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Allagash Victor Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Victor AleAllagash Victor Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 18
Gots: 58 | 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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Xul

California

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep golden with amber highlights, capped by a finger of frothy white head. Retention is good as it settles slowly, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S: Biscuity malt base up front with good vinous character poking out, followed by light fruits - green apples and lemon zest - poking through. Light spicing in the background.

T: Huge fruit profile with tons of grapes evident right away, with a blend of sweetness and a light musty feel. Green apples, peaches, and light citrus come in on the mid-palate along with lightly toasted bread, before going back to a long, slightly sweet finish of fruit.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate carbonation, extremely smooth.

D: Very drinkable for as big of a beer as it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 02:32:47 | More by Xul
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Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.