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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (951) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle pours clear reddish with white head. Carb fades quickly. Aroma is oak, tart fruts. Taste is medium tart with an oak barrel dry finish. nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to my_knew_craft (BA, don’t know your handle here yet!), thanks a lot! Pours a hazy light copper with a thin but tenacious white head that leaves really nice lacing. Nose is of oak, vinegar, fruits, more oak, more oak, red fruits (strawberries, even), red wine vinegar... Insanely complex! Quite reminescent of Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja, too. Taste is tart/acidic but not over the top, dry. Flavors are of berries, oak and light vinegar. Some light caramel on the finish maybe but I might be imagining things. Mouthfeel is vinous down to the tannins and the acidity is really refreshing. Body is medium, carbonation too. Overall a marvelous (pun intended) beer that I am glad to have been given the opportunity to sample!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Shared a couple bottles over the last few months. This was a nice surprise from Allagash. I always expect great products from them, but so far, their sours have been good, but not great. This was a nice flemish sour like concoction that is similar in body and flavor to RR Consecration and BFM Bon Chien probably cuz of the higher abv. Doesn’t taste like almost a 10% beer at all, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luk_ (104) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Pour a golden-amber pour with small white head that recedes quickly. Aroma leans more toward bourbon with vanilla notes. Some white flowers, honey, light barnyard funk and vinegar. Taste is very woody, some brett and definitly acetic. Alcohol is somewhat present with bourbon sweetness which makes it feel heavy for a sour. Not a bad sour by Allagash but definitly not a style I enjoy much. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Currant and crabapple nose. Cloudyt copper, medium head. Oak and crabapple flavor. Quite tart. Excellent sour with character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
draft at Lord Hobo. amberish pour, medium body. stone fruits, dark dried fruits, light oakiness, some citrus, tart, acidic. nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle shared by jackl at the WWGT2D? Charlottesville tasting, 4/5/14. Pours a clear copper color with a thin fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of cherry, stone fruits, earth, caramel, mild funk. The taste is tart cherries, stone fruits, earth, caramel, mild funk. Medium bodied, slight lingering tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4568) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. Amber pour with a small white head. The nose is pretty briny, salty. Some red berry funk, old cherry and strawberry. Pretty acetic. The taste is somewhat aggressive. Acetic funk. Burnt brown sugar. Strawberry, pennies. Plenty of woody brett. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, very nice. A totally different beast than the Tiarna.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12.7 bottle at Monk’s. Poured dark ruby with minimal head. Slightly sour nose. Flavor of dark fruit, sour tartness, funk. Goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Served in an Allagash cervoise. Slight hints of wine and bourbon, with oak more prominent. Slightly too acidic. A bit fruity.


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