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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

392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 58 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer has a straw yellow lightly hazy body that as a snow white creamy head that last for the full beer. There is a strong carbonation of microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The smell of soft sweet honey has a bread crust note to it. For the most part the smell is pretty clean.

T- This beer has a sweet honey malt flavor with some light white caramel flavors and a faint note of banana and bread dough to it. There is a soft bitterness at the finish that has a soft green noble hop note to it.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a creamy texture that finish with no sign of alcohol heat.

D- This beer has a nice smooth wheat sweetness to it with a good balance from the hops. The flavors are not as concise as typically malt and hops flavors but have more of a mystery to them.

rhoadsrage, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +2%

mdaschaf, May 23, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +2%

Griffith, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tdm168, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

cliff1066, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

nyrblue2, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Magery, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

rjp217, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

tommy5, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of rallison
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very classy looking 750ml bottle, backed with a $16 price tag. Let's hope this is at least decently tasty....

Pours a nice cloudy amber color into my Urthel glass, with a semi-fizzy 1 finger white head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Smells of apple cider, coriander, white wine and similar smells.

Taste is interesting. Well spiced - coriander and the like - with an interesting grape character. Peppery. Slight bit of tartness as well. Some earthy characteristics, with a nice touch of yeast. As this warms, sweet flavors take on a more central role - sweet toffee and caramel.

Mouthfeel is pretty well carbonated, with alcohol not really present. Finish is sharp. Drinkability is decent.

Was this good? Yes. Altogether a solid offering. Was this worth $16? No, you can find better for quite a bit less.

rallison, Jul 22, 2007
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4/5  rDev +2%

metter98, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

pathman, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

kkazemi, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

oatsodas, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

curlybird, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

ralerwen, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

jlogan7, Oct 12, 2012
Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.