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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

148 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 19
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

djrn2, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

zestar, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%

acurtis, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of nmann08
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
Photo of brentk56
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 24, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

GRG1313, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

ChainGangGuy, May 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

largadeer, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

StonedTrippin, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1%

Jason, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

MasterSki, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

drabmuh, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

mendvicdog, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

mdfb79, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Rochefort10nh, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

InspectorBob, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

BARFLYB, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

sendbeer, Oct 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

PEIhop, Mar 10, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

atrocity, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Cynic-ale, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

chippo33, Jul 21, 2013
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Allagash Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.