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Allagash Victor Francenstein

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
2008 Victor aged in a cask w/ bugs and 2009 Cabernet Franc grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Huge thanks to jblauvs for this delectable brew. Cloudy teak colored pour with very minimal head. Nose is extremely vinous with big notes of grape, plum, tart nectarine, and big funky yeast components. Flavor has more excellent sour peach, grape, marmalade, and tart tannic presence. Palate is quite sharp but with really welcomed acidity. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle shared by CaseyK - Red-amber pour with a thin white ring of head. Smells fantastic--funky and lightly malty with smooth oak and red wine. Very nice. Tastes much the same, with a long lightly tart, lightly sweet almost cherry finish. Totally different from Victor, but with the same sort of sweetness. Dries out more on the finish, with lots of oakiness. Smooth, carbonated--very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Aroma has a lot going on. Some sour fruit, grapes, skins, peaches, wood, definitely some funky brett and and odd nutty earthy spice to it. Flavor is sour with a hint of sweetness, maybe from the grapes. A bit tart and has a prickly feeling on the tongue. Pretty tasty overall, great flavor and pretty well balanced between sour and the hint of sweetness and barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to adam for sharing. Hazed amber thin white head. Tart acidic fruit funky dirty nose. Tart earthy dirty funk bitter boozey finish. Decent. 7/3/7/3/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish grape/brown color. No head. Nose/taste of sour grape, barrel, Brett, yeast and funk. Light vinegar notes throughout. Some apple cinnamon notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2011
Courtesy of thirdeye11. Clear amber color/ beige head. Barnyard funk, cherry, wet wood sour bug aromas. Light bodied. Lightly tart cherry, wet wood bug flavors to start, then a vanilla sweetness to finish--good--

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle shared by an insanely generous advocate of beer. Served in a goblet. Pours a nice amber-brown color with a light tan head and a touch of lacing as it went down. The nose is really nice and complex with some great funky notes plus a bit of wood, cherries, sherry, a bit of grape, some lactic character, and a bit of light wine. The taste isnít quite as complex as the nose and brings a good dose of lactic sourness, cherry, and some oak. Also there is a bit of barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is nice with good carbonation plus a nice dryness to accompany the funk and lactic character. Really nice. I canít believe I got to try this one after kicking myself for not getting tickets to the day session of BBF, where I could have sampled this at the Allagash special session. Really nice brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-14-2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Mike at our tasting...Pours a clear light purple, a darker cherry seven up. Light pink head, not much carbonation...The aroma is very grapey, in a good way, they arenít super sweet. Oak balances as well, vinous and yummy...The taste is almost as good, but lacking on a lot of the grapes, more of a vinous oaky ale, still good, just not elite. The finish is peppery oak, distracts me. Much better than I expected, good not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4186) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Traded for this bad boy awhile back and finally cracked the sucker open. 375ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small whitish head and good retention. The aroma is basically grapes and funk, not too much to it but pretty good. Somewhat oaky with slight leather, typical of Allagash wilds. The flavor starts with somewhat sweet caramel malt then finishes with a good tartness, with white grapes and slight vinegar. Slight leather and oak. Medium-bodied with a good acidic mouthfeel and average carbonation. Good compared to other Allagash wild ales, but not a standout in the big scheme of things.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Multiple bottles. This rate comes from one provided by thirdeye11. Pours with a white head over a clear golden body. The aroma is intensely fruity and floral. Funky with strawberries, alcohol, tannic and some acidity. Flavors show high acidity and there is some throat burn. Fruity and alcoholic. Decent carbonation.

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