Century Ale Brett Saison
Allagash Brewing Company

Century Ale Brett SaisonCentury Ale Brett Saison
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From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #236
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,855
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7%
Ratings:
240
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 30, 2020
Added:
Nov 22, 2014
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  32
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Century Ale Brett SaisonCentury Ale Brett Saison
Notes: Allagash Century Ale is a Brett Saison Brewed with Pilsner, Raw Wheat and Biscuit Malt. This beer is fermented for 2 years in stainless steel with a blend of a traditional Saison yeast and Brettanomyces. Before Packaging it is dry hopped with a blend of German and American experimental hops. Golden in color, Century Ale has aromas of toasted crackers, passion fruit and citrus. Complex flavors of biscuit and fruit are followed by a dry, slightly tart finish. This beer should be consumed fresh.
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3.98 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Jun 30, 2020
 
4.03 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 20, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Viaduck from California

Bottled January 2016, consumed 3.5 years after. I hope it hasn’t gone off in that time. Moderate cork pop, pours a dark amber with some yeasties summer around & a nice Full off white head. At first whiff it was very funky but soon become much more pleasant: citrus, bread dough & wheat. Taste is a nice balance of salty, sweet, bitter & sour. Fairly complex flavor profile: pear, lemon, moderate funk, leather, spices, pepper, hops, biscuit & various ripe fruit. Lots of bubble action, no alcohol flavor, medium viscosity. There’s a lot going on here. Tart & refreshing & delicious.

Oct 12, 2019
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 03, 2019
 
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 23, 2019
 
4.26 by newdamage1 from South Carolina on Jan 04, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a bright light orange topped by a finger of dense white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of light sourness and oak with some fruity white wine notes and some slight spice
T: Taste is tart up front with some slight funk and leather with some fruity notes. Slight white wine like presence as well. Hints of spice at times with a nice pleasing tartness throughout. Swallow is more earth and leather with some lingering tartness, spice and fruit.
M: This beer has a light body but is not watery with effervescent and slightly prickly carbonation. The tartness and acidity gives this one a pleasant dry finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice farmhouse style ale with some nice tartness and flavor complexity. Very well done and pretty nicely balanced as well. Definitely worth a try.

Oct 12, 2017
 
4.13 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Sep 29, 2017
 
4.62 by griffey123 from Connecticut on May 04, 2017
 
4.29 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Apr 06, 2017
 
4.52 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Apr 04, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau saison glass from a 375 ml bottle on March 19, 2017. Look is golden. Smell is citrus, passion fruit and cracker malts. Taste is fruit and biscuit malt. Feel is dry and somewhat tart.

Mar 19, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mkh012 from Colorado

Bottled 1/20/16, so not as fresh as I typically like saisons. 8% so I'm guessing it's held up well enough though...

Pours murky orange-yellow with a solid finger of white head.

Nose is sour lemon and pear. Funky and inviting.

Taste is an immediate lemony zing that drops off into dry, biscuity passion fruit. Medium sourness. Definitely tart.

Mouthfeel is simulatenously slick and dry. Mouth-coating but smooth. An interesting beer.

Overall, similar to Allagash Nancy but a little more one-note. Lemon-dominant but balanced nicely enough by some breadiness.

8.5/10

Feb 03, 2017
 
4.02 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jan 15, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours golden with a white head. It has plenty of Belgian lace on the side. Clarity is good.

Smell: The aromas are highlighted by the brett with leather being the strongest aroma and barnhouse being in the background. It also has aromas of lemon, spicy notes, and some fruit. There are some subtle grainy notes as well that are not to distinct.

Taste: The flavors are full of tartness. The flavors are highlighted by fruit and lemon with spicy pepper, leather. There is an initial bitterness that fades as the tart flavors take over.

Feel: It has a light body towards the moderate side with a dry finish. There is also quite a bit of carbonation as well.

Overall this is a highlight of the Brett with a complex mixture of hops and malts with the brett being dominant in the flavor and the other flavors provide a solid backbone.

Dec 25, 2016
 
4.49 by mmorris15 from Maine on Dec 21, 2016
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4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jfitzbrew from Vermont

These guys continue to amaze me. Pours with vigor and settles to a large white head with almost clear golden yellow. A nice citrus tartness with a bit of spice and funk to match in the aroma. Really nice. Flavor matches aroma nicely with a bit of bitterness and a little more peppery pop. Lively carbonations really allows the subtleties comes through nicely.

