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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Brewed with wild yeast and bacteria. Fermented and aged 4 years ins a single oak foudre.

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. The finished beer is copper in color, with an aroma of cherries and caramel. The flavor is a blend of sweet and tart, with notes of fruit and caramelized sugar. The full mouthfeel gives way to a tart, mouth drying finish.

ApisAles' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap at Max’s in Baltimore. My Favorite of the 6 beer flight I sampled. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was slightly woody, grainy, a bit of crackers all underlying a solid sharp acetic twinge and a great funky sour note. Flavor is a little less nuanced, with the sour twang taking over, but there is a definite underlying hoppiness and graininess that brings this up to another level. Not one note, but you do have to hunt around for the various notes a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (655) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
From a bottle shared at Binny’s Lincoln Park tasting room. Aroma is rich sour and wild. Flavor is midly sour with strong oak notes, but sharp enough to point through them yet sweet enough to not be heavy and overwhelming. As good as a sour can get in my opinion. An outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle 11/82012. Pours murky brown with thin white head. Smell is prune and tart cherry.Taste is cherry, prune and farmhouse funk. Medium body, medium carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (668) - - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Hazy burgundy color, burnt orange at the edges. One finger of dense, long lasting off-white froth. Vinegar, oak, some berries in the nose -- raspberry, strawberry. Also caramel, balsamic and some vanilla. Oak and tart cherry in the front of the flavor, with green apple, oak and vanilla, caramel, toffee, vinegary finish. Nice malt character here. Just a hint of brett funk. Velvety body. Medium, soft on the tongue. Mild tingly carbonation, gentle fizz. Very nice. Lots of acidity, but enough malt character to balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
WIld yeast aroma. Orange body with a ring of white head. Full mouthfeel of tart, with oak secondary flavour. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2060) - - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Hazy ruby with no head. Aroma is vinegar, red wine, strawberry, musty funk and lacto. Taste follows, adds leather and is very acidic without being over the top. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Clean tawny ruby amber with one finger of sandy white head that quickly dissipates. Very nice aroma, vinous with some acetic notes and red fruit. Tart with pie cherry, tannic woody notes with a little alcoholic quality and fruity tones. Light bodied and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1743) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
More of an oud bruin than a typical American wild ale, sweeter with a vinegar character and some sour apple and cherry notes, a bit of dark bitter cocoa. Good but not great, certainly well below what Allagash is capable of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a rich, dark, orange/copper with two finger head. Head dissipates down to maybe 5 mm fairly quickly. Aroma - vinegar, cherry, earthiness, some funk and forest floor. Taste - very earthy and funky - clear brett notes, vinegar, sour apple and cherry, and some sweetness. This really reminds me, on some notes, of Crooked Stave’s offerings in terms of brett-taste. Finish is long and tart and earthy. Carbonation level is appropriate and prickly; mouthfeel is creamy and slightly oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Super sour beer. Puts pucker in the pucker. Nice barrel aging this was a well aged beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5816) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
(375ml bottle) clear copper, fine white bubbles. Nose of rich raisin, mossy cellar floor, caramel, sour and vinegar notes, delicious. Taste of caramel, rich cherry, vinegar, coconut, rich and complex in flavor.

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