Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.5/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
Tan light and creamy two to three finger tall head off the pour, with a nice settling creamy puck that stays at about half a finger tall. Body color is a bursting tangerine orange, quite dark if almost a bit red, with some hard to see through opaque body that has some rising carbonation,.
The bouquet is quite citrus fruity, with tinges of sour and mild acid. Light sour apricots and orange a small hint of brown sugar caramel but very light. Good amount of buttered chardonnay like sensing oak notes on this also, with some mild pepper.
Palate is a nice fruit punch orange and apricot juicy quality at first but then comes with a real hot swallow of brett and funk. Very peppery finish that makes you want to blow smoke rings. Light tight prickly carbonation just a little bit on first sips. Light toasty brown sugar comes out with some time as well. Real nicely balanced between all the flavors here.
Overall, it's a great beer but I am not as drawn to it as much as the FV-13.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 22:17:51 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
375mL corked and caged bottle pouredi nto a tulip. 5-17-13 bottled date.
(A)- Pours an orange-like red amber hued color; almost like clay tinted mud, but did produce a light layer of white froth.
(S)- An intense cherry and strawberry-like oaky acidity to this up front. Ever so slight dry funk to it, but otherwise a very inviting oaky fruited sourness.
(T)- What I like about it is how oak forward this is ; similar to a flanders in that sense. Subdued darker berry fruits but with that great funky yet sour oak barrel throughout.
(M)- A great carbonation level balances well with what is going on in the glass. Its sour, but balances well with the dry funk, oak, and subtle fruit levels.
(O)- A tasty sour, that I wish were easier to track down around my parts here in the Midwest. Big oak flavors that mesh well with the acidic sourness and fruit.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 13:18:49 | More by sweemzander
Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.