Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
A: Pours a deep and cloudy red. Tall frothy white head with a pinkish tinge to it. Great head retention as it slowly fades away. Pretty substantial fluffy lacing too.
S: Lightly tart cherries. Lots of oak and leather. Indistinct hint of red wine. Swear I even get some sweet caramel.
T: Tart, sour cherries up front. Melds into a mild drying fruity red wine. Caramel backbone with quite a bit of leather. A bit of old bread in the finish. Very oaky, spicy and drying on the back end.
M: Nice medium body that you wouldn't expect from almost 10%. No real alcohol bite. Chunks of floaties swimming around detracts a bit.
O: A big, sharp sour. Very bold flavors with a surprisingly high ABV. Layers of flavors, hard to discern them all sometimes (or maybe I don't have the palate yet). Loads of oaky/leather tannins that's for sure. Flavors surprisingly meld together quite nicely despite their sharpness. Overall, a wonderfully constructed sour I'd say. One of the best I've had, though I think I preferred FV13.
10-19-2013 03:26:16 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Poured in nearly pitch black conditions, but it's an amber body. Clear. Almost no head.
Smell - Bourbon and wine barrels smell great. Bretty. Some acidity. Cherry and caramel malt.
Taste - Very similar to the smell. More caramel. Cherry fruits. Musty brett. Vanilla and oak. Not all that sour, but it's kinda acetic in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium heavy. Minimal sourness. Well carbonated.
Overall - Complex barrel character. Reminiscent of a Cascade.
02-27-2014 01:42:39 | More by Alieniloquium
Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.