Allagash FV 13 | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash FV 13Allagash FV 13
BA SCORE
95.4%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 755 ratings
Allagash FV 13Allagash FV 13
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#724
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
755
Liked:
720
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
9.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
218
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 755 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of sitarist
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First of three corked & caged beers from Brez.

Pours a hazy, honey golden color. A fat fingers worth of white head falls to a ring that leaves behind a few spots of lacing. 4.0

It has a fantastic, complex aroma. Lots of tart fruits, a nice funkiness, leather, apple, wet wood, hints of vanilla, and toffee. I could leave my nose here forever, but I wish to taste her forbidden fruit. 5.0

Funk Yeah! Its' awesomeness spills over to the flavor. Apples, lemons, hard cider, salt, oak, vanilla, toffee, and a nice funky finish. Its' funky tartness is bordering on insanity. 5.0

Medium body, with an ample amount of light prickly carbonation, effervescent... Smooth like Velvet Jones. Very pleasant mouthfeel for a beer this tart. 5.0

A true masterpiece... It is amazing how well its' aroma, taste, and feel fit together. This one is going on my perpetual wants list!

I am guessing its an oak aged sour by Allagash.
And the reveal is... FV13 by Allagash.

Thanks Brez, this is the shit.

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Photo of smcnulty1981
4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: slightly hazy amber color lots of carbonation streaming up the glass1 finger of an off white very light brown head that goes away after a few moments with a good ammount of lacing

S: very complex lots of funk light oaked with some red wine notes may be from the sherry yeast no alcohol on the nose

T: very tart followed by spicy red wine characters with a touch of vanilla and oak no alcohol on the taste

M: highly carbonated with a very dry finish

O: great beer very complex lots of different flavors well done multiple yeast strains and the oak aging contribute to a great sour ale

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4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Big pop off the cork when opening.

A very sudsy and foamy head, with lots of snapping carbonation coming off the pour, and a nice faint tan color. Head falls quite fast, but settles to a thin fairly tall collar and simple puck. Body is a real nice copper red slightly cloudy with lots of vertical carbonation. While settling the beer even had a whirlpool like effect in the middle, with a giant hurricane in the middle and a faint ring outside for the collar. Very nice looking brew.

Even off the pour the funk is all over this one. Lots of funky pepper yeast aromas. Hints of cherry/raspberry red like fruit and sweet malts mixing in. There's a sense of density to this. Some sweet oaky wood comes out a bit too this is very nice and balanced also. It smells great.

Palate is a big surprise. This is wonderfuly tart and full of giant hits of lemon and grapefruit rind. Dried out lemon zest and wonderful bitterness. A great mix of malt sweetness balances it out with large funky brett and pepper. Pepper and lemon is all over this beer, with a lively carbonation and oak density. There is a lot of depth, but also a light character with only a hint of barrel feel hinting out, the tradeoff is that it is very juicy.

Overall though this is just a fantastic beer to be drinking, it's like a bretty Rodenbach filled with wonderful bittern lemon and grapefruit. Fantastic stuff.

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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.4% out of 100 with 755 ratings
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