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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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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-05-2013 13:37:35 | More by InspectorBob
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wattershed

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-05-2013 03:35:02 | More by wattershed
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear rusty orange body with and an active and whispy white head that leaves just a surface coating.

Storing aromas of cherry, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. It smells acidic but with some sweet notes.

It has a reply nice balance of fruity sweetness and tart. Dark cherries, oak, vinegar.

Mouthfeel is light with prickly carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.

This packed enormous aroma and flavor in a light body. The play In the sweet and sour gives it a nice layer of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 00:18:02 | More by Vonerichs
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-04-2013 20:19:30 | More by orangesol
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BradStokley

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2013 19:14:00 | More by BradStokley
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Hugonaut13 for this one!

Dark copper body with loads of beading and a thick milky off-white head. Great lace.

Tremendous, vinous nose... red grape, the booze bill catches me off guard.

A creamy sense of tartness, sour grains... surprisingly wet on the palate. Extremely palatable with bits of astringent oak. Reminiscent of Supplication in some ways - strong red wine flavors that compliment a subtly tart flavor profile.

This is the real deal.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 03:39:42 | More by yamar68
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-03-2013 23:17:27 | More by millerbuffoon
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 23:12:37 | More by erialbill
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

06-03-2013 16:32:43 | More by Phillyz
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BeerTheater

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-02-2013 15:03:55 | More by BeerTheater
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-01-2013 03:22:04 | More by mjohnson17
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle served in my Allagash chalice at 55 degrees. Pours a dull copper with just the slightest haze. Head is 3/4's of an inch, bright white and rocky. As it dissipates into a soapy slick, delicate, textured, concentric bands of lacing are revealed. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution and also adhering to the walls of the glass. What a great nose on this beer - tannic, tart, some vinegary notes, all reminiscent of a flanders red or oud bruin. I also get a suggestion of cherry Sucrets. Taste follows nose; however, there's a slightly medicinal quality to the flavor profile and some vanilla notes come out as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Carbonation is minimal, but the acidity gives quite a bit of character. There's also a trace of creaminess to the texture and the finish is quite dry. Overall, more of a Flanders Red/Oud Bruin in style than what I have come to associate with an American Wild. Enjoyable, but for the price point, I'd go with a Rodenbach Grand Cru.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 01:59:20 | More by Jwale73
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-30-2013 14:41:46 | More by Brewsed
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n2185

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a hazy copper with half a finger of white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: lots of sour and funky notes dominate. Sour and tart cherries, must, oak, red wine, barnyard, and sweet Belgian yeast underneath.

T: similar to the aroma, thereis a wonderful mix of sour and tart fruit, acetic vinegar, musty and funky flavors, barnyard, oak and red wine, etc. There's a lot going on and if makes for a delightfully delicious beer.

M: medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer just avoids being watery.

O: a good sour overall. A little undercarbonated, but smells and tastes great.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 21:48:13 | More by n2185
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metter98

New York

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is hazy amber-brown in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of sourness are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is rather sour, but the sour flavors doesn't quite have the intensity that is exhibited in the sour aromas.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be a very pleasant drinking wild ale as it wasn't too sour. I would have no problem drinking more than one of these in a sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 12:31:51 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2013 00:02:32 | More by smithj4
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 23:32:31 | More by CarolinaKevin
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throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-27-2013 21:39:07 | More by throwback
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2013 03:27:48 | More by marine1975
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 18:50:42 | More by jampics2
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SpectralAbyss

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 01:20:29 | More by SpectralAbyss
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2013 21:48:07 | More by Photekut
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Tidesox28

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-25-2013 17:48:57 | More by Tidesox28
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infi

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

05-25-2013 16:23:57 | More by infi
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-25-2013 03:44:12 | More by GimmeGumballHead
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.