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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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624 Ratings

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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 159
Gots: 197 | FT: 24
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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Photo of kevanb
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml, dated 11/29/2012, poured into an Allagash Coolship tumbler.

The beer pours a rich caramel color, medium amber, with slight orange hue that is very clear, with a handful bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A thick, soapy, off white head rises out of the glass, nearly 2 fingers high that has very, very good retention and leaves some sticky lace behind. The aroma is of light funk, tart cherry, soft oak, brown sugar and rich malted grain. It's not an overly complex aroma, but very nicely balanced and surprisingly malty, but not over the top, the sweetness and tartness play nicely together. The flavors are very similar, rich grain, tart cherry with a nice amount oak that brings out some caramel and brown sugar with some soft and light funk at the end. The mouthfeel is nice, lots of carbonation, but it reads very smoothly, coats the mouth well and finishes softly with a creamy touch and lightly dry sensation.

Verdict: A very nice Wild Ale from Allagash. Yet another success in their line of sour and wild ales, and one of the more peculiar wild ales I've tried to date with the malt character. Definitely worth trying.

kevanb, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Dirtinabottle, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

moonknight31, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

IndyDad, Sep 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

hopswap1, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JMUbrewz, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jim_carignan, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

T-RO, Sep 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

schmidtmattsays, Sep 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

PHBoiler, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of wesside89
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

wesside89, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of greenmtn1111
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/29/2012. Poured in to a tulip style glass.

Hazy orange amber in color with a medium sized off-white colored head. This has a sweet and super funky smell to it. Oak, banana, overripe berries, musty damp forest. The taste is nicely tart with a light fruitiness – strawberry and raspberry, followed by funkiness and more sour notes. There’s a slight buttery flavor as well, but very faint. Finishing with a pleasant oaky dryness, this beer hits all the right spots. There’s a lot of alcohol at nearly 9% but it’s very well hidden and it drinks wonderfully. The carbonation level is quite good. There’s not much lacing on the glass but the head is retained very well as I drink. This is the first sour I’ve had from Allagash and it does not disappoint.

greenmtn1111, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ChrisL24481, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

scotv, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

maxk, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Sonofalime, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

QuentinCall, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

infuturity83, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

csrbv, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

rab53, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

metalgdog, Sep 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

jkermitj, Aug 29, 2013
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.