Allagash FV 13 - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
02-16-2014 16:20:22 | More by Beer-A-Lot
3.99/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
02-06-2014 06:52:32 | More by Stevedore
4.69/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
01-25-2014 20:46:11 | More by Gatch
Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.