Allagash Victor Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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483 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
483
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
97
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 483 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good BSPA. Pours a bright mostly clear amber/orange color with a big bubbly white head. Head retention is good and there is a filmy lacing on the sides of my Chimay goblet. Aroma is light fruit (grapes) and Belgian yeast. Taste is good. Not a classic BSPA by any means but still tasty, sweet and tart at the same time with some Belgian yeast and sweet fruity (grape) flavor. Mouthfeel is rich with some tartness and sweetness, and very little alcohol presence. A bit pricey at $17.99 but worth trying.

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcG
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer4B
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craft_shannie
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JGam115
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pink tinge and golden color. Bright melon and grapes, lite farmhouse. Easy going pale with fruit forward flavors

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Photo of timotao
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTbrew32
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Color is a amber, orange, red, and copper mixture with a little bit of clearness. Pours a two finger bubby head. Aroma has a lot of bright fruit and a sweet and dry malt. Lots of that dry, bright fruity taste upfront which transitions to a slightly tart/dry cracker finish. Lots of carbonation in this and medium in body. Overall, if the price tag of $20 bucks wasn't so ridiculous I'd definitely get this again. Nice fruity red grape flavors balanced by a dry and slighty tart finish. Definitely worth a try even for those who don't like fruitier beer since its so balanced.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of EFR94
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

On tap at Cask and Vine while enjoying the company of Todd the Hoople.
Lightly hazy deep straw with hints of purple. Fruity earthy spicy aromas and flavor with a bit of a jelly or jam edge to it. Interesting brew a bit outside of the box, not something I'd have often but glad I got to try it.

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Photo of camartin27
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of srgj88
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of blabaer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bgfresh
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rjvanston
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Allagash Victor Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 483 ratings.
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