Allagash Victor Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at a beer dinner, paired with roasted pork with grapes.
Appearance - an amber color with a compact head that resolved to a ring around the glass.
Smell - fruity and yeasty, almost wine-like while fermenting. Red wine-like notes, but fairly subtle. Some pear, and very faint raspberry. Just a touch of wheat/bread.
Taste - ok, this behaves more like a wine in my mind. Definite taste of the grape, a mix of other fruity notes like pear and raspberry come into the mix. It's sweet, but then has a tart tang to it, and it all ends with drying finish, tannin-like. I rather like this melding of wine and beer.
Mouthfeel - astringent and drying at the end of the taste. Very wine-like mouthfeel.
Overall - this is a nice meld of wine and beer flavors and characteristics. I felt the flavor was pretty deep and rich, with the fruitiness playing off against the malts. I actually think the pork was a weak pairing for this - could go with something much more hearty, maybe even venison.
Serving type: on-tap
06-23-2014 11:07:20 | More by LeRose
Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.