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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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95
world-class

592 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 162
Gots: 197 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2013)
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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.