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Allagash Victor Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 20
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
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:
The Victor Ale was inspired by its feminine-named predecessor, the Victoria Ale. With chardonnay grapes to make the Victoria Ale unique, our brewers decided to use red grapes for the Victor. Over one hundred pounds of cabernet franc grapes were crushed on site and added directly to the mash. In addition to a generous portion of Pilsner malt, Victor is hopped with Fuggles and Hallertau and fermented with a wine yeast strain. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew maintains a copper color, wine yeast influence and a medium body with a tart and spicy finish.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 06-10-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at Cask and Vine while enjoying the company of Todd the Hoople.
Lightly hazy deep straw with hints of purple. Fruity earthy spicy aromas and flavor with a bit of a jelly or jam edge to it. Interesting brew a bit outside of the box, not something I'd have often but glad I got to try it.

johnnnniee, Yesterday at 03:54 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

srgj88, Wednesday at 12:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

gpblackgt, Monday at 04:09 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

jamesaharvey, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

david18, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Nose: interesting blend of spice, light malts, grapes and a suggestion of Brett - probably from the wine yeasts.
Pours hazy reddish amber under a 1" very finely bubbled rose tinted white foam cap. Thick clingy lace. Some legs.
A blend of light grain malts, light red wine, lightly sweet, slight funk with a tart finish and a gentle hop bitter accent.
Medium body, above average carbonation, slight warming.

pat61, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

metter98, Sep 07, 2014
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Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.