Nov 30, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

A: Pours a lively and spritzy clear gold with everlasting tiny bubbles surfacing into what looks like a perfectly smooth fluffy white pillow of a head that persists.

A: A perfect blend of acidity and farmhouse funk! A bit of granny smith apples and spice. I could smell this forever and be perfectly content.

F: Starts with sweet and sour apples, nice and tart, then moves into a bit of that classic barnyard funk. Some might say sweaty horse, but I've never tasted a sweaty horse so I couldn't tell you. It finishes a bit metallic, which to me is the only negative about this beer. That may be due to its 11 month age, but who am I to say for sure.

F: Hits the tongue like an overload of suds, bubbling up in every corner of the mouth. Very light feeling and tart at first, creamy for just a second, then ends dry and quickly at that. Refreshing, but pretty bitter which stays until the next sip. Quite the orchestra of senses.

O: I love this beer! I was unable to try One-T or Little Brett, but I would assume this falls around that spectrum based on descriptions read. Again, the only thing preventing me from calling this amazing was the metallic aftertaste. Otherwise, a very delicious funky and tart Saison. Cheers!

Nov 29, 2016
 
4.75 by crob3888 from California on Nov 06, 2016
 
3.79 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Oct 24, 2016
 
4.06 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Oct 15, 2016
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.17 by Gkruszewski from New York on Oct 10, 2016
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3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Brief impressions from a bottle:

White cap over a hazy yellow body. Head lasts a good 4-7 minutes. Leaves even lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

AROMA: Biscuit malt, lemony twang, wheat, perfumey floral hops, crackery malts, pilsner malts and a kiss of tropical fruit character. Lime.

Aromatic intensity is above average.

TASTE: A hint if lemon and lime citrus with some soft twang. Brettanomyces come off clean, lacking the wild funkiness that usually draws drinkers to brettanomyces beers. Wheat and Pilsner malts comprise the malt foundation. Hopping is floral and a bit grassy.

Not as crackery as the aroma suggested. Not starchy at all.

Balanced and well built, with good depth of flavour and interesting hop flavours, bordering on fruity for a saison.

TEXTURE: More refreshing than most beers in the style, which is to say it isn't as dry as a more crackery malt emphatic build would render it. Well-carbonated.

OVERALL: Allagash delivers yet again with this true to style (if not tradition) saison, which will cater to fans of the style that aren't too brettanomyces forward (contrary to this beer's name and branding). I'd adore another glass; this is solid stuff.

B (3.63) / GOOD

Sep 15, 2016
 
4.09 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Sep 14, 2016
 
4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Sep 05, 2016
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by pathman from Ohio

8/13/16 bottle

Aug 13, 2016
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a cloudy yellow-orange body with light, soapy head that quickly died. Funky yeast and tropical fruits first hit me in the aroma and then some mild funk. Smooth, funky, has a light and easy mouthfeel thanks to the yeast and has this sweetness that strikes me as tropical fruit and a bit of breadiness give body some heft. Balanced saison that is an easy drinker and lightens up on the funk and goes for more sweetness.

Aug 09, 2016
 
4.18 by Inglewood from Illinois on Aug 09, 2016
 
3.99 by 2ellas from New Hampshire on Aug 01, 2016
 
3.54 by nataku00 from California on Jul 29, 2016
 
4.1 by kdevilliers from Massachusetts on Jul 25, 2016
 
4.4 by Thumpthump from Colorado on Jul 24, 2016
 
4.26 by soupyman10 from District of Columbia on Jul 24, 2016
 
4.29 by impending from California on Jul 24, 2016
 
3.77 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Jun 18, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by ClavisAurea from New York

01/2016 bottling served cold in a teku

Appearance: darker than straw colored with a nice foamy head of pure white. Classic Allagash saison look here

Nose: lacto sourness but not too tart, damp cellar, wet sock, quite funky and musty, slight hop character but nothing that jumps out.

Taste: dry, grassy, funky, bright and refreshing on the palate, very smooth and soft carbonation, candied oranges, lemons, hay, barnyard funk, medium mouthfeel

Overall: Nice little Brett saison from Allagash. This is my 700th beer on BA. Cheers!

Jun 16, 2016
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4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Bulabeers from California

L: orange gold small white head that just covers the beer as you rdink almost no lacing
S: lemