Dixie Merveille | Moon River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by nickfl on 06-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dixie Merveille on tap at Moon River in June 2012, reviewing from notes taken at the brewery. What an amazing beer!!

An 11% Belgian-style Tripel, supposed to be served in an eight-ounce glass but they ran out so I got a 10-oz pint for ten dollars.

Appearance: Still and flat, no head, just a rim and head. Honey amber color, topaz, hazy.

Smell: Spice, clover, fresh flowers, some pine sap. Cranberry puree, delightfully tart.

Taste: Strawberry, honey, spice. Ginger, elderflower, Domaine du Canton. Riesling. Bubblegum, fermentation, very vinous. Some barrel and wood. Clover, fresh flowers in the Alps, bees pollinating some fruit. Open window, spring, refreshing.

11% but feels like sangria in a patio, summer in Savannah. Some hops.

Mouthfeel: Full flavor, medium body and low-but-fine carbonation. Not too dry, great balance of sour and sweetness.

Overall: You don't expect to come into a small local brewpub in GA and find this beauty. Truly an awe-inspiring experience. Beyond the wonderful flavors and complexity, it drinks great, you'd never guess the 11%. What a treasure you are, Dixie Merveille!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: half finger white head in a murky bright golden orange body.

S: Very sweet with candied orange, oak, bourbon and tart notes.

T: Candied fruits, excellent oak and bourbon mix. Wild yeast and spices. Nicely fruity. Wild yeast make this one more like a sour beer.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: this one takes a couple sips to warm up the palate. The beer is strong and a little boozy but really well balanced. The Cabernet notes are an uncommon touch making this one both different and memorable.

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Photo of nickfl
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is their Belgian Tripel, blended with a previous batch that has been aged for four years in a cabernet barrel.

A - poured with a small head of white foam on a hazy, golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - bready malt, spicy hops and some fruity, funky wine notes.

T - tart malt up front with some pear and white grape notes. Some funky notes of what seems to be brett in the middle with sweet malt and figs. it finishes with vanilla, pear, spicy hops, oak and more earthy funk.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - very good, this isn't listed as a wild ale, but it definitely is. The funk works great with the base beer and adds only moderate sourness.

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Dixie Merveille from Moon River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 3 ratings