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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of apricot skin and Sauvignon Blanc must. Bright stone fruit with slight tanins. Finishes nice and dry. Delicious, it's got a hint of grapes but the light characteristics of a Belgian pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1329) - - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and fresh baked bread. Taste adds clove, citrus and some white grape. Soft mouthfeel and light carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Julian’s, Providence. Pours a clear straw color, decent amount of head. Aroma citrus/grapes, crisp Brett funk. Body fluffy yet boozy, slightly tart, lingering arch bitterness, maybe honeydew melon sweetness. Interesting enough but not particularly my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have white grapes, some tart character, grape skins, yeast, sweeter bready malts, light wood, good mouthfeel, another solid offering from Allagash.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (709) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a bright golden color with a bit of head. Noticeable grape though a little unbalanced against the hops. Some honey flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (553) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Nick. Pours orange gold with a white head. Aroma is earthy, bubblegum. Flavor is wheaty, banana, some pepper, a touch of bubblegum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5669) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle 750ML, deeper golden pour, medium to fuller mouthfeel. Fruity, some bubblegum notes. Lighter white wine notes. Very drinkable, good flavor. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr (148) - 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 (7020) - 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 (1886) - 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


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