Allagash Victor Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by HattedClassic:
3.89/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Th beer pours a white but slightly reddish head. The head does not stay for long and sort of dissipates quicker than its feminine counterpart. The beer itself is also darker. The beer is a dark red with hints of brown that are reminiscent of a red.
The beer has a strong red grape smell that masked by the yeast and spices.
The beer is definitely sour. The pilsner malts are present but compliment the red grapes very well. The red grapes seem to give it a sour taste and a sugary sweet taste. The beer leaves a tarty aftertaste.
Heavy bodied with very little carbonation. The beer leaves a slightly dry aftertaste.
Certainly different from the Victoria but I would probably get this beer again when it's available but I won't be running over people to do so.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2013 01:45:09 | More by HattedClassic
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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.