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Allagash Victoria Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 13
Gots: 55 | 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%

rjp217, Jun 27, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at the greatest craft bar in Maryland of Always Ron's in Hagerstown Maryland.

Very pale like a witbier with billowing head. Has a little funky/barnyard smell but overall the scents are subtle. It has a very well balanced taste profile. You get a touch of sour, some funk, a little sweetness, a little booziness and finishes with a slight hop bitterness. Overall its an easy drinking 9% brew and has alot going on. It didn't quite give me the WOW factor but its definitely at that level just on the cusp of a world class brew but not quite there. Allagash makes another very solid / outstanding beer.

bubseymour, Jun 26, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at beer pairing dinner, reviewed from notes.

Apearance - slightly hazy, golden yellow color. Half inch of fluffy white head.

Aroma - strong white grape aroma, a little grassy. Breadiness and yeast character takes a back seat - this serving, the grape was dominant.

Taste - followed the aroma. Very grape forward, very sweet, almost candy-like.

Mouthfeel - medium-bodied, very drying on the finish.

Overall, I felt the grape was far too prominent and the beer was far too sweet. This combination just didn't work well for my tastes. It is well-made, but not one I have to have.

LeRose, Jun 23, 2014
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Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.