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.
Brewer: Allagash Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Alcohol Content: 9%