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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

(view ratings)
Ratings: 592
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 162
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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judkinst

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2014 21:09:45 | More by judkinst
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 11/29/12

A: Burnt sienna to brownish amber in color with a fizzy off white head and a bit of lace and retention.

S: Very funky, yeasty, fruity, earthy. Very inviting and a sign of greatness to come.

T: Soooo mellow. Lots of barrel, earth, wood, some bourbon, tart fruit. So complex yet simply incredible.

M: Unique and funky finish with a greet body. Creamy is the best word to describe it.

O: Another amazing Wild from Allagash! Plenty of time in the bottle smoothed this baby out wonderfully.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 20:46:11 | More by Gatch
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-24-2014 10:21:28 | More by jmsedgwick
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Zach1251

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-21-2014 16:07:07 | More by Zach1251
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

01-18-2014 04:25:25 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-15-2014 03:22:46 | More by -NESTO-
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

01-14-2014 18:03:52 | More by FrankHammer
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-14-2014 13:21:17 | More by MichiganderHB
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2014 02:34:56 | More by NYR_Rob
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2014 18:52:33 | More by scxcrunner
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-06-2014 17:00:14 | More by ThatsThatDude
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-03-2014 16:25:40 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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TheHurtMerchant

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-02-2014 05:37:34 | More by TheHurtMerchant
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-02-2014 03:36:46 | More by yoitsarch
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

3/5  rDev -30.2%

01-02-2014 00:04:57 | More by BullBearHawk
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

01-01-2014 14:51:39 | More by tom10101
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-26-2013 14:46:04 | More by aasher
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-25-2013 02:14:10 | More by CB_Crowe
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-24-2013 01:56:38 | More by Lare453
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2013 16:56:05 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-22-2013 01:06:59 | More by Resuin
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange body. Clear with a small white head.

Smell - Fruity and bretty. Caramel. Acidic.

Taste - Light cherry tardiness, but more of a caramel and brett character. Very bretty, really. Acetic tartness builds in the finish. Sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium sourness. Medium heavy body.

Overall - A little disappointing. Just not very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 01:08:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-14-2013 22:42:56 | More by csustar001
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-13-2013 22:38:05 | More by dcguitar
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours amber with a slight haze to it. The light khaki head dissipates quickly and there's not really any retention or lacing to speak of.

S - Mildly sweet vinegar, oak, mustiness and tartness.

T - Tart cherries, red wine qualities, vinegar, oak and light sweetness throughout.

M - Medium bodied/carbonation. Seems a bit too thick for the style.

O - A fine example here. Taste is always subjective, but this will do.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 23:23:15 | More by cvm4
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.