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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

600 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 159
Gots: 194 | FT: 22
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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teromous

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

A: Slightly hazy but mostly transparent dark tea-colored body. A short white head fades down to a sliver. Patchwork of lacing.

S: Sour smelling grapes, tree bark, a little bit of alcohol comes through, and a funky musky scent.

T: It starts out with a sour tart flavor that has a bit of cherry and grape-like flavors. It fades out quickly and there is an earthy quality that starts to take over. It seems like I get a bit of hop flavor in there as well. At the end it has a bit of smoky or charcoal quality that is very faint. Some caramel sweetness in the end that counterbalances the sourness. Some musky flavor at the end.

M: The mouthfeel starts off with a puckering sensation, but it trails off very quickly to a mellow presence. It's very pleasant to drink because it doesn't stay tart through the whole sip. It is lightly carbonated, and has a medium mouthfeel.

O: Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I would recommend it and would buy it again. I think that everything I have to say was said before. I really don't have any negatives for the beer. It is a very impressive beer.

04-28-2013 02:55:16 | More by teromous
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 21:23:57 | More by DruRho
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sgoro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 03:56:31 | More by sgoro
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2013 21:31:48 | More by nmann08
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2013 02:20:54 | More by phishbfm
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

04-25-2013 22:51:55 | More by BARFLYB
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-24-2013 23:27:15 | More by e30todamax
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

04-24-2013 19:11:07 | More by Beerontwowheels
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-23-2013 02:28:38 | More by Rainblows
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vissai

California

4/5  rDev -7%

04-22-2013 23:07:26 | More by vissai
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7%

04-22-2013 16:11:29 | More by Drtfinelli
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Retsinis

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2013 03:26:44 | More by Retsinis
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-22-2013 00:30:34 | More by VAbdoyan
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2013 20:10:06 | More by deapokid
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2013 02:57:40 | More by oglmcdgl
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 22:18:48 | More by rondufresne
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-20-2013 20:05:12 | More by ms11781
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2013 20:00:47 | More by ubufan2112
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miadw3

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-20-2013 07:59:22 | More by miadw3
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

04-20-2013 04:27:23 | More by djrn2
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wethorseblanket

California

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing last weekend. 375ml corked and caged.

A: Pours a hazy light orangish-copper with a thin white head which fades quickly to the rim leaving just a few spots.

N: Tannic and basalmic sting with vinous and cherry fruit notes.

T: Prickly sour and tart with some funk and tannins and a mixture of fruits including grapes and cherries.

M: Medium body and light carbonation. Oaky and tart finish.

O: Would like to have more. Enjoyed the barrel aging here.

04-20-2013 03:27:05 | More by wethorseblanket
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2013 02:39:04 | More by splendidsplinter
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2013 02:11:50 | More by MaseFace
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2013 02:07:29 | More by HopsMatt
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oline73

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

The beer pours a cloudy dark reddish amber color with a finger of fluffy off white head. The head sticks around quite nicely. The smell is quite sour and funky with a nice fruity sweet note to it. The taste isn't as intensely sour as I expected from the smell. I'm getting an herbal funk along with a mild oaky note. The taste has a touch of herbal sweetness to it along with a very tart finish. The carbonation is very smooth with small bubbles. The finish isn't as dry as I thought it would be.

04-19-2013 00:49:09 | More by oline73
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.