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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

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 54 | 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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GoGators

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-10-2012 01:26:49 | More by GoGators
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

On tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh

A - copperish yellow; no head

S - winy, buttery

T - winy, buttery, a bit bitter, white grapes

M - viscous, smooth, warm, little carbonation

This definitely leans more towards the wine side but is a solid offering nonetheless. If you're a white wine fan this is for you.

06-08-2012 11:18:13 | More by tdm168
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-06-2012 23:09:03 | More by Mudawg
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a hazed yello straw, light bubbly head, little spots of retention. Scent leads with a sweet and tart fruit component, biscuity malt, some herbal and earthy qualities. Taste tones down the fruit a bit and focuses it more on the grape notes, decent grain profile, some leafy and herbal notes. Medium bodied, lightly bubbly. Slightly better than the Victor as it tones some bold flavors down and blends them well.

06-06-2012 21:46:37 | More by rfgetz
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-05-2012 01:21:14 | More by CelticAleMan
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%

750ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
2009 vintage.

pours a mostly translucent (there is a touch of haze) golden yellow, yields a solid finger-plus creamy white/off-white head; retention is decent, lacing is good. overall a solid presentation.

nose offers a mishmash of fruity notes: grape, lemon, apple, maybe peach... spice... vinous with a touch of oak. good aroma. taste follows nicely. again, 'vinous' is the operative word with this one; i think it works well. more spice and fruity notes... a bit of hops in the finish. alcohol presence is virtually non-existent. very enjoyable.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. drinks easily at the outset but the grapes tend to wear on you after a while.

originally reviewed: 02-13-2011

05-25-2012 23:01:37 | More by BostonHops
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

05-16-2012 22:58:55 | More by nrs207
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-16-2012 22:54:51 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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SuqMadique

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-13-2012 18:56:02 | More by SuqMadique
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-25-2012 15:05:47 | More by Googs
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

On tap for Allagash night at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and some light jelly/jam fruity aromas. Taste is the same with some herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

03-22-2012 05:20:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-20-2012 16:05:38 | More by bmur112
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-17-2012 17:02:55 | More by ScottyC54
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-11-2012 16:39:32 | More by UltimateLivewire
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-18-2012 17:22:10 | More by chrispoint
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

Enjoyed at a tasting at Julio's. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a nice slightly rocky head that faded quickly and dissappointingly.

S - Smell i snice. Fair amount of vinous qualities on this with some light belgian yeast notes.

T - Taste is very similar to the nose. More of those belgian yeast notes, some nice malt sweetness, and the dry grapey qualities of the wine.

M - Mouthfeel is nice. Crisp, sharp, and try thanks to the chardonnay.

O - Overall, this is a good beer from Allagash just not worth anywhere near the $19.99 price tag for it in MA.

02-09-2012 22:39:59 | More by rudzud
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

02-01-2012 02:53:56 | More by jfcaa193
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-18-2012 03:48:08 | More by jacewg
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-13-2012 22:40:36 | More by djrn2
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-13-2012 16:13:40 | More by bonbini26
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-05-2012 23:17:32 | More by drummermattie02
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KMcG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-02-2012 00:28:18 | More by KMcG
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

12-22-2011 17:19:13 | More by OBIrish24
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smithmd4

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-21-2011 23:04:40 | More by smithmd4
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-18-2011 00:30:01 | More by MaineMike
Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.