FV 13 | Allagash Brewing Company

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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:
#741
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
761
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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163
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Photo of Jmamay22
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully clear copper with a full mousse like head that holds up seemingly forever. Nice fruity esters, a touch of hay, and acid in the nose. The fruit comes forward in the flavor with strong notes of strawberry. A bit of lemon combines with a clean acidity for a nice clean finish. The brett character is there in the nose, but not much in the flavor. Low levels of funk. Medium acidity. Medium light bodied. Very enjoyable if not quite reaching the depth of Geueze, but with some comparable characteristics.

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Photo of Jacob17
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimmyMijal
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaymus
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duffman14
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful copper with lively effervescence. Lime citrus and hint of sweet cedar on the nose, fleeting berry sweetness before grapefruit explosion, moderate vinegar finish

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Photo of CervezaNY
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hemiman
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is barn and apples and vinegar in a glass. Copper colored with a white head. Smells like cow dung, sour milk, straw and apples. The taste is like slightly turned cider with barn and hints of moldy cheese. What a great beer. Another stellar beer from Allagash.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 2016 bottling.

Smells of raspberry jam, grape and vinegar.

Flavors are heavier handed than I expected. Sweet raspberry, grape, apple, lemon, lime, oak and vinegar. Moderate acetic acid burn. Some booze on the finish. Drying oak tannins and bready malt on the finish. Compared to the Belgians, more like a flanders than a lambic.

Excellent mouthfeel. Classic Allagash.

Well made beer but not my favorite style.

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Photo of American_Hawk
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 761 ratings