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Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 92
Gots: 82 | FT: 19
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 retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Sammy, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

spycow, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

djrn2, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

zestar, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

acurtis, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Thorpe429, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

nmann08, Nov 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Texasfan549, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
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

metter98, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

kjkinsey, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
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

brentk56, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ygtbsm94, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

SocalKicks, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

largadeer, Nov 25, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

emerge077, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

oline73, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

mendvicdog, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Rochefort10nh, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

drewone, Oct 14, 2013
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yourefragile, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Huhzubendah, Aug 28, 2013
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Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.