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Allagash Golden Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Golden Brett
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden Brett is a dark golden colored beer, brewed with Victory, 2-Row and Red Wheat malt. It was lightly hopped with a blend of Northern Brewer and Simcoe hops. The beer started it's primary fermentation in a stainless tank and finished fermentation in a 800 gallon oak foudre. The finished beer has fruity nose and flavors of citrus, apricot and bread crust. The mild tartness of the beer gives way to a long, clean finish.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2013)
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3.64/5  rDev -9.9%

@ Sam's Bottle Shop

Clearish yellow with minimal head. Stong Bretty aroma: floral, leathery, and musky with a dry peppery citrus quality. Tastes strongly of Brett as well, though lighter on the florals and with more fruit juice. Apricot, pineapple, and grape. Sits heavier on the palate than expected, but otherwise slick, dry, and tart. Solid, but not that impressive. I'll try it again sometime...

wedge, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Immortale25, Sep 02, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

Reviewed from notes. 375ml corked and caged bottle shared by Dan - thanks. Bottled 3/13/14.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thin 1/4" white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Lemony and oaky with a mild tartness, fruity, soft funk.

T: Tannic oak, lemony and citrus fruits, more funk, tart.

M: Semi-moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Dry, lingering tannic and fruity finish.

O: Very good, but expecting much more funk. Perhaps in time...

wethorseblanket, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

guajolote, Aug 30, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -36.6%

bltaug3, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

On draft, pours a mostly clear dark gold yellow, active carbonation and bubbles with a just a tad of thin white head.

The nose is sweet fruit, lemongrass, good citrus notes, a little toast and cracker, and rustic funk. The flavor is even better, much more funk than the nose lets you believe. A little cheese, wood chips, grass. The finish is really clean and crisp, leaving lots of funk around.

I really like this.

nmann08, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy honey color capped by an impressive head; plenty of lacing, too

Smell: Tropical fruit, lemon and funky Brett tones

Taste: A touch of fruit and bread and then the acetic tartness builds, adding funk and grassy tones, in the middle; the finish is dry and funky

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Allagash is a master when it comes to this type of beer and this one is no exception

brentk56, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

thegerm87, Aug 23, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5%

A: cloudy orange-yellow (or yellow-orange), with small bubbled carbonation that quickly gravitates to edges.

S: get some if the brett, but overall the smell is pseudo-Sprite like. As it warms a bit, the lemon scent strengthens.

T: the overall underlying/base taste is woody (oak?) in nature, upon which other flavors come and go. The initial tastes are again Sprite-reminiscent. I get some kiwi/unripe strawberry next in a transition towards where the wood tastes start to dominate.

M: good carbonation throughout, and a lengthy semi-dry feel that work for me.

O: I was hoping for a bit more bite from this beer. As with most Allagash, the beer is solidly made, but it doesn't make it to the wow stage for me.

cjgiant, Aug 13, 2014
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Allagash Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.