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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

602 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 602
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 161
Gots: 194 | FT: 22
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 brewandbbq:
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4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle.

Pours dark amber with an inch of fine, bone head. Retention is admirable for a sour, a full quarter inch foam cap remains for the duration with loads of creamy sheeting.

Aromatics lead off with balsamic-drizzeled apples and lemon-spritzed raisins. Hints of soured fruits and cider vinegar follow through.

Medium bodied with a creamy but crisp mouthfeel. Prickly on the back of the throat.

Bright acid with sour apples and vineous overtones start the palate. Winey, fruity, and sour. Malt to balance with a lingering sourness.

Finishes with a hefty, acidic, sour bite and apple skins.

Very tasty with a perfect and challenging sourness level.

brewandbbq, Apr 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

joel66, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

warnerry, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Todd, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Jason, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of codysjb
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

codysjb, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mctizzz, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Janeinma, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

RichardMNixon, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

r0nyn, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JasonSiedman, May 11, 2013
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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.