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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Medium orange amber. Light haze, nice white head. Cotton candy and yeast aroma, with a hint of grape, quite likely the power of suggestion. An almost infected flavor of chardonnay grape (I would never have pegged this as a red in a million years), mixed with the same sorts of flavors found in their tripel. As it warmed, the flavors started to come together, and this beer improved considerably. The "infected" notes went away, replaced by a wine note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Name: Victor Ale
Date: August 17, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: cloudy copper, wispy off white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: light tart grap skin aroma with a touch of malt sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of grape skin character bringing some tartness, just a touch of malty sweetness, nice spicyness, light bitterness, winey character comes out upon warming

Name: Victor Ale
Date: June 27, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
picking up a bit more sweetness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2007
750ml bottle. Cloudy orange color with a large head. Spare lacing and no retention. Aroma of spicy/tangy fruit; pear and citrus. Tangy-fruity, orange taste, somewhat vinous. Very good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2007
750ml bottle from RSVP in Portland. Hazy amber-red body with a thin film of off-white head. Smells fruity, peppery, and spicey. Tastes fruity, with grapes and raisin flavors playing a prominent role. Spice, roasty malts, and alcohol warming all play big roles too. Fairly full bodied with less carbonation than expected, but enough to make this beer surprisingly refreshing. A pretty darn good beer, with some good wine qualities too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Appearance: Pours a deep copper body with a lush, creamy-looking white head. Smell: Floral, honey-coated aroma with plenty of yeast, spice, and that ever-present grape character. Taste: Initially, the flavor is quite sweet with a bready, almost cake-like maltiness and, yes, thereís that ever-present grape character, which comes across more as a tart golden raisin flavor. Hops provide a tiny bit of bitterness and a light citrus note. Wraps-up with a semi-sweet, vinous finish that exhibits a fair amount of alcohol. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: Allgash is one of those breweries well-known for always cooking up interesting twists and turns to implement into their brewing. Some of these ideas pay off in beer drinking gold and others, well, they just remain as cute concepts. For me, this is one of the latter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Sweet malt and grape aroma and spices. Slightly cloudy light yellow color. Thin off white head. Low head retention. Sweet malt taste, grape. Slight alcoholic taste. Medium light body An interesting Belgian Specialty Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a transparent amber orange with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh red grapes and toasty pale malt. Body starts with some light fruity sweetness and pale malt with a touch of earthy grain and grapes toward an earthy doughy finish. A pretty decent brew, but could use a little more body and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Aroma is honey, grapes, and some malt. Flavor is malty, honey, and grapes with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
A very fine amount of carbonation rising to the top with a thick patch of white foam is how I would give a description. I would also add the obvious dirty straw blonde color as note worthy to its physical qualities. Aroma is a nice blend of different scents such as wood, grapes and mild hops detected. This flavor, however, is completely full of luscious sweet yet slightly sour grapes freshly picked off the vine. I have had previous beers where I had noticed grape flavor characteristics but this ale hits it right on the bullís-eye. Its so strong of grape that its hard to find and determine what else is there. I know some light touches of oak wood become apparent and really dry my mouth out, but also there might possibly be some hints of apple and unknown dashes of spice. Maybe itís the yeast playing tricks on my taste buds but none the less interesting. Such a subtle and refined drink itís as though Iím indulging myself into a fine wine. The price was more expensive than Iím used to paying for a 750 ml bottle, but the quality of the contents match its worth. A brilliant and excellent job and cheers to the brew masters behind this wonderful addition to the Allagash catalog.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Hazy reddish golden amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grapes, sugar, raisins, yeast, and some interesting coffee-like notes. Bright sugary palate. Tastes of grapes, candy, some spice notes, and a long vanilla and alcohol taste to the finish. A really fantastic beer.

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