Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
05-14-2014 19:45:59 | More by TheBeerDrinker
4.28/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
05-12-2014 14:05:09 | More by Damian
3.55/5 rDev -16.9%
Bottle. Pour a golden-amber pour with small white head that recedes quickly. Aroma leans more toward bourbon with vanilla notes. Some white flowers, honey, light barnyard funk and vinegar. Taste is very woody, some brett and definitly acetic. Alcohol is somewhat present with bourbon sweetness which makes it feel heavy for a sour. Not a bad sour by Allagash but definitly not a style I enjoy much. Decent.
04-21-2014 20:23:08 | More by Luk13
Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.