Allagash Victor Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by cbl2:
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
6/28/2007 $19.99 750 mL 9.00% No best by date, though this is a one off beer, and I bought it fresh
Pours a lovely hazy orange topped by a quarter inch of tight an foam. Served in my St. Bernardus oversized wine glass.
Spicy and aromatic with smells of burnt raisins (perhaps imparted by the grapes this was brewed with), a bit peppery in the finish.
Nice round chewy mouthfeel. Very peppery coupled with ripe pear flavor that persists throughout. A bit buttery midsip and into the finish, where the grape character really comes forth. Another interesting beer from Allagash. They really seem to be pushing the envelope of what beer is of late. $20 is a bit steep IMO, but I'm glad they're out there trying something new.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2007 00:04:36 | More by cbl2
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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 349 ratings.