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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with wild yeast and bacteria. Fermented and aged 4 years ins a single oak foudre.

FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience. The finished beer is copper in color, with an aroma of cherries and caramel. The flavor is a blend of sweet and tart, with notes of fruit and caramelized sugar. The full mouthfeel gives way to a tart, mouth drying finish.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
On tap at Churchkey earlier this evening. Served in a snifter. Pours a reddish-brown color with a thin off-white head that quickly falls down and away into a collar. The nose carries really nice notes of cherry, oak, and light vanilla alongside a touch of sherry-like oxidized malt. Very similar to a high quality Flanders Red. Especially as it warms, theres some backing red wine character, especially through to the flavor. Flavor has all of the components of the nose, and is even more well integrated with the addition of a great acidity level. Mostly lactic with just the right touch of acetic carrying through the finish to offset the mild creaminess and vanilla character of the wood. Vinous through the back end and carrying to the finish. Medium body and fairly-light carbonation. Expertly done. One of the best Flanders-style beers that Ive ever had, especially considering that its from the U.S.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (24708) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody aroma. Fruity malty woody sour funky citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody citrus finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (910) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle: pours golden amber with a white head, funky and tart aroma, taste is very tart but still manages to not be overwhelming, finishes a little fruity and a touch dry.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2410) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle, thanks John! ours golden wth no head or lacing. Nose is tart cherries, some vinegar. Flavours of sour cherries, vinegar, some caramel. Taste medium/big tart, light sweet. Medium acidic body low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6050) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and wood. Taste is cherries, berries, funk, and oak. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (2298) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Aromas of lime, tangerine, floral, subtle oak, earthy, herbaceous. Cloudy light orange with a mostly lasting white head. Sour, tangy, lime, tangerine rind, some barnyard funk. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (360) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark orange with a white head. Aromas of yeast, light berries, caramel malt. Taste opens up once it has warmed up a bit; a light to moderate sweetness becomes more prominent. Light to moderately tart. Drying finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4429) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 17, 2016
375ml bottle, maltage 2012. Hazy amber color with a small effervescent head. The aroma has lots of caramel, sugar plum, cherries, and funk. The flavor has a hint of sweetness that yields too funky tartness. Cidery, with some sherry. Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3892) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2016 Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 11/8/2012, savoured on October 4 2016; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, minuscule half-ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: acidity, malt, fruity, cherry, caramel, slight musk, slight balsamic vinegar, slight fig; mouth: acidity, malt, fruity, light sourness, cherry, caramel, light musk, light balsamic vinegar, slight fig, finale in malt with presence of cherry, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, vinous and palateful texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 375 ml, embouteille le 11/8/2012, change avec Adam Conway, savoure le 4 octobre 2016; il : cuivre, limpide, pas deffervescence, minuscule demi-anneau de mousse beige, trs lgre dentelle; nez : acidit, malt, fruit, cerise, caramel, trs lger musc, trs lger vinaigre balsamique, trs lger figue; bouche : acidit, malt, fruit, lgre aigreur, cerise, caramel, lger musc, lger vinaigre balsamique, trs lger figue, finale en malt avec prsence de cerise, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, lgrement sucre, texture vineuse et moelleuse; en rsum : bien

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6071) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2016
375 ml bottle from the brewery. Listed at 8.8% ABV, not 8.9% on my bottle. Pours a rusty copper color with a fizzy beige head. Tart, sour aroma of dark fruit, oak, vinegar, molasses, caramel, and wine. Taste is heavy sour/vinegar and vinous/oak as well. A hint of caramel and molasses sweetness come in too, but is muted in comparison. This is quite sour. Full bodied, fizzy mouthfeel. Long, tart close. Another good one from Allagash, and another one that wants me to have heartburn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (4020) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with soft white head foam that reduced to a thin ring & light film, and spotty lacing. The nose was funk and tartness, with notes of apple and citrus. Light to medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was dry, tart, cider-like, with some berry to accompany the citrus, followed by a bit of tannic astringency. Continued the pleasant dryness into the finish. Complexity+


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