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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Pawoto, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

trev120, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

redfishlk, Mar 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

BenAdvocate, Mar 16, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -70.9%

redsoxfan73, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ryanov, Mar 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Rickhutch, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

MenardMa, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

soze47, Mar 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

dasani2323, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jrstamp
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled: 12/21/2012
Russian River Tulip

A: Hazy amber/red with a big, two finger white foam head.

S: Very Flanders Red / wine like sweetness on the nose. There is a funkyness that mingles with some cherry sweetness. Smells like its gonna be sweet and tart.

T: Tasted alot like I thought it was going to taste. Alot of Flanders like delicate tartness with a distinct cherry. I feel like this has alot of the same layers a Rodenbach classic has, maybe a little more with a little more time in the bottle. Kinda surprised it is 8.9% abv, not picking up any heat or alcohol flavors.

M: Smelled and tasted like there was alot of leftover sugar but finished pretty dry so thats probably just a perceived sweetness.

O: Really liked what I got out of this, nice Flanders type flavors with a mellow funkyness layered in there. The cherry / wine nose and flavors were great for not having added anything like that. I hope eventually the price comes down, I would definitely we willing to pay $12-14 for a 750ml, but for a 375ml it feels kinda steep.

jrstamp, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

claytong, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

PEIhop, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Mikecap, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

IcemanCometh, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Tschnab, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2013! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler shaker. Poured a golden pale yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, funk, subtle tartness, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, funk, earth, fruit, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really glad to see this one show up at the festival as the reviews I’ve read on this one as it all sounded really good. While this one was solid for the style, it didn’t quite deliver like I would have hoped. Still very nicely done and glad I got the chance to try this one on tap.

thagr81us, Mar 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Jason, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Todd, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

OtisCampbell, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

valdieu2, Mar 06, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from tap at Allagash Brewery into tulip glass.

Pours a rich burgundy going into mahogany, with a small white head. Smells of sour cherries, green apple, oak. First flavors that hit your tongue are unripe apple, cooking spices, with a sherry finish. There is a little funk here, light barnyard, hay, biscuit and bread flavor. The finish is harsh. Cloying acetic quality burns the back of your throat. This is not a jaw cramping sour but more of a slow heartburn quality. Vomit flavor? Mouthfeel is fine, its certainly not viscous or vinuous. Carbonation is ok. The tour guide said it best when he described when he would have this beer: "I could drink one glass, with a friend, in front of a fire, while discussing Chomsky."

Brewsephus, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

chippo33, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

GuyIncognito, Feb 28, 2013
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.