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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

350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 19
Gots: 61 | 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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lonestar4lunch

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Pours a red tinted straw color with a head that quickly settles to a light lacing that never goes away. There is a light aroma that is mostly grapes and some grains. The tastes is just a bit sweet but it allows this to be very easy to drink. There is a couple other light fruit flavors hidden in there but nothing that really stands out for me. Each sip is lighter than the other. The 9% is well hidden. Overall, another quality selection from Allagash. Really enjoyed this one even though it was a bit sweet, but to be expected.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 00:20:21 | More by lonestar4lunch
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-18-2011 00:29:28 | More by MaineMike
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2011 vintage, purchased for ~$19 at Domaney's in Great Barrington, MA. Poured into tulip.

Appearance- Brilliant copper body showing brown highlights - no doubt, a result of the Cabernet Franc grapes. Tight head with excellent retention. Picture perfect lacing as well.

Smell- Sweet aroma. Purple grapes, sweet apple, and some light caramel notes beneath. There are some yeasty aromas as well adding balancing spices to the mix.

Taste- Yeasty clove and subtle phenolic flavors stand up front. The clove spice carries right through into the finish and balances out what I expected to be an overly sweet beer. The sweetness is present, but clings to the tongue's anterior taste buds while the spice commands the center stage. Dark tangy sweet grapes are more prominent in the finish and come together with the yeast for a wonderfully balanced and dry finish. Sweet, tangy, and balanced. The alcohol is expertly integrated. Noticeable as the beer warms, but subtle.

Mouth Feel- Victor sports a medium body with full mouth filling carbonation. Soft, yet active.

Drinkability- This is a wonderful strong Belgian-style pale. It has strong base malt notes and spicy additions from the yeast. The Cabernet grapes add tangy sweet flavors and are a solid addition. An expensive beer, but worth the money. Allagash does it again.

Serving type: bottle

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Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.