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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

614 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 159
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

bccocx, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Axnjxn, Jul 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Jho3325, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

KAF, Jul 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Roze, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

huysmans, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bcp5296d, Jun 20, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I drink a sour, I don't usually expect to smell/taste vanilla. But this thing delivers it in spades, amidst a rich sour profile of apple cider vinegar and lemons. A true shame it is now retired. It is perhaps my favourite beer from Allagash (even having tried Coolship Red), and easily one of the the best sours I've had to date.

Bottled in 2012.

WantonFaun, Jun 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

kkdowning, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

gr8zehaman, Jun 12, 2014
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KevinGordon, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

crobinso, Jun 10, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear brown-amber with small head. Aroma is very oaky, cherries and caramel malts. Alcohol is not very perceptible for such a high abv sour, but the strong malt base is certainly distinctive. I’m not surprised about the long oak-aging period as the taste is incredibly woody. Other flavors are coherent with aroma (cherries, caramel) with a decent tart finish.

jbaker67, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

RuckusDu, Jun 08, 2014
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EricDu, Jun 07, 2014
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ColForbinBC, Jun 06, 2014
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my_knew_craft, Jun 06, 2014
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fthegiants, Jun 04, 2014
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warnerry, Jun 02, 2014
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FeDUBBELFIST, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Phobicsquirrel, May 23, 2014
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.