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Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company

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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 87
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-12-2014 13:20:16 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-01-2014 03:44:51 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-03-2014 13:11:25 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy brownish yellow in color and also has some amber hues. It poured with a thin off white head that consistently left lots of thick wispy laces of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with notes of oak and hints of wine.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that there are also notes of bourbon and this along with the red wine, oak and sourness are perfectly balanced.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly both tart and creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a really great balance of flavors in the taste and has interesting complexities.

Note: Bottled 5/17/13

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 04:06:21 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The liquid pours out with a rather unusual color blending, goldenstraw with a touch of pink lemonade; the head is modest though it does leave some shards behind

Smell: Acetic sour tones, with tart cherry, green apple, red wine grape and Bourbon

Taste: Cherries dominate the front end, though the lacto and acetic elements build rapidly; underneath the red wine barrel flavors start to emerge, in the middle; after the swallow, Bourbon, vanilla and oak elements add a subtle dimension, though the sour aspect of the beer really dominates through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with buoyant carbonation

Overall: This beer heads in a lot of different directions but it manages to pull it off though I think the sourness obscures some of the other complexities; still, I am quite impressed by the range of flavors in this beer

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 03:31:03 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-23-2013 00:56:07 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-10-2013 14:29:45 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-01-2014 22:36:23 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-26-2013 03:37:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-01-2014 22:40:13 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-27-2014 18:34:05 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a small tasting goblet, quick review from notes.

Bright copper color, thin layer of foam that left behind some spotty lace, sharp clarity.

Woody aroma with a bright fruity acidity, more light acidity in the taste. Nutty, woody oak, expressive barrel character. Dry puckering finish and a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Medium bodied with a smooth feel, spritzy carbonation that scrubs the palate. Nicely balanced and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 20:19:54 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-20-2013 20:26:37 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-25-2013 03:46:12 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-14-2013 06:01:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2014 13:53:22 | More by SocalKicks
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-15-2013 21:05:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

11-18-2013 03:36:28 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-16-2013 01:33:00 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2014 08:20:09 | More by zestar
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-08-2014 04:08:53 | More by DoubleJ
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-05-2014 03:53:43 | More by BillRoth
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff.

The beer is copper hued with a thin beige head. The aroma is quite nice, offering various barrel characteristics, cherries, funk, oak, wild yeast. Complex and delicious. Cherries and oak barrels with alcohol content well hidden. Perhaps a touch of bourbon as well? Surprisingly smooth on the palate. Tart and sour character is stronger up front, finishing gently. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 03:13:46 | More by Huhzubendah
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-16-2013 04:16:55 | More by brandoman63
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-14-2013 00:30:19 | More by drewone
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Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.