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Allagash 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:
#729
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
760
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 119
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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a 3 Fonteinen Wine glass
Bottled: 10/27/2012

A- Poured a very attractive mahogany color, dark copper brown/orange very nice color, 2-3 fingers worth of white egg shell colored head, dissipates really slowly. Lots of carbonation, bubbles coming off of the bottom.
S- The aroma is complex, tart, nice funk upfront, but rather balanced, hints of cherries, and red grape skin, nice nutty malt notes in the backend.
T- Taste sour grape, tart, dark fruits, cherries, plums, oak comes out, red wine, nutty, nice funkiness in this one.
M- Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, crisp finish, nice bite to every sip, alcohol is no where to be seen for being 8.9%.
O- Really enjoyed this one. Had it at the brewery on tap and loved it, and I'm happy to say its just as good from the bottle. Glad i have 3 more, look forward to aging this one and trying it again further down the road.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft in an large Allagash challice

A: Slightly orange, auburn, a little lacing, quickly dissipating head. not translucent but not completely opaque

S: lots of oak here, and a little bit of funk that's not totally pleasant. otherwise, yeast, sour fruits, lemon, vanilla

T: everything great about the smell and almost no funk makes it to the palate.

M: exactly what you want from this beer. crispness, sweetness, but not cloying. dry finish

O: excellent sour from a great brewer. Not easy to find, so consider trading for it.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.57/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A- amber, translucent, fizzy, not much head to speak of but but a thin white lacing around the glass.
S- vinegar, cherries, oak, plums
T- tart, yeasty, funk, earthy, wet tobacco, banana
M- pleasantly carbonated, smooth, rolls on the palate, sourness towards the finish
O- a bit disappointed with this beer, it has some pleasant aroma as it warms however some unfavorable yeasty bready characteristics that impair the flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

375ml, dated 11/29/2012, poured into an Allagash Coolship tumbler.

The beer pours a rich caramel color, medium amber, with slight orange hue that is very clear, with a handful bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A thick, soapy, off white head rises out of the glass, nearly 2 fingers high that has very, very good retention and leaves some sticky lace behind. The aroma is of light funk, tart cherry, soft oak, brown sugar and rich malted grain. It's not an overly complex aroma, but very nicely balanced and surprisingly malty, but not over the top, the sweetness and tartness play nicely together. The flavors are very similar, rich grain, tart cherry with a nice amount oak that brings out some caramel and brown sugar with some soft and light funk at the end. The mouthfeel is nice, lots of carbonation, but it reads very smoothly, coats the mouth well and finishes softly with a creamy touch and lightly dry sensation.

Verdict: A very nice Wild Ale from Allagash. Yet another success in their line of sour and wild ales, and one of the more peculiar wild ales I've tried to date with the malt character. Definitely worth trying.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 760 ratings
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