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Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company

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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 85
Gots: 83 | FT: 22
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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-16-2013 15:10:08 | More by xnicknj
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a really nice oaring/red with a nice two-finger white head with good retention and some decent lacing.

Smells is brett, sweet cherries, vanilla, nice sour, and maybe a tad of pineapple,

Taste is nice tart lacto and pedio with brett taking the background. Really a nice tart cherry/citrus taste. Really nicely put together.

Mouthfeel is light to a little medium as one would expect from a beer like this.

Overall one of the nicest sours I have tasted in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 19:45:59 | More by TheBeerDrinker
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12.7 fl oz (375 ml) corked and caged bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Date bottled: 5/17/13
Served in a tulip

Really interesting appearance. The slightly hazed liquid poured a medium amber color with a slight pink-ish, purple-ish hue. A one-finger tall, off-white, sea foam crown topped the beer. Thick, streaky patches of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was tart, dry and funky with loads of oak and barrel character. Quite fruity. Subtle raspberry and strawberry notes were detectible. There was also a strong hay/barnyard-like presence. A touch of alcohol came through as well.

The flavor profile was quite funky and sour. Super crisp, dry and yeasty with intense woody/oaky notes. Lots of tart lemon and wheat. Slightly fruity with hints of underripe raspberries and strawberries. Red wine vinegar came through on the back end. The finish was really oaky and tannic and contained strong notes of sour and bitter lemon rind.

On the palate, the liquid was frothy and highly effervescent. Crisp and lighter bodied. Spritzy and almost a bit Champagne-like.

Allagash's Merveilleux is an interesting wild ale with an intense barrel character and a lot of acidity. The bottle I reviewed was cellared for over six months and really seemed to transform in that time. I actually preferred this beer fresher when there was more fruity sweetness in the flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 14:05:09 | More by Damian
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Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.