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Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company

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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 86
Gots: 81 | 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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18%

11-17-2013 15:01:49 | More by jrallen34
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-17-2013 13:12:42 | More by In_Control_Mike
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-17-2013 01:59:17 | More by jtladner
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 01:00:04 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-16-2013 00:54:07 | More by AOShabaz
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-16-2013 00:52:36 | More by jayhunter357
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-15-2013 15:35:31 | More by YogiBeer
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-15-2013 13:11:47 | More by Jsmick
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2013 04:16:02 | More by socalbrewlvr
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2013 07:00:53 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-14-2013 06:01:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%

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

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

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2013 00:51:22 | More by Nesued
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kevanb

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%

375ml C&C bottle, dated 5/17/13, poured into an Allagash Coolship tumbler.

The beer pours a thick, murky, caramel color, hues of orange and amber with a nice frothy finger of bone colored head that has great retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is of dark cherry, tart apple, light lemon citrus, subtle funk, grapey wine with some soft oak, with some caramel malt character, the bourbon fails to appear on the nose, dominated by sour fruit and wine character, but still delightful. The flavors are more complex, sharp fruit flavors of tart apple, sour cherry, crisp red grape that highlights the wine barrels, oak is chewy and lightly woody with some nice underlying funk but the finish is highlighted by just a subtle kiss of bourbon and toffee that plays very, very well with the fruit. The mouthfeel is crisp, lively, lots of carbonation that is a bit prickly at times, coats the mouth decently well but finishes with a nice creamy touch and a surprising warming sensation from the alcohol.

Verdict: A very well executed wild ale from Allagash, another solid product from their coolship and wild program. The alcohol definitely sneaks up at the end but doesn't detract from the flavors at all. It's ambitious and perhaps overly so as there are a lot of bolder flavors vying for attention, but the soft bourbon finish was very enjoyable.

11-13-2013 02:20:09 | More by kevanb
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-12-2013 01:13:28 | More by Dawkins
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%

A-Pours a crimson color. Transparent body. Rather modest head of thin bubbly tan fluff. Speckles and dots of lacing.

S-Some tartness is present but there is a nice base beer behind the tartness. Oaky with sour fruit. Some caramel and brownish maltiness. A bit spicy. Definitely Bretty.

T-The sourness is more in control of the overall flavor here. Still, after most of the tartness fades the base beer finishes out the flavor. A soft, sweet base of breadiness and caramel.The sour fruits and wild yeast plays well with the oak, too.

M-Tartness really clings to the lips. Medium bodied. A bit tannic. Softer carbonation. Booze hidden beautifully.

O/D-A tasty brew that is quite pricey. I enjoyed it but wouldn't she'll out another $17 for a 375ml. It's another solid sour from Allagash that punishes the ol' bank account.

11-12-2013 00:03:06 | More by VelvetExtract
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-11-2013 06:29:25 | More by Drucifer
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

11-09-2013 16:12:47 | More by Fluteswell
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-09-2013 07:51:37 | More by stealth
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-09-2013 02:57:10 | More by smartassboiler
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

11-09-2013 00:53:04 | More by AlexFields
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-08-2013 13:43:09 | More by bauermj
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larryi86

Delaware

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%

12.7 oz bottle poured into a snifters

A- A clear copper color with a small off-white head.

S- Citrus, sour, some Chardonnay, some oak, mild funkiness, nice fruitiness.

T- Fruity, citrus, sour, mild funk, some Chardonnay, some bourbon that add a touch of heat, nice amount of oak, well balanced.

M- Smooth, dry, nice carbonation.

O- Another well done sour from Allagash. Can't wait to pick up another bottle, worth the price tag.

11-08-2013 01:03:37 | More by larryi86
Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.