RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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kingaugusta (270) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Instead of the usual review, I am rating this beer based on what it is trying to accomplish and not how much I liked it. I am not into wine and this is definitely leaning hard toward Champagne, but I can appreciate the quality that was put into it. Carry on.

nimbleprop (8378) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
On tap at Ironhorse pours a dark gold with some creamy, white head. Nose of candy, white grape and melon, some stone fruit too. Flavor follows, under ripe canteloupe, white grape, candy, some yeast, light grist. Full bodied, creamy finish.

chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2015
On tap. Light golden body with effervescent carbonation. Lightly tart with what seems like just the right amount of white grape flavor and aroma to go with the light malt base. Note to self: I want revisit this beer.

GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, stone fruit, herbs and spice. Tastes of citrus, stone fruit, herbs, spice, light wine. Medium body with a dry finish.

MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Nice fruity citrus Belgian hop scent. Blonde unfiltered pour. Nice head. Banana pineapple orange coriander hop flavor. Very good! Cheers!

Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Motel room, Red Roof Inn, Akron, OH
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, white wine, dried fruits and hint of citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, slightly dry, fruity, yeasty and vinous finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

drpimento (3634) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2015
I think the best thing about this beer is its appearance- a huge thick, foamy, off-white, slow to settle head with lots of lace and a very clear golden color. Aroma is malt, grain, yeast. Flavor is very mild, understated, malty, slightly metallic, yeast, a bit of carbonic tart, fairly dry. Texture is light, soft. This is a very low-key Belgian Style Strong.

johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at Cask and Vine while enjoying the company of Todd the Hoople. Lightly hazy deep straw with hints of wine yellow if that makes any sense. Fruity earthy spicy aromas and flavor. Interesting brew a bit outside of the box. I enjoyed this more than its counterpart.

katrinaez (2014) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Note that it is better to have wIth salty foods than with sweet/chocolate foods. You can taste the grapes as it has a sIght raisin oaked barrel taste. Not a hearted beer, rather heavy but easy enough to finish a 750ml alone in 2 hours! Bottle

symmetric (71) - - OCT 11, 2014
Yeasty, slightly phenolic nose, hint of apple underneath. Cloudy opaque gold color with a fine white frothy head. Slightly syrupy body, grapey and grassy taste with an astringent bitter finish.

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