Allagash Golden Brett - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 129 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev +3.5%
On tap for Beachwood Sour Fest at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.
Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, tropical fruit, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great tropical fruit and Brett presence that comes through equally well in the aroma and flavor.
09-08-2013 02:57:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
08-27-2014 17:48:45 | More by nmann08
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
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
08-23-2014 23:46:00 | More by brentk56
3.83/5 rDev -5.4%
10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leon's Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.
Appearance: Well-hazed, dark golden, honey-hued body with an inch of hefty albeit not quite dense, white foam.
Smell: By and large, GB smells like brett-infused apple juice. sure, a little bready maltiness and a slight perceived "sweetish" hint, yeah, apples and funk.
Taste: Lightly bready malts, lightly sweet. Modest phenolic mentholyptus hint. As with the nose, there's a clear-cut cider quality here, like a rustic farmhouse cider. Sweaty, musty, with a faint hint of butyric acid. Soft, smooth, near dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Fairly good, quite cidery. Hell, I've had ciders that tasted further from apples than this did!
05-16-2013 19:43:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.24/5 rDev +4.7%
On-tap at the Local Option. Got the last pour, as the keg blew about two-thirds through my glass. Served in a tulip.
A - As expected, there was giant foam. Excellent retention, thick cap, and tons of splotchy lace top a transparent golden body.
S - Aroma is terrific: a mixture of tropical fruit, with pineapple and guava, sweat and musky funk, and a sweet tart tanginess to it. Really delicious, complex, and balanced.
T - The taste unfortunately doesn't match the aroma; more yeasty and doughy, with a vague plastic note to it. There's some peach and grape skin flavor, with a bit of sour lemon in the finish. Not as funky, and with an oddly medicinal brett flavor that I don't totally love.
M - The fill resulted in lower carbonation, but I'm guessing earlier pours had a touch more spritz to them. Medium body, soft texture, and no obvious alcohol.
D - The aroma was killer, but the taste had some flavors I didn't totally enjoy. Still, on the whole this was a pretty tasty beer; it's a shame I didn't get a full pour. Hopefully Allagash makes this again, as it's a very nice brett beer.
08-10-2013 21:39:17 | More by MasterSki
4.21/5 rDev +4%
as far as i know this is only available on tap at the source, but its only id like to see proliferate, its fantastic and unique. pouring a surprisingly clear sunshine color with a limited but lacey white head, this beer smells like generous brett. funky and tart, piquant might describe it best, a little acidic, lemons and limes, great great nose. the malt is nonexistent in the flavor, and all i can taste are bittering hops and crazy yeast. its a Belgian gone wild, the brett has really expanded the flavors, with new fruits like pears and green apples being picked up, as well as a farmy hay or straw grassy vibe. complex and drinkable, this has a very well hidden alcohol strength. the coolest part is that the beer is free at allagash. they could charge whatever they want for this and i would still buy it, and they just give it away. just brilliant stuff!
08-21-2013 14:32:53 | More by StonedTrippin
4.31/5 rDev +6.4%
From 09/27/13 notes. Have had this one several times at different BA fests over the years, always liked it. Had on tap at Beer Authority in NYC, 14 oz pour served in a tulip.
a - Pours a somewhat murky, bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sugar and fruity pebbles, brett, earthy notes, oranges, citrus, floral hops, tropical fruits, and fruity malts. Awesome nose; tons of fruit and brett. I love it.
t - Tastes of toprical fruits, fruity malts, pineapples, sugar, brett, oranges, citrus hops, grapefruit, floral and earthy notes, and some toasted notes. Taste has more brett and orange than the nose and less tropical fruits. Very good, though I like the nose a bit better.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall I like this one a lot; it is sweet and fruity, but there is a lot of brett and tropical notes to it too that are great. Love this one, hoping they continue to make more of it.
03-19-2013 14:55:10 | More by mdfb79
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
on tap at sams in Durham. into an allagash flute glass.
pours a rich golden color with a nice white head. mild tart aroma on the nose. taste is a very mild tartness with a good apple sweetness to it. not very sour. medium bodied with medium carbonation.
overall. this is a pretty good beer. I had it directly after the midnight brett, and the midnight was the clear winner. not to diminish this one though, as its also very quality..
UPDATE 2014 batch is much better... more sour...bumping up rating accordingly.
06-29-2013 17:35:21 | More by Axnjxn
4/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured a orangey, yellowish color that's almost seethru with one finger and lace patches. I pick up the citric hops but I really like picking up small notes of tropical, sweet fruit (mangos, pear, pineapple - it's akin to a light white wine). Taste and mouthfeel is more of the same as it's crisp, sharp, lively, the hops are alive but subdued and balanced and there is a good amount of sweetness to this beer. Not the most complex nor extreme beer of this style but it was an enjoyable beer that I'll have again.
09-11-2013 13:17:46 | More by clayrock81
Allagash Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.