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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To create Victoria Ale, the brewers drew on references to Bucchus, the Thracian god of wine, in the history and artwork of the Victoria Mansion as inspiration for this new beer. One hundred pounds of chardonnay grapes were brought in, crushed on site and added directly to the mash. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the grapes, the 9.0% ABV brew boasts a pale copper color, Belgian yeast influence and a medium body with a long finish.

For every bottle of Victoria Ale sold, Allagash Brewing Co. will donate $1 to the restoration of this historic building.

We bottled it in February of '06. 451 cases (6 bottles in each case) were bottled.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours hazy golden yellow with a fluffy belgian lace head. Aroma has traces of white grape and belgian candi sugar. A light belgian strong ale flows over your tongue with grape tannins and a strong flavor of chardonnay grapes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9182) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft. Golden mildly hazed pout. Really refreshing beer, slightly tart and vinous? Effervescent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft at the growler nyc . Pours a hazy orange light color. Taste is sweet and slightly sour. Interesting but very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2567) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Sweet Grapes, Mild Belgian Sugar Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Belgian Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Mild Dry White Grape Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Drying

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2012 750ml bottle pours a straw yellow with an off white head. Slight grape yeast and buttery taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Slightly hazy light copper pour, white head. Nose is really nice - melon and grape abound. Taste is odd, lots of fruit esters build towards a grape heavy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2013 bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Pours a translucent gold with a big white froth of foam. Good retention and lots of webby lacing. The aroma is grassy, musty, and herbal. It actually reminds me of a pilsener. Odd. Taste is sweet and grainy. I get notes of vanilla, white grape skins. Bigger bodied with a softly spritzy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redbarenej (10) - - NOV 7, 2013
Light clear amber color. Grainy smell with a hint of grape. Taste was very bready with a bit of grape balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Vintage 2009
From notes. Tasted at a tasting at Curtis’s old house, probably around early 2012, from a corked and caged 750mL bottle that I bought at Lush long ago. Pours hazy deep golden with a thick white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is sweet caramel and grape juice with just a touch of bitterness and some spicy yeast. The flavor is lighter on the sweetness but the same otherwise. The body is full with average but stinging carbonation and a long grape juice and Belgian yeast finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Fun play on a white wine and beer mix. Good woody tones from the grapes. I didn’t enjoy this as much as the Red.


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