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Allagash Victoria Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Victoria Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Victoria Ale was inspired by a visit to Victoria Mansion, in Portland, Maine and the visual references to Bacchus, the god of wine. The brewer's decided to fuse the worlds of beer and wine. Over two hundred pounds of Chardonnay (Vidal Blanc in 2010) grapes were brought in, crushed on site and added directly to the mash. Victoria Ale's aroma is fruity spice, and the taste presents subtle notes of green banana, black pepper, and fresh-crushed mint. With a focus on the subtle, wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew boasts a pale copper color, Belgian yeast influence, and a medium body with a long candied fruit finish with hints of honeydew melon, and, of course, white wine grapes.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 04-29-2006)
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Photo of maniac
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was a hazy amber color with a medium frothy white head.
The aroma was of sweet fruit with a malty edge.
Flavor had a sweet malt base with hints of fruit and bread.
The relatively high alcohol content was certainly not very noticable beyond the warming effect.

maniac, Jun 27, 2006
Photo of froghop
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had this a little while ago but was not able to rate because it was 'retired', even though it is still found on the shelve.

pours a yellow-orange with a medium size egg-shell head, some lacing.

smell is faint, musty, sweet fruit, and some yeast.

taste is light yet crisp, fruity, tad bit of sweetness comes through, some caramel, pear, and some spice.

froghop, Apr 27, 2009
Photo of jdhilt
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Almost cloudy amber color. Grape?? nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is grape/hops, not sweet, slight tin finish. Grapes and malt don't mix. High ABV is hidden. Not worth $15.59 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

jdhilt, May 12, 2007
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at a local beer stop. Pretty pricy for what it ended up being.

Appearance was ok. Belgian pale/tripple looking with a transparent golden color. Head dissapated fast on this one. Lacing doesnt really stay on the glass.

Smell is yeasty and if a Belgian tripple but not very strong. Little hints of grapes.

Taste is that of a Belgian tripple and a belgian pale ale mixed with a heavy yeast taste. The grape flavor is nice in this one and makes a good complement. Slight spicyness.

Mouthfeel is a fine carbonation on the tongue with a slightly thinner feel than I was expecting based on the Abv.

Drinkability is ok and I could probably drink the whole bottle by myself but I would rather share it and drink a better beer next instead. Its a good beer but not worth the $17 I paid for the 750ml bottle.

PeprSprYoFace, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of aszatk01
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

aszatk01, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

apasternak, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mendvicdog, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of lisahope27
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

lisahope27, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Ronan201
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Ronan201, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of kob424
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

kob424, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Leftovers from an Allagash event apparently. Copper-amber color, thick white head that receded to a ringlet, leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of white grapes, light lemony zest, pale malts. Elements of the aroma appeared in the taste naturally, white wine, bready pale malts, pithy citrus, apple skins, subtly tart, and a touch of peppery spice. Medium body, slightly chewy, decent and quite drinkable, but a bit bland overall.

To me, this came off almost as an attempt of cloning or at least imitating a Temptation or Damnation, and while decent in its own right, it wasn't nearly as good as those two.

Rifugium, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

EvanWilliams, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of nootch23
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

nootch23, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Houser
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Houser, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Dicers, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jrein0254, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

abcdefghijkyle, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Bandi, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BigPlay1824, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Newbiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Newbiebeer, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

jpd7374, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Soto, Dec 06, 2013
Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.