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Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company

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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 86
Gots: 82 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a blend of five different beers fermented in a mix of both bourbon and wine barrels. Brettanomyces, pediococcus and lactobacillus were all utilized to create a myriad of flavors in this unique copper colored beer. The aroma is defined by the presence of the Brett resulting in both a crusty bread and fruit character. The tartness works well with the light oak and distinct citrus flavors, which are followed by a gentle maltiness and dry finish.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-14-2013)
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev +4%

Another great beer from the series of specialty sours from Allagash.

The color is a nice muddy reddish color with not a lot more than a ring of weak white bubbles, not much lacing in the snifter I have.

The smell is much more subtle than I would have expected, but it has a nice somewhat vinegar tinged sour smell with some dark fruit and oak reminds me very much of a great oud bruin. Nice sweeter edge to the yeast combination they use also, the Brett in it perhaps. Opens up nicely when it comes to room temperature.

The flavor explodes with a combination of farmhouse tart yeast, dark berries and cherry, oak, almost a sweet and tart rhubarb pie like taste to it, some tartness up front. Very, very tasty and supple in feel, a great level of carbonation that doesn't get in the way of the big flavors. Not super tart, but definitely great flavors.

Overall, a success again. Worth the price tag as well.

11-17-2013 19:52:33 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.