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Allagash Merveilleux - Allagash Brewing Company

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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 86
Gots: 82 | 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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atpca

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-24-2014 05:09:01 | More by atpca
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Brutus627

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-24-2014 01:24:53 | More by Brutus627
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-18-2014 17:38:56 | More by jbaker67
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-16-2014 19:43:16 | More by Kmlund
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david18

New York

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

06-10-2014 19:15:10 | More by david18
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-08-2014 05:13:47 | More by amano_h
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-07-2014 14:32:01 | More by Davepoolesque
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2014 23:58:30 | More by my_knew_craft
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2014 01:15:04 | More by fthegiants
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 21:48:41 | More by siege06nd
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-25-2014 20:33:15 | More by hoppymcgee
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-24-2014 17:14:38 | More by PappyVans
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2014 00:40:18 | More by enelson
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Minnesota

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
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Damian

Massachusetts

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
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coriswrasse

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18%

05-04-2014 13:30:00 | More by coriswrasse
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-28-2014 15:49:10 | More by Atomicskis5
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-28-2014 12:17:49 | More by anteater
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2014 18:34:05 | More by spycow
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-25-2014 21:49:44 | More by Lare453
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2014 23:43:47 | More by Axnjxn
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

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
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2014 01:50:35 | More by Resuin
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 02:48:19 | More by sfr26
Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.