Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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Reviews: 105
Hads: 658
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 169
Gots: 205 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2013

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.
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Reviews by mikeyv35:
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Date: 03/27/2013
Type: 12.7oz. Bottle
Glass: Southampton Large Tulip
Vintage: 10/27/2012

Pours a light brown mahogany in color w. a 1/2 finger white head that quickly dissipates to an outer ring of foam that left light lacing. Aromas of acidity, oak, cherry skins, leather, and a touch of wet dog (funk). The flavor was of sour acidity up front, followed by cherry and cherry skins mixed w/ pinot noir, and a finish of oak/leather w/ light wet sock (funk). Medium bodied w/ spot on carbonation. Extremely easy to drink w/ well hidden ABV as most sours have.

Overall, a solid well-crafted brew that I would drink again w/o hesitation, but slightly misclassified. This is a Flanders Red w/ subtle to moderate Oude Bruin characteristics not an American Wild, and this is not a negative. (785 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (422 characters)

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3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
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. (477 characters)

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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.