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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2544) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1185) - USA - SEP 6, 2013
Hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is light grape with a bit of hay. Flavor is lightly fruity and very mildly tart. Effervescent and crisp, flavor is vaguely similar to a white wine but not as sweet. Wife: 4.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Tried side-by-side with Victor and Victor Francenstein. Pours a bright, semi-cloudy gold with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma of white grapes, sweet and bready malts, mild spice, and some farmhouse funk. The flavor hits the same notes, but with more grape and some other fruit, like apricot. Medium-bodied, with soft moderate carbonation and a vinous, malty mouthfeel. Another solid strong Belgian from Allagash. Marginally better than Victor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5279) - 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 (658) - 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 (2554) - 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.

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