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
Ratings:
749
Reviews:
118
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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163
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Attempted to decant into a tulip glass, though there is a little bit of suspended sediment, and a hazy clarity to the beer. Deep reddish brown, frothy light tan foam that billows initially and remains for a good while. Strong lasting surface coverage, impressive for a beer that's been in a barrel for 4 years.

Aroma is fruity with an acidic undercurrent, cranberry, cherry skins, and musty wet wood.

Baked apples, tart wild raspberries, round and smooth with a hint of cherry. Super dry and tannic woody oak aftertaste, more so than it's traditional Flemish counterparts. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, a little numbing spiciness, and moderately sour, though there's a tiny amount of sweetness buried inside. Really amazing this came straight from one foudre unblended.

Firmly rooted in the traditions of the East Flanders region, based in Oudenaarde, Zottegem, and Bellegem-Kortrijk, it gets top marks as an Oud Bruin.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour has hues of orange through a ruby color and a bubbly off white head. The nose is pretty nice, oak and vanilla play off of a strong cherry and fairly powerful dusty presence. Taste is a touch less bright and bit too sweet. The oak is played down, cherry pie is the center piece. Faintly dusty and moderately sour. Acidity is low in back, average carbonation an slightly dry. Body is a touch syrupy and rather full. It's solid, nothing great but decent American sour.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Allagash FV13 –
Poured into my Duvel Tulip. Bottled on 11/29/2012, drank on 7/7/2013
A: Reddish Brown appearance with a large head that takes a while to dissipate and nice lacing. Lots of floating sediment in the glass.
S: Sour mush and cherries. Minor oak notes.
T: Lots of carbonation gives way to a tart sour flavor that ends with a combination of sour fruit and oak.
M: More of a mild sour note that develops and then quickly ends.
O: Good tasting but overly carbonated.

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Allagash FV 13 from Allagash Brewing Company
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