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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4301) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear dark gold with a thick off white head. Aroma of bread and banana. Coriander and melon with sweet candi sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeadyDE (570) - Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Draft at 2sp..billed as dry and spicy with hint of clove..vanilla and oak..pale color indeed..slight off taste profile..didn’t enjoy this one as much as victor..glad to try though..not as complex as expected..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
May 2011. Corked and caged bottle. Pours amber color with a large white head. Aromas of spice, butter, sugar and fruit. Slightly sour, but very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Yellow orange in color... Flavor is buttery and oaky... Smooth but not terribly acidic, grape notes.... Very complex and well balanced beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Pours a yellow-golden color with an inch head. Lively aroma of fruity esters and yeast. Lemon, apple, yeast and a bit of spice in the taste. Not bad at all. I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (659) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours a clear golden color with a nice thin head. The aroma is a tad funky with a dry carbonic acid sourness. On the palate the beer is extremely complex. Nice biscuity malt with a leather funk and then Sauternes sweetness on the end. Very cool beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Draft at Memphis. Pours a cloudy gold with thin white head and minimal lacing. Notes of citrus, chardonnay, sweet hay. Medium body with a crisp, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. I liked this better than the Victor version. The white chardonay grapes did not impart quite as strong of a flavor. This is well balanced and great to bring to a dinner party.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Enjoyed on tap as a sampler before the brewery tour at Allagash in Portland, ME. Appearance is light cloudy gold with a thin but frothy white head. Aroma is sweet with white grape aroma, light yeast, fruit, smell is pretty nice. Taste is really good, finish is dry, definite white grape flavor, greatly masks the alcohol content, really enjoying this one. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy aroma with yeasty hints. Fruity malty slightly woody spicy yeasty wine flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty wine finish.

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