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Allagash Victoria Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 14
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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4.35/5  rDev +11%

Appearance- A light orange with a small, egg white head that retains well. Medium carbonation.

Aroma- A great balance of sweet white wine and belgian yeast funk. Subtle but beautifully complex.

Taste- Sweet white grape flavors in the forefront but not at all overwhelming. Great yeast and slightly hoppy profile to balance the sweetness of the grapes.

Mouthfeel- Light and smooth. Sweetness lingers like a wine.

Overall- A phenomenal beer. The presence of the grapes is immediately noticeable, but yet not overwhelming, in every aspect of the beer. A great use of subtle yeast and hop profiles to compliment the grape flavors in the forefront.

BurningTreeMufen, Wednesday at 12:57 AM
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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Fruity light grape nose with a touch of biscuit and alcohol.
Hazy peach tinted gold under a 2" moussey white foam cap, persistent, lacy.
Palate begins with grainy malt, bread, biscuit light fruits, light grape finished with a light hop bitter accent.
Very smooth creamy medium body with medium high very finely bubbled carbonation.

pat61, Sep 13, 2014
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Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.