Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 599 | Reviews: 101 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kevanb:
4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
375ml, dated 11/29/2012, poured into an Allagash Coolship tumbler.
The beer pours a rich caramel color, medium amber, with slight orange hue that is very clear, with a handful bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A thick, soapy, off white head rises out of the glass, nearly 2 fingers high that has very, very good retention and leaves some sticky lace behind. The aroma is of light funk, tart cherry, soft oak, brown sugar and rich malted grain. It's not an overly complex aroma, but very nicely balanced and surprisingly malty, but not over the top, the sweetness and tartness play nicely together. The flavors are very similar, rich grain, tart cherry with a nice amount oak that brings out some caramel and brown sugar with some soft and light funk at the end. The mouthfeel is nice, lots of carbonation, but it reads very smoothly, coats the mouth well and finishes softly with a creamy touch and lightly dry sensation.
Verdict: A very nice Wild Ale from Allagash. Yet another success in their line of sour and wild ales, and one of the more peculiar wild ales I've tried to date with the malt character. Definitely worth trying.
09-19-2013 02:17:03 | More by kevanb
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.