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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

381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 56 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The head is a nice fluffy white that lats quite a while. The beer itself is a nice orange and clear gold color.

Smell:
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.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
The beer feels medium bodied but very smooth with biting carbonation. The beer leaves a particularly dry finish.

Overall:
A pretty decent and unique that I will probably pick up again if I can find it on sale.

HattedClassic, Jul 03, 2013
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Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.