Allagash Victor Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Victor AleAllagash Victor 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:
The Victor Ale was inspired by its feminine-named predecessor, the Victoria Ale. With chardonnay grapes to make the Victoria Ale unique, our brewers decided to use red grapes for the Victor. Over one hundred pounds of cabernet franc grapes were crushed on site and added directly to the mash. In addition to a generous portion of Pilsner malt, Victor is hopped with Fuggles and Hallertau and fermented with a wine yeast strain. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew maintains a copper color, wine yeast influence and a medium body with a tart and spicy finish.

Added by akorsak on 06-10-2007

BEER STATS
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482
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 Biergotter Tasting, Day 2: Stouts and Belgians. Viggo contributed this one, so thanks eric!

750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled nov 28/08.

pours deep orange, nearly brown, with a touch of haze. a huge fluffy cream coloured head forms, dropping slowly and leaving tons of thick lace behind.

aroma is good. a bit richer and "darker" than victoria. raisin, date, red grape. hints of vanilla. whole wheat bread. bit of fresh citrus too. apricot and tangerine. bit of pineapple.

taste is good. red grape. whole wheat bread. bit of cracker. raisin and date. bit of toffee and caramel, but with only a hint of associated sweetness. light alcohol. not much of the citrus that i got in the aroma.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is great. nice balance. great malty depth. i really enjoyed the grape character too. good stuff.

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I've had this bottle for a while, finally decided to crack it tonight at the urging of the gf. Into the Duvel chalice

A - nice pale golden/amber body with a thick white head which subsided eventually

S - I get a ton of grapes in the nose accompanied by a bit of peppery spice and a good amount of bready malt and yeastiness. Almost like a wine in many ways. Interesting

T - definitely reminds me more of a Belgian pale (Duvel comes to mind) than a strong dark. Very, very good. Some tartness from the grape/fruity flavor along with some bready malt up front which gives way to a very Duvel-esque beer. Some spiciness and yeast round out the mouth. A bit of a dry aftertatse. Very good

M - creamy and carbonated just right. Very enjoyable going down. Again, very dry, taste aftertaste. Almost reminiscent of champagne

D - this is an excellent beer. I'm not sure the style listed is correct, but this is another epic win for Allagash. Different, tasty, and highly recommended. Definitely check this out. Would gladly drink another

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Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 482 ratings.
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