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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.

thenick's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Draft @ EBF. Pours a light red with a pink head. Aroma is largely cherry and brett, though I detected a little bacteria and some grape notes as well. Taste was funky cherry with bacteria, and brett notes, with a grape characteristic at the end. A wine slipperiness dominates the beer throughout, and the barrels added a nice mellowing characteristic to the beer. What a great experiment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 16, 2015
375ml bottle pours dark reddish brown with no real head. Nose and palate have some nice fruity grape, musty farm berry and grain, funk, wet oak, vinous notes, medium tartness, slightly less rounded than some other old Allagashs, nice acididty and dry. Finishes with some earthy grain and wheat cracker, grape, fruit funk, oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a purple rusty color with a touch of haze and a trace of tight white foam. Tons of herbaceous cabernet franc mingles with tart clean funk and layers of barrel complexity. Gripping tannins, grape skins, fleshy grape, dialed in acidity and a basement of funky flavors. This really was drinking AMAZING, focused, complex and so damn dry on the finish !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
375 ml bottle via trade with goryskewych- thanks again, George! Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold with a minimal head. Aroma of oak, lemon, grass, herbs, grapes, dusty funk, and leather. Flavor of apple, grape, spices, herbs, oak, and dry, musty, dusty funk. A little leather, too. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, tart, funky mouthfeel and low, gentle carbonation. Really easy to drink. Excellent sour that is holding up really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Notes from two separate bottles. Hazy deep golden pour. Aroma is oaky, tart white wine with spicy yeast, sour wood, leather, funky must, over ripe nectar fruit. Creamy and supple in the mouth, with a dry acidic finish. Intensely flavored, funky, vinous, and boozy. Loads of leathery, musty funkiness complimented by vinous, spicy richness and creamy vanilla barrel. A dry oaky finish rounds this out nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (3164) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2012
From notes sampled Aug 19 2010 at Eb’s Pours a fairly clear golden amber color with a decent white head that shows some retention. Smells of tart cherries, lemons, caramel, very vinous with a solid dose of tart and funk. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. A solid hit of sour fruits up front, lemons and cherries mostly, and a solid hit of grape skins. A bit of funk with some vanilla and caramel round out the flavor quite nicely. Medium to light body with a spirited level of carbonation and crisp bubbly mouthfeel. I like this beer a lot, too bad its nearly impossible to get again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, berry, tart, wood, aceton notes, barnyard - leather notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, dry, grapes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120720]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Pours clear amber with no head. Malty and bready yeast aroma with some fruity sourness. Malty and fruity flavor with a vinous and herbal sour fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Wooden, fruity, coconut, nice sourish, acid notes, acetone, grapes, wine notes, oak, ok acid, tartness. Nice complexity. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with no head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries with notes of oak. Fruity and light acidic flavour of caramel, acetone and oak with notes of white wine. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citric and light fruity. Smooth fruity, citric and wineous. Smooth and citric into a fruity finish. Dry and oaky too.

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