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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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Reviews by Treyliff:
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%

bottled 5/17/13
Consumed @ Monks Cafe

A- pours a hazy dark copper color with a two-finger foamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some short lasting lace behind

S- lots of oaky vanilla up front meshes with tart white grape aroma, with notes of peach, grannysmith apple, and lemon. Yeasty funk gives out notes of hay, basement must and woodsy aroma

T- puckering tartness up front with flavors of white grape, sour apple, peach and wild dark grape. The yeast provide an earthy tone with some musty notes. Oaky barrel gives a subtle vanilla flavor and finishes dry with more linger of wild dark grape. Oak continues to linger on the palate

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and silky , bone dry finish

O- really liked this, there was a common component with their Broken Elevator that gave it a wild grape sourness that I loved. The only thing that kept the flavor from being perfect, is that is falls off pretty quick, leaving only a bit of oak on the palate. Overall very well done

03-31-2014 17:49:45 | More by Treyliff
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braugon

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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.

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Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.