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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

343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 48 | 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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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer has an aroma of white grapes, breadiness, and spice.

The flavor follows of bready qualities, spice from pepper, and a sweetness throughout. On the back, there's a blend of pears and grapes with slight tart quality on the back.

The sweetness masks the alcohol on this well, but also slightly overpowers the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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S - Grass, tart grapes, green olives, light wood, plantains, peach.

T - Wood, strong acrid grape skin notes, tannins, brine, dry peach.

M - Creamy, medium-full body.

O - Well crafted, but with a strange, somewhat ambivalent flavor profile.

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Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.