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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Keg at The Answer Brewpub. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pale malt, tart grapes, scuppernongs, citrus, yeast. The taste is grapes, yeast, citrus, apricot, marzipan,. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering yeast.

3.2
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Keg @ The Answer. Light gold with a small head. Belgian yeast, pear and apple juice. Similar flavor. Somewhat boozy. Sweet grain and honey. Hot apples. Sugar. Full body, oily.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12030) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Nice mix of honey and white grape sweetness, and light funk (though more pronounced than Victor). A rare blend of refresher and contemplative sipper. Very nice."

4.3
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Is there anything better than the Allagash reserves? Just opened a caged and corked 750ml bottle from 2011. Pours a gentle yellow with a thick consistent cloud. Strong ale taste that draws you into the whole bottle. Just another wonderful offering from the great brewers in Portland, Maine. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a vibrant glowing peach-golden color with a large soapy-foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet golden fruits, wood, must and bubblegum. The flavor was very tangy with bread dough,m ust, wood, bubblegum, strong golden fruits and sugar. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.

3.8
solidfunk (8941) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Very understated beer. Pours cloudy blonde with great head and carpet lacing. Some citrus and florals, though citrus is rather more pronounced than most of style. Finishes with light sweetness. Light oajy bitterness as well. Tap at RFD.

3.5
conway (2210) - - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and fresh baked bread. Taste adds clove, citrus and some white grape. Soft mouthfeel and light carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Julian’s, Providence. Pours a clear straw color, decent amount of head. Aroma citrus/grapes, crisp Brett funk. Body fluffy yet boozy, slightly tart, lingering arch bitterness, maybe honeydew melon sweetness. Interesting enough but not particularly my thing.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have white grapes, some tart character, grape skins, yeast, sweeter bready malts, light wood, good mouthfeel, another solid offering from Allagash.

3.4
Bule (2160) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a bright golden color with a bit of head. Noticeable grape though a little unbalanced against the hops. Some honey flavor.


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