming through. The grapes aren't very powerful but they certainly overpower the hops. The beer also smells of pears.
The beer tastes as it smells but the grapes are more noticeable and blend well with the yeast and bready malt flavor. The grapes do come out more as the beer warms and blends even better with the yeast and pear tastes. The beer has a very pear aftertaste.
The beer feels medium bodied but very smooth with biting carbonation. The beer leaves a particularly dry finish.
A pretty decent and unique that I will probably pick up again if I can find it on sale.
07-03-2013 02:52:39 | More by HattedClassic
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
2013 vintage served in a tulip glass
Appearance: Pours a light golden yellow color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head. Body is slightly hazy with medium levels of carbonation streaming throughout the glass.
Smell: White grape, pear, spice, slight cereal grain, biscuity malt, and red apple.
Taste: Spicy yeast, pale malt, white grape, pear, apple skin. Light sweetness upfront is balanced with a mild bitterness that lingers through the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, somewhat slick mouthfeel with medium levels of slightly rough carbonation.
Overall: Very good Belgian pale ale. The grapes add some nice additional complexity without overwhelming the base beer. Worth picking up a bottle.
06-20-2013 08:07:12 | More by Jonada
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
On-tap 6/18/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a bright yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, citrus, bananas, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of citrus, caramel and bananas. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There’s some spice in the background along with a decent hops presence creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid and flavorful Belgian-style beer to drink for a long time.
06-19-2013 00:34:59 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Pours a hazy light to medium golden yellow to apricot in color with light amounts fo visible carbonation and some apricot + peach highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fluffy off-white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium thin patches, a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of pale malts with some lighter notes of peach, apricot, and lemon. Light to moderate aromas of grapes.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale malts with some peppery yeast and just a touch of honey-like sweetness. There are some lighter notes of fruits including citrus/lemon, peach, and apricot along with slightly stronger flavors of grapes. There is a slightly tart sweetness towards the finish.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light hint of dryness in the finish.
O: The alcohol is well hidden and the fruit sweetness really makes this one easy to drink. Very enjoyable and one I will happily drink again.
06-13-2013 23:43:54 | More by dbrauneis
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
2013 vintage. Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazed, bright orange-gold coloring with a thin, whispy, filmy coating on the surface. Some slow carbonation throughout the body present while you drink. Aromas of toasted grains, sweet and tart grape, and some berry sweet and bubblegum from the Belgian yeast. Flavors are light and effervescent from the crisp body and carbonation. Toasty grain backbone with white wine characteristics, both in dry sweetness and booze kick. Like a dry Pinot Gris. Some of the funky character from the yeast shines through, but not much. Pretty well balanced palate, maybe slightly leaning to the dry side. The aftertaste also has the wine-like feel, with a dry, fruity grist flavoring. Dry and smooth finish, with a slight sweet and tart linger. Interesting and unique beer.
05-30-2013 21:56:39 | More by GarthDanielson
Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.