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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2016
(375ml, bottled 5/17/13) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, citrus, light herbs, and stone fruit. Flavor of citrus, vanilla, brett, oak, and light vinegar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (5697) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Hazy orange, beige head, aroma of glue, vinegar, toffee, wood, vanilla, oak, flavor of glue, strawberry, wood, toffe, sourish, fun, vinegar, vinous, medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7751) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle vintage 2013, rotting in the box since kindly given to me by JBPortland. Pours crystal clear rich deep orange, medium creamy beige head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is funky, oak tannins, buttery wood. Flavor is dry, medium funk, Brett, oak, hint of vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation. I have no idea what this was like fresh, but three years at 46 have turned it into a damn fine beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9848) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
375 ml bottle shared by Homer321 - thanks again, Sean! Opened this one on the last-ever Hyatt lobby fart share of RBWG 2016. Pours a cloudy tea orange with a small off-white head that settles into a ring. Notes of grapes, vanilla, oak, caramel and bready malts, herbs and florals, and lemon. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, funky mouthfeel. Good stuff. Really like these Allagash sours.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6853) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
375 ml caged & corked bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Popped for Allagashs #DrinkItNow Day. Bottled 5/17/2013. Clear copper/amber with a finger or so of off-white head. Aromas of cherries, vinegar, dark fruit, funk, musty oak, red wine, a hint of whiskey. Tastes of cherries, vinegar, funk, light tartness, red wine. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nicely masked alcohol. Aged fairly well at just under 3 years.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4603) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Homer321! Nose us very cheesy and super fucken barny and woody. Hazy deep copper color. Taste is moderately tart with a gin like nite, spruce and citrus. Taste is nice while aroma is intense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4089) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Hazy amber liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of lemon, light vinegar, wood, apple skin, light caramel and earth. Taste is very light sweet and medium sour with notes of lemons, apples and wood. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5737) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Lightly hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, light acetic, super oaky, rich oak, light bourbon. Taste is tart, potent acidity, acetic notes. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2574) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Nice golden clear tan edge, aromas of alcohols, bits of acetone, caramel, apples. Wonderful except for the acetones

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7050) - 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.


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