Merveilleux
Allagash Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
9.6%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 7.93%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
321
From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  83
Gots
  81
SCORE
95
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Notes: 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.
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Bottle at ChurchKey in DC. From notes.

A - Poured copperish with one finger of thick white head. Awesome lace wall and half finger of retention.

S - Grape, dusty, earthy.

T - Acidic, grape, tart, lemon candy, a bit of sweetness with a good tart note. Vinegar and much sweeter with yeast added. Similarities to gueuze.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, acidic and tart finish approaching sour that stings the cheeks a bit.

O/D - Nearly a Belgian take on a sour. Nice to sip with the sweetness to work and mingle with the sourness. ABV is nowhere to be found. Excellent.

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Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 321 ratings