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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

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 46 | 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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froghop

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had this a little while ago but was not able to rate because it was 'retired', even though it is still found on the shelve.

pours a yellow-orange with a medium size egg-shell head, some lacing.

smell is faint, musty, sweet fruit, and some yeast.

taste is light yet crisp, fruity, tad bit of sweetness comes through, some caramel, pear, and some spice.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 03:39:38 | More by froghop
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Almost cloudy amber color. Grape?? nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is grape/hops, not sweet, slight tin finish. Grapes and malt don't mix. High ABV is hidden. Not worth $15.59 for a 750ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 22:25:01 | More by jdhilt
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at a local beer stop. Pretty pricy for what it ended up being.

Appearance was ok. Belgian pale/tripple looking with a transparent golden color. Head dissapated fast on this one. Lacing doesnt really stay on the glass.

Smell is yeasty and if a Belgian tripple but not very strong. Little hints of grapes.

Taste is that of a Belgian tripple and a belgian pale ale mixed with a heavy yeast taste. The grape flavor is nice in this one and makes a good complement. Slight spicyness.

Mouthfeel is a fine carbonation on the tongue with a slightly thinner feel than I was expecting based on the Abv.

Drinkability is ok and I could probably drink the whole bottle by myself but I would rather share it and drink a better beer next instead. Its a good beer but not worth the $17 I paid for the 750ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2008 07:10:34 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2013 19:01:57 | More by aszatk01
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-12-2013 14:55:41 | More by doremite
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-30-2013 22:07:02 | More by apasternak
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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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-17-2013 14:19:22 | More by mendvicdog
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-07-2014 02:04:12 | More by lisahope27
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Ronan201

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-27-2014 13:49:32 | More by Ronan201
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-23-2014 11:08:14 | More by LeRose
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kob424

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2013 02:08:23 | More by kob424
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-18-2011 00:30:01 | More by MaineMike
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Leftovers from an Allagash event apparently. Copper-amber color, thick white head that receded to a ringlet, leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of white grapes, light lemony zest, pale malts. Elements of the aroma appeared in the taste naturally, white wine, bready pale malts, pithy citrus, apple skins, subtly tart, and a touch of peppery spice. Medium body, slightly chewy, decent and quite drinkable, but a bit bland overall.

To me, this came off almost as an attempt of cloning or at least imitating a Temptation or Damnation, and while decent in its own right, it wasn't nearly as good as those two.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 14:09:20 | More by Rifugium
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-23-2012 05:45:08 | More by EvanWilliams
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nootch23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-10-2013 15:01:07 | More by nootch23
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-16-2014 00:26:49 | More by BigPlay1824
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-29-2014 00:25:34 | More by Newbiebeer
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-02-2014 01:36:50 | More by jpd7374
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-06-2013 01:57:23 | More by Soto
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-08-2012 20:49:58 | More by bsuedekum
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-09-2014 03:47:24 | More by beernads
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-11-2011 06:35:23 | More by jophish17
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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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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-16-2014 23:03:12 | More by dtivp
Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.