Allagash Golden Brett - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.21/5 rDev +4%
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!
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2013 14:32:53 | More by StonedTrippin
4.24/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-10-2013 21:39:17 | More by MasterSki
Allagash Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.