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:
#737
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
761
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A bit pricey at 15$ for a 12oz bottle, but thought I'd give it a try.

A: Pours a murky copper/orange with nice red highlights. A finger and a half of slightly off white soapy head. Not particularly attractive.

S: Wow, is this thing pungent. Sweet fruit notes, tart cherries, some definite delicious funk. Tropical fruit notes are accentuated by the subtle yet present sour notes.

T: The sweet fruits (apple, cherries, pineapple) hit you immediately up front. Some oak towards the mid pallet. The beer finishes with a very nice tartness. This beer would be cloyingly sweet to me if the sourness was not there to balance it out. Nice wine notes present as well.

M: Perfect. Medium with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

O: I wish this beer was cheaper. At almost 9% ABV, this is so drinkable. So refreshing. I could sip on it for a while, or drink it quick on a hot summer day. A really nice beer that wine folks could get into. Love it, glad I have another bottle. Cheers!

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

Bottled 12-21-2012. Picked up a bottle at the brewery tasting room. Served in a snifter, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby-brown coloring with a thin, filmy, off-white surface coat of head. Some very small bubbled carbonation activity throughout the body. Aromas of tart berry and cherry sweetness, with a touch of booze, some woody characteristics, and a sour highlight. Very balanced and robust nose. Flavors are rich and tart cherry on the forward tongue, with a sour tang throughout. Wood character balances more as the beer travels the palate, ending with an almost wine-like feel at the end of each drink. The carbonation and thin body lead to an effervescent feel in mouth, with a crisp, almost bubbly finish. The tartness builds slowly in mouth, with an underlying cherry sweetness. Very fruity and very crisp, with bold notes of sour and tart. Tremendous representation of the style.

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