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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

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 20
Gots: 63 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/9/13 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, apples, grapes, brown sugar and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very sweet with flavors of caramel, grapes, apples, brown sugar. Then some mild breadiness comes in from some mildly wild Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re into beers with wine-like attributes.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Ajlvt, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ZEB89, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tadmuchowski, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
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.

Smell:
The beer has a strong red grape smell that masked by the yeast and spices.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
Heavy bodied with very little carbonation. The beer leaves a slightly dry aftertaste.

Overall:
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.

HattedClassic, Jul 04, 2013
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Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.