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Allagash Merveilleux Debuts Soon, Limited National Distro

Allagash Merveilleux Sour AleMarvelous! Another barrel-aged wild ale is ready to roll out of Portland’s Allagash Brewing Company next week according to an Instagram post this morning. Merveilleux, a blended wild ale aged in bourbon and wine barrels, will be available at the brewery’s retail store next week, followed by limited national distribution “soon.”

Commercial description:

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, pediocaucus 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. 9.6% ABV.

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland.

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5 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Bier Battered: Tasting Notes of the Random Pint and commented:
    Can not wait to try this out!

    August 16, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  2. This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

    August 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    • Same here! I hope it isn’t too tough to find.

      August 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Proper_Pour.

    August 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  4. Pingback: Allagash Midnight Brett Bottles Coming on Black Friday | Beer Served Rare

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