Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

629 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 158
Gots: 195 | 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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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours brown with some detritus floating around. Decent size head leaves some lacing as well.

S-Sweet, fruity, funky. Tart cherry and vinegar with some wood and a load of barnyardy scents. As it warms it picks up more character. A bit lactic.

T-The mixture of sweet and sour is pleasant. Funked out. Zesty, wily yeast. Solid maltiness that really plays well with the wildness.

M-Booze rears its head a bit. A bit sticky. A sipper for sure (which it should be). Leaves the lips tart.

O/DA neat beer with a ton of action to really avert your attention towards. It was fun but I don't think I really enjoyed it as much as many on BA. Very interesting all in all.

More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at When Pigs Fly, initially at a beer dinner, then later for a more in depth tasting.

In a snifter the beer was the color of a dirty penny with a small tan head. There was a little bit of lace.

Aroma was tart and fruity, and vinous.

Great taste. Sour apple and red wine. A little vanilla.

This beer was tart and sour and dry. The alcohol was well-hidden.

I hope this stays in the lineup for a while.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of codysjb
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Allagash FV13 –
Poured into my Duvel Tulip. Bottled on 11/29/2012, drank on 7/7/2013
A: Reddish Brown appearance with a large head that takes a while to dissipate and nice lacing. Lots of floating sediment in the glass.
S: Sour mush and cherries. Minor oak notes.
T: Lots of carbonation gives way to a tart sour flavor that ends with a combination of sour fruit and oak.
M: More of a mild sour note that develops and then quickly ends.
O: Good tasting but overly carbonated.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.