Merveilleux | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JGam115
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark oak color, lacing head. Rich vanilla, hints of caramel, definite tartness. Delicious oaky goodness. Fantastic

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.96/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Many, many thanks to Jason for this one!

Has a small, fizzy head with a ruby-red color, containing oak-brown hints.

Aromas yield leathery, musty malts with wooden oak notes, rounded up by tart, very funky acidity. Also lemon rind qualities get revealed among a gentle sour barnyard character.

Begins with earthy, almost buttery malts, building the foundation of this brew, accompanied by a tartness with a gentle barrel infusion to it, revealing a pleasing warmth on the tongue without any signs of somehow distracting booziness. Complexity is added by a crisp citrus note, which stays in contrast to the leathery, oaken flavors of the beer, inviting a sprizzy component to the palate, while barrel aspects remain noteable. The carbonation turns out to be pleasantly low, giving the complex character enough space on the palate to unfold. A hint of berries shines through the wooden malts, confirmed by vinegary lactic acid. Finishes with toasted malts, while a lot of depth is contributed from the barrels, accompanied by a tongue drying sourness. This sourness stays on the palate for a long while, drying off the throat and the back of my teeth.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375ml C&C bottle into an Alagash Coolship tumbler.

Appearance is a lighter amber/brown with half finger of bubbly white head that leaves no real lacing. Aroma is light bourbon, vanilla, plum, cherry, red wine grapes, light booze. Taste is stone fruits as mentioned, tons of oak whether it be bourbon or red wine barrel, lemon, apple cider vinegar. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and pretty sour, but with a light hint of the 9.5% ABV.

Overall this is another winner from Allagash, Reminds me a lot of FV-13 which I greatly miss.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Merveilleux from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 321 ratings