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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007
CBF07 sample from 75 cL bottle. Pours orange to light brown. Aroma is sweet malt and vague notes of hops. Flavour is sweet, grapes and soft malty with tart floral bitterness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Bottled. A hazy orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet spicy - especially coriander, and wheaty. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and spices again coriander being most dominant.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Rastacouere. Hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Subdued aromas of fruit and yeast. Medium body with a very high carbonation, yeast and fruit and then nothing much more. Not pleasant. 090507

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16245) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
19th April 2009
Cloudy orange - amber beer. Dry crisp palate. Low carbonation. Not sure what this beer wants to be! Mild malt with an underlying spice, a little orange citrus and somewhere in there is a peep of grape freshness. Okay but was hoping for so much more from this beer!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle at LCRBM3. Cloudy orange/gold, lasting thin white head. Slight sour and hop aroma. Some medicinal character. A golden strong ale with an odd chalky medicine quality to it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle. (thx to papsoe) Unclear, golden body with a nice off-white head. Sugar, fruits and some dried fruits in the aroma. The flavor has some hay and grain, but that doesn’t matter because the sweetness, fruitiness and dried fruits dominates in a lovely blend. Full body and a long, sweet finish with some alcohol. It is maybe a bit on the sweet side, but is a lovely drink. (070510)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Draught@Rattle’N’Hum
Slifgtly hazy orange color, not much head. Fruity, Belgian yeasty aroma (peach and mango). Medium-bodied. Sweetish fruity - mango, apricot, apple - flavor. Oily palate. Hides its alcohol very well. Very American Belgian Strong Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
Hazy dark straw colour. Biscuity, toasty, grapey aroma. Dry, slightly fruity, slightly yeasty. Finish is sort of hot. As with my other grape beer experience, Peconic County, it’s pretty interesting but perhaps the elements don’t come together enough to really excite me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of dried fruit (orange, banana), coriander, chardonnay grapes, and yeast. Flavor of green raisins, yeast, pepper, and some caramel malt.


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