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Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

592 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 161
Gots: 197 | 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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kristougher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2014 20:34:54 | More by kristougher
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KevSal

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

04-13-2014 17:27:26 | More by KevSal
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a brown amber color with a one finger off white head that dissipates to sudsy lacing.
S: Sweet cherry, plum, oak, funk.
T: Tart cherry, plum, vinegar, funk.
M: medium body, light puckering, and dry.
O: I would have liked a little more puckering sourness.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 23:07:59 | More by N_Schleret
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-11-2014 04:04:06 | More by eawolff99
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-08-2014 20:51:39 | More by afsdan
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-05-2014 21:07:01 | More by bishopdc0
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lookrider

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2014 19:10:09 | More by lookrider
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.7 fl oz bottle into GM tulip. date bottled: 12/21/14.

A: pours blond out of the bottle, but looks much more ruby in my glass.

S: smells very musty with a heavy dose of sour cherries. smells sour and vinous.

T: sweet and tart. a lot of barny funk and horse blanket flavor. good. sour cherry flavor as well. not too tart in the finish. in fact a little bit grainy and dry.

M: solid carb and pop coming out of the bottle. carb is zesty. medium bodied.

D: really good stuff. wouldn't expect anything less from these guys when it comes to funk. worth it if you can find any at this point. to all my cellar-heads out there, drinks great now and im sure it will hold up great for a few more years.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:32:53 | More by Jimmys
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

03-21-2014 12:57:53 | More by Gotti311
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-20-2014 15:21:29 | More by DustinSWB
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-16-2014 00:39:28 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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sjjn

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-14-2014 15:19:51 | More by sjjn
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Jtrigonis

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2014 00:57:25 | More by Jtrigonis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-10-2014 22:52:06 | More by roostor07
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MastaShonuf

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2014 18:42:23 | More by MastaShonuf
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 07:23:32 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-16-2014 18:46:23 | More by lunarbrew
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/2012. Poured into a teku. Delicious, sour, smooth. It might have been a tad more sour if I drank a few months ago, but I found this delicious anyway. Allagash continues to impress with their higher-end beers, with bold and complex flavors. It smells great and it drink just as satisfyingly. I didn't get the funk that others did--something I noticed with most old ales. Instead, I got an appealing sour and tart taste that is balanced by the right amount of heat. Can't wait to get my hands on this again next year.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 16:20:22 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2014 17:26:18 | More by TriageStat
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volta

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-09-2014 21:21:19 | More by volta
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2014 00:10:18 | More by HollyHops
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, dated 11/29/2012; so about 1.25 years old. I can't remember who sent this to me; I think it was John G. So if that's you, thanks a lot! Poured into a Surly Darkness goblet today, 2/5/2014.

App- Medium-dark brown-amber body, clear with a 1 finger white head with decent retention and a little bit of lacing. Nothing particularly special.

Smell- Tart cherries, sweet dark toffee. Smells acidic, perhaps 4/10 acidity so not a true sour that induces heartburn from just the smell, but its fairly sour. A good whiff of that Allagash funk. But yeah, the cherry tartness comes out well here. A bit of oak wood comes out here too. Complex and interesting.

Flavour- Similar to the nose. Oak, toffee, vinegar, tart cherries, faint funk. The cherries are strong here. This drinks basically like a Flanders red. Fair acidity, 4/10.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied for a sour, great carbonation. Not difficult to drink but easy to sip on. Don't feel the ABV on this despite this being 8.90%!

Overall- Interesting oak-aged sour, but certainly nothing near the best beers that Allagash makes. I'm looking at you, Resurgam. I won't be looking for this one again, but I'm glad to have tried the first beer they made in their foeders. Allagash is the closest you can get to Belgium without going there.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 06:52:32 | More by Stevedore
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-03-2014 17:24:09 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

02-03-2014 04:40:37 | More by rudabegga9
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-31-2014 03:26:48 | More by MarkyMOD
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.