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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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redsoxfan73

New York

1.25/5  rDev -70.9%

03-16-2013 18:59:28 | More by redsoxfan73
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alaimoa

Connecticut

2.2/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Strange that the reviews are so high for this one... Unsure if I am unfair and my palate just doesn't like these types of wilds but I found the smell to be a turnoff, the taste to be horrible with super sour fruitiness and after taste awful. I wanted to really like it being originally from Maine and normally loving Allagash but I couldn't. Couldn't even drink it but luckily was with a buddy who enjoyed in. Would not buy again

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 20:07:50 | More by alaimoa
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LSMroz

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

03-28-2013 18:39:27 | More by LSMroz
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djmichaelk

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

05-08-2013 03:00:07 | More by djmichaelk
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gunpwdr

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

04-02-2013 13:03:30 | More by gunpwdr
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-14-2013 14:16:06 | More by ShanePB
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WeisGuy

New York

3/5  rDev -30.2%

05-11-2014 13:08:45 | More by WeisGuy
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.2%

01-02-2014 00:04:57 | More by BullBearHawk
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myuncle

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.2%

07-20-2013 10:26:26 | More by myuncle
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.2%

10-20-2013 19:51:00 | More by Rekrule
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

01-18-2014 04:25:25 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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HopsintheSack

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

06-25-2013 05:18:30 | More by HopsintheSack
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

09-12-2013 18:34:00 | More by CityofBals
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

06-28-2013 02:47:16 | More by bsuedekum
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Brewsephus

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from tap at Allagash Brewery into tulip glass.

Pours a rich burgundy going into mahogany, with a small white head. Smells of sour cherries, green apple, oak. First flavors that hit your tongue are unripe apple, cooking spices, with a sherry finish. There is a little funk here, light barnyard, hay, biscuit and bread flavor. The finish is harsh. Cloying acetic quality burns the back of your throat. This is not a jaw cramping sour but more of a slow heartburn quality. Vomit flavor? Mouthfeel is fine, its certainly not viscous or vinuous. Carbonation is ok. The tour guide said it best when he described when he would have this beer: "I could drink one glass, with a friend, in front of a fire, while discussing Chomsky."

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 12:42:56 | More by Brewsephus
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-08-2013 17:07:24 | More by chinchill
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Clear with a small white head.

Smell - Fruity and bretty. Caramel. Acidic.

Taste - Light cherry tardiness, but more of a caramel and brett character. Very bretty, really. Acetic tartness builds in the finish. Sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium sourness. Medium heavy body.

Overall - A little disappointing. Just not very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 01:08:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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KevSal

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-13-2014 17:27:26 | More by KevSal
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-16-2013 18:11:52 | More by MenardMa
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-15-2014 03:22:46 | More by -NESTO-
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SilentNature

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-19-2013 06:56:11 | More by SilentNature
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-24-2013 02:26:03 | More by Holland
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AardvarkJohnson

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-17-2013 18:03:53 | More by AardvarkJohnson
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-06-2013 15:30:15 | More by SalMineo
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-30-2013 18:17:06 | More by Mullen2525
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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.