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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

603 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 603
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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1.25/5  rDev -70.9%

redsoxfan73, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
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

alaimoa, Apr 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

LSMroz, Mar 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

djmichaelk, May 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

gunpwdr, Apr 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -36%

ShanePB, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

WeisGuy, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

BullBearHawk, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

myuncle, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

Rekrule, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

JeffZeltwanger, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

HopsintheSack, Jun 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

bsuedekum, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Brewsephus
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."

Brewsephus, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

chinchill, May 08, 2013
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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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

KevSal, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

MenardMa, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

SilentNature, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Holland, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

AardvarkJohnson, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

SalMineo, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

fostachild, Aug 13, 2014
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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 603 ratings.