Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by davey101:
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
Date Bottled: 12/21/2012. 375ml bottle into a tulip. This bottle was a bit of a short pour which makes the $17 price tag a bit harder to swallow, but props to Allagash to getting one of these cool sours out into distribution.
A - Pours a hazy brown/red color, holding it up to the light yields a really cool burnt orange color that looks like a pumpkin. There are some floaties in here even with a careful pour. Plenty of sudsy off white foam with clingy lacing. Foam filled the glass after pouring but settles into a solid fingers worth. Looks pretty damn impressive for a beer that was aged for 4 years.
S - Flanders. Bruin. Yup, this is totally in that style. Just a great blend of sour cherries and acetic vinegar. It does deviate from its Belgian counterparts by way of a huge barrel presence full of smooth vanilla and oak. The end has a touch of berry flavored vodka...weird and slightly boozy but not in a bad way.
T - Sour cherries, vinegary acetic acid, raspberries, and oak and vanilla. Again very flemmish-esque, but the fruit is just represented in a juicier and riper form. Very delicious beer. Mouth feel is lively and well carbonated. Certainly sour...very mouth puckering.
O - This is a very impressive beer. Very much so brewed to the Flemish bruin/red style but with a nice little American twist. Pretty unreal levels of fruit flavors considering there was no fruit additions. I wish the beer wasn't so damned limited or expensive because this is just excellent.
03-31-2013 05:05:40 | More by davey101
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
06-08-2013 21:21:34 | More by lordofthewiens
3.75/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
07-08-2013 03:01:26 | More by codysjb
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.