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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

337 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 133
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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TheBerserker

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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draheim

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (2010) poured into a tulip. Pale golden color, crystal clear; white head subsides pretty quickly. Good carbonation.

Aroma is clean Belgian yeast and white wine grapes. Taste follows nose: yeast, pale malt, and a slightly sweet acidity from the grapes. Not sure I'd recognize grapes as an ingredient if I hadn't read the label. Very subtle. Crisp, sharp, dry mouthfeel.

Overall this is not a particularly complex or interesting beer, but I imagine it would be a great pairing for poultry or cheese.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 05:19:54 | More by draheim
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.