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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

593 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 161
Gots: 196 | 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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Ratings: 593 | Reviews: 101 | Display Reviews Only:
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zencigar

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-17-2013 16:42:39 | More by zencigar
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BenAdvocate

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-16-2013 21:46:16 | More by BenAdvocate
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-17-2013 03:42:34 | More by Jsmick
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-14-2013 22:42:56 | More by csustar001
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-22-2013 00:30:34 | More by VAbdoyan
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patrick802

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-07-2013 23:42:14 | More by patrick802
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throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-27-2013 21:39:07 | More by throwback
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BrothersOnBeers

Maine

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-10-2013 01:38:34 | More by BrothersOnBeers
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-26-2013 01:31:33 | More by kaelingirl
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-21-2014 14:56:01 | More by ericlawton007
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mikemacisso

Maine

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-28-2013 22:47:40 | More by mikemacisso
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kkdowning

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-16-2014 01:12:31 | More by kkdowning
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2014 10:21:28 | More by jmsedgwick
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LostTraveler

Maine

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-27-2013 22:24:04 | More by LostTraveler
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Agentveba

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-24-2013 18:36:42 | More by Agentveba
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-29-2013 01:57:07 | More by tbeq00
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Tamorin

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-11-2014 02:53:42 | More by Tamorin
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-08-2014 20:51:39 | More by afsdan
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-31-2013 08:56:49 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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miadw3

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-20-2013 07:59:22 | More by miadw3
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Rickhutch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-16-2013 18:45:23 | More by Rickhutch
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PatriotsRule

Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly delicious sour ale from Allagash!
A: Clean and a pale amber, clear with stupendous carbonation
S: Berries, citrus and honey
T: Floral grasslands of meadows with many flowers and wild sour fruits growing, pollenated constantly by some of the hardest working bees I can imagine. I'll tell ya, these be some bees.
M: Crisp as can be, super sour, yet somehow not overwhelmingly sour. Like an orange or lemon
O: One of the better special releases I have ever had. Well worth the fifteen bucks. Thank you Allagash for a balls to the walls American sour alike none other before it. Bien sur le foudre!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 03:01:55 | More by PatriotsRule
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sitarist

Ohio

4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First of three corked & caged beers from Brez.

Pours a hazy, honey golden color. A fat fingers worth of white head falls to a ring that leaves behind a few spots of lacing. 4.0

It has a fantastic, complex aroma. Lots of tart fruits, a nice funkiness, leather, apple, wet wood, hints of vanilla, and toffee. I could leave my nose here forever, but I wish to taste her forbidden fruit. 5.0

Funk Yeah! Its' awesomeness spills over to the flavor. Apples, lemons, hard cider, salt, oak, vanilla, toffee, and a nice funky finish. Its' funky tartness is bordering on insanity. 5.0

Medium body, with an ample amount of light prickly carbonation, effervescent... Smooth like Velvet Jones. Very pleasant mouthfeel for a beer this tart. 5.0

A true masterpiece... It is amazing how well its' aroma, taste, and feel fit together. This one is going on my perpetual wants list!

I am guessing its an oak aged sour by Allagash.
And the reveal is... FV13 by Allagash.

Thanks Brez, this is the shit.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 01:10:25 | More by sitarist
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: slightly hazy amber color lots of carbonation streaming up the glass1 finger of an off white very light brown head that goes away after a few moments with a good ammount of lacing

S: very complex lots of funk light oaked with some red wine notes may be from the sherry yeast no alcohol on the nose

T: very tart followed by spicy red wine characters with a touch of vanilla and oak no alcohol on the taste

M: highly carbonated with a very dry finish

O: great beer very complex lots of different flavors well done multiple yeast strains and the oak aging contribute to a great sour ale

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 06:34:42 | More by smcnulty1981
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Big pop off the cork when opening.

A very sudsy and foamy head, with lots of snapping carbonation coming off the pour, and a nice faint tan color. Head falls quite fast, but settles to a thin fairly tall collar and simple puck. Body is a real nice copper red slightly cloudy with lots of vertical carbonation. While settling the beer even had a whirlpool like effect in the middle, with a giant hurricane in the middle and a faint ring outside for the collar. Very nice looking brew.

Even off the pour the funk is all over this one. Lots of funky pepper yeast aromas. Hints of cherry/raspberry red like fruit and sweet malts mixing in. There's a sense of density to this. Some sweet oaky wood comes out a bit too this is very nice and balanced also. It smells great.

Palate is a big surprise. This is wonderfuly tart and full of giant hits of lemon and grapefruit rind. Dried out lemon zest and wonderful bitterness. A great mix of malt sweetness balances it out with large funky brett and pepper. Pepper and lemon is all over this beer, with a lively carbonation and oak density. There is a lot of depth, but also a light character with only a hint of barrel feel hinting out, the tradeoff is that it is very juicy.

Overall though this is just a fantastic beer to be drinking, it's like a bretty Rodenbach filled with wonderful bittern lemon and grapefruit. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 18:17:27 | More by smakawhat
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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
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