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style
RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Similar to Victoria, but red grapes (Chancellor) were used in place of white.

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3.8
GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey shared by solidfunk, thanks Josh! Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, spices, floral notes. Tastes of herbs, spices, citrus fruit and rind. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.4
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Good but rather light on the overall palate. Not anywhere near some of allagash’s better stuff, but still decent. Pours hazy amber with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Some floral yeast. Tap at Churchkey.

3.4
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle at home with my dad. 2009 Vintage. Pour is murky orange with a small tan head and decent lacing. Bready, tangy, caramel, lightly husky, phenolic, orange peel, and grapey aroma. Taste is white grapes, light oak, tangy, pepper, slightly oxidized, phenols, banana, and caramel with a tangy finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. OK.

3.7
conway (2210) - - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber with a big white head. Aroma musty wheat and yeast. Taste has a prominent cherry/red grape note and light clove. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
devman171 (1223) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2014
draft at Lures pours hazy yellow. Aroma is light sweet grapes and biscuit. Taste is light tart and grapes. tasty

3.8
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Julian’s, Providence. Pours a medium amber, decent amount of white head. Aroma citrus, Brett, very crisp. Body medium lively, a hint of bite from ABV, lingering sweetness, grassy/vinous on the finish.

3.7
bp (923) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle: pours dark orange brown with a foamy white head, sweet and yeasty aroma, taste is malty with a touch of sweetness and a dry finish

3.6
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of grapes, spicy yeast, light malts, hints of tartness, and light grains and doughiness. Flavor the same with a lot of grapes. Average texture. Cool but a little too wine-like for me.

3.8
WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Nick. Pours reddish gold with an off white head. Aroma is fruity, brett, oak. Flavor follows nose, the wheat and banana are subdues in his one, with dried red fruits, tannins in the finish.

3.6
JBPortland (1647) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On draught at King’s Head, pours semi-clear rusty amber with 2 finger foamy head. Nose is spicy Allagash yeast, bread, clove, biscuit, fruit. Taste is yeast driven, spicy fruit, banana, biscuit, bread. Finish is yeasty spice, subtle touches of vinous grape linger.


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