Allagash Victor Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
2.98/5 rDev -23.6%
Darker copper color poured without much head. Pleasant, interesting smell, medium malts and lots of fruit - apple, green grape, melon. Flavor-wise this beer had a nice malt base, but was way too fruity for my tastes. White wine flavors really dominated the beer inside and out. Sweet, very tart and lots of carbonation. Drinkable..not so much. More of a slow sipper. Definitely better than the Victoria, which to me is almost like drinking a chardonnay-beer mix, but not what I would look for in this style.
07-13-2009 01:39:27 | More by GeezLynn
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3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed burnt orange with a large blooming white head that left multiple rings of broken lace behind as it settled slowly.White grape skin really stands out in the nose with what alot of people have mentiones,a sweet cake-like note,a healthy does of herbal hops,and sharp phenols round out the aromas.Phenols play a bigger role on the palate providing spice and sharpness,white grape fruitiness,and herbal hops in the finish.A pretty good rendition of the style,the phenols are a little heavy on the palate for me though.
10-27-2011 23:42:37 | More by oberon
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
750ml bottle poured into a red wine glass. Pretty red/orange color with a small head; a very still beer, looked like a Cantillon offering. A sweet, fruity (mostly pear, a little grape) aroma. Fairly tart taste, some yeast. Impression of grape juice. A pretty good beer, but I didn't think it was up to the usual Allagash standard.
11-14-2007 21:59:51 | More by lordofthewiens
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
The smell is is a sweet tart fruit aroma with a slight yeast.
The look is mahogony red with a very lacy white head. The head forms and dissipates but slowly.
The taste is great, I would love to have this at Thanksgiving. The taste stars with a slight yeast flavor mixed with malt. This quickly givesway to a tart wine and almmost cranberry flavor. The mouth is a building of carbonation that finishes dry. Very nice
02-16-2011 12:31:57 | More by bishopdc0
4/5 rDev +2.6%
The beer pours golden-orange with a white head. The aroma is citrus with some grape notes. The flavor is heavy on the grapes along with some nice citrus flavors. There is some alcohol detectable as well as some Belgian yeast character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-20-2010 04:26:52 | More by Mora2000
3.88/5 rDev -0.5%
750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a deep dark amber/golden color with some ruby hints in the light. A small head with only a bit of lacing.
Taste is sweet but also some sour with a hint of wine. Nice and dry, with a good amount of bitterness.
09-19-2009 15:52:36 | More by kingcrowing
3.44/5 rDev -11.8%
Poured into a snifter, on draft at Cork and Cask, Cornelius NC.
I applaud the effort, interesting mess Allagash has made here. Slight head and sticky lacing look good, the brew is the color of tea and smells faintly of bread and grapes. There's the taste of malt and an odd thinness from the grapes. Overall, not something I'd go out of my way for.
06-18-2014 22:08:14 | More by Mantooth
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
Bottle shared by firkinhophead - much obliged!
Pours a hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of rustic grapes with good amounts of sweet malt and hints of green apples.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors up front are joined quickly by white grape and green apple flavors. The ending is on the sweeter side of things.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.
Drinkability is alright. I finished my glass without a problem however I'm not so sure about another.
Overall I feel as though the bottle version was a bit harsher than what I remember the tap version tasting like. I found that odd considering the bottle was from 2007. Anyhoo, this is a good beer but there are better ones out there from Allagash.
11-25-2009 02:56:11 | More by glid02
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
(Served in a chalice)
A-This beer has a warm deep pecan colored body with a nice hazy glow to it. There is a thick rocky beige head that sticks to the glass with each sip and is supported by a strands of micro bubbles.
S- This beer has a soft hint of ripe pears and a flower blossom note. The finish has a note of green grapes.
T- This beer has a spicy white grapefruit flavor that is followed by a tangy bite of mead and a soft green note in the finish. There is a light sweetness that comes through as the beer warms aswellas a dry spice note in the finish.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a silky texture and no real alcohol heat to speak of.
D- This beer has a nice flower smell and some good balance of sweetness and bitterness. It had a unique blended flavor so it was a bit hard to describe but very tasty.
11-12-2007 18:54:03 | More by rhoadsrage
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
On tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh
A - copper with a thin lacing of white head; little retention
S - winy, white grapes
T - grapes, wheat, mild bitter hops, faint bread
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated, a bit viscous
This is a decent beer. It doesn't have a Belgian yeast character to it and it has a nice balanced flavor. Perfect to sip from the tulip amongst friends.
06-08-2012 11:15:59 | More by tdm168
Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.