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Allagash Victor Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Victor AleAllagash Victor Ale
BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
485 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#7,576
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
485
pDev:
9.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
97
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of jason_nwx
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 750 ml into a tulip. Smells deliciously yeasty. Tastes like a Trippel with a slight sweet grape taste. Well crafted beer from one of the truest brewers of Belgians beers. Fans of Belgian beers should like this one but not likely to blow anyone's mind.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jancona
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap - wonderful peppery yeast smell. Great yeast flavor with some bready notes. The wine kicks in a bit in the finish though it is subtle. Great with my meal!

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.
Light golden body with effervescent carbonation.
Lightly tart with what seems like just the right amount of white grape flavor and aroma to go with the light malt base.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of running3dogs
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours into a Fässla half-liter mug a translucent deep orange. A massive clotted head disappears fairly quickly, leaving doilies of lace. The beer has a big yeasty aroma that nearly crowds out pilsner malt and grape notes which emerge more fully on the palate. This 2015 slimmed-down version (8.3% ABV) shows surprising quaffability for such a full palate. The red grape tannins provide more of a tart, than bitter, finish. Was expecting more complexity, but I'll drink to Victor's keen sense of balance and finesse.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RobDB
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WontontoIsDrinking
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tastes like wine poured into a beer. A slight bitter finish.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boto
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle: This one pours a hazy Amber color. Minimal head and no lacing. Good nose. Notes of red wine from the grapes. Yeasty and breadiness evident. Some sweet candy sugar and caramel malts. The taste is very good. Some red wine flavors, as well as sweet malts, yeast and candy sugar. Very smooth. I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of addiwilliams
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 485 ratings
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