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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
MERVEILLEUX, french for marvelous, is the second release of this limited series. 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 presense 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle pours out a hazy copper topped with a small head. Nose is oak black currents vanilla leather and barnyard funk. Taste is more of the black currents oak barrel notes vanilla and plenty barnyard funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2015
May 2013 bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Aromas are dark cherries, huge oak, some leather and barnyard, and red wine. Tastes dry and tart. Cherries and red grapes with huge oak and brett too. Mild vinegar. Solid but a little more dryness and red wine than I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9335) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Orange-colored. Lovely aroma, sour, vinous, fruity, with oak, some lacto and funk. Sour flavor, fruity, oaky, vinous, with vanilla, a bit of vinegar, kinda puckering. Medium-bodied. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pour is hazy glowing copper with a tight tan head. Nose is meaty and fleshy with a fairly present barrel note. There are some hints of vanilla from the barrel with a decent sour cherry in back. Very Flanders red esq. Taste is similar, a bit less fleshy with oak and vanilla cascading over sour cherry. Brett is strong especially through the finish. Strong carbonation on a light body and fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5029) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2015
375 ml bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer for sharing. Color is an amber/ brownish color. Aroma is very oaky, brett and a mild vinegar.

Flavor is tart and sour. Vinegar and funky ass Brett yeast. The finish is very puckering with some depth in character and that coming from a non-Sourhead. For me personally I detect too much vinegar with a big level of acidic flavors. I guess the Sour Heads love it. Just ok for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
375 mL cork snd cage dated 5/17/13. Pours orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark cherry, leather, acetic, oak. Flavor is tart cherry, a hint of chocolate, acetic, oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
Clean and sharp copper pour with one finger of offwhite head. Buttery/fruity nose with dark fruit and a touch of fingernail polish remover. Tart and acidic in the flavor with dark fruit and woody notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (637) - Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2015
everything about this beer is as the name states marvelous..oozes complexity from the nose with sour character and presence from the barreling, slight sour cherry tart action...overall a very complex wild ale that tasted pretty marvelous after 2 years of aging...not overly sour by any means, very well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
At the apartment with Taylor on a lazy Saturday night. 5/13 written on the cap of the 375ml bottle. Pours pumpkin orange with light lacing. Tart barrel, sour cherries, chalky, earthy, heavy minus acidity, tasty old fruits, red wine, tanic. I like this beer, it is a very nice high quality sour that is just a little heavy on the acidity. Great old flavor though, I would love to introduce someone to sours with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Caramel, tart and sour tones, bourbon and oak aromas. Definitely different, bourbon and oak with sweet caramel but sour tones; wine and sour brune tones as well.

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