Allagash FV 13

This is Allagash's first foray into the world of foudre (giant oak tanks used for aging) beers, and man, did they come out of the park swinging! FV 13 is a blend of wild yeasts and bacterias, a malty base beer and, “about four years of patience.” The brewery's patience was rewarded, as the finished beer is a masterpiece, complex and layered yet nuanced and balanced. Initial aromas are tart and vinous, with upfront scents of sour cherry, plum and citrus supported by accents of lightly-toasted oak, walnut shells and forest floor. The palate is smooth and lively, with mouthwatering acidity and ample carbonation that lifts the rich characteristics. Notes of caramel malt, vanilla bean and browned sugar add decadence to the red-fruit flavors, accented by hints of tobacco and wine-soaked oak that linger on the slightly-tannic finish. Lauren Buzzeo

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    American Wild Ale
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