Allagash Merveilleux | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash MerveilleuxAllagash Merveilleux
BA SCORE
95.9%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 320 ratings
Allagash MerveilleuxAllagash Merveilleux
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 08-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
320
Liked:
307
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
7.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
83
Trade:
18
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Mikeypnh
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Small bubbly head, about one finger. Light brown with a organe hue in the light. Smells very sour. That's all I can pick up, maybe a little bit of oak. Taste is an absolute delight, sour, but not puckering. Initial sweetness fades into a nice fruity taste, cherry, apple, with some oak on the finish. This is really good. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel, leaves bubbles on my tongue, making me want more immediately. Really smooth with some nice tartness. Almost didn't buy this, hopefully I can go grab another bottle tomorrow.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of pveilleux
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of bostonryan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of deschutes_fan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MrRockstar
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of lookrider
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of liquorpig
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Jonada
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottled 5/17/13. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours an amber orange color with less than a finger of head that settles into an off white collar. Body is lightly hazy with moderate amounts of visible carbonation streaming throughout the glass.

Smell: Red wine grape, black currants, oak, sour cherry, lactic acid, caramel and bourbon. There's a mild funkiness, but overall it's pretty subdued. Aroma is moderately sour, but it's more of a clean sourness

Taste: Sour cherries stand out the most followed by red wine grape, dark berries, lots of oak, with more subtle notes of vanilla and bourbon (which open up a bit more as the beer warms) and an underlying breadiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is high. Booze is hidden well.

Overall: Another good sour from Allagash. The barrels really impart quite a bit of their character onto the final product which produces a very complex and flavorful beer. This reminds me a lot Russian River's sours, which is a major compliment. The price point stings a bit, but I would still buy more of this if given the chance.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Allagash Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 320 ratings
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