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Allagash Victoria Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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500 Ratings
Allagash Victoria AleAllagash Victoria Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Victoria Ale was inspired by a visit to Victoria Mansion, in Portland, Maine and the visual references to Bacchus, the god of wine. The brewer's decided to fuse the worlds of beer and wine. Over two hundred pounds of Chardonnay (Vidal Blanc in 2010) grapes were brought in, crushed on site and added directly to the mash. Victoria Ale's aroma is fruity spice, and the taste presents subtle notes of green banana, black pepper, and fresh-crushed mint. With a focus on the subtle, wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew boasts a pale copper color, Belgian yeast influence, and a medium body with a long candied fruit finish with hints of honeydew melon, and, of course, white wine grapes.

Added by hopsaplenty on 04-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,562
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
500
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at a tasting at Julio's. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a nice slightly rocky head that faded quickly and dissappointingly.

S - Smell i snice. Fair amount of vinous qualities on this with some light belgian yeast notes.

T - Taste is very similar to the nose. More of those belgian yeast notes, some nice malt sweetness, and the dry grapey qualities of the wine.

M - Mouthfeel is nice. Crisp, sharp, and try thanks to the chardonnay.

O - Overall, this is a good beer from Allagash just not worth anywhere near the $19.99 price tag for it in MA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle (2010) poured into a tulip. Pale golden color, crystal clear; white head subsides pretty quickly. Good carbonation.

Aroma is clean Belgian yeast and white wine grapes. Taste follows nose: yeast, pale malt, and a slightly sweet acidity from the grapes. Not sure I'd recognize grapes as an ingredient if I hadn't read the label. Very subtle. Crisp, sharp, dry mouthfeel.

Overall this is not a particularly complex or interesting beer, but I imagine it would be a great pairing for poultry or cheese.

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Allagash Victoria Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 500 ratings
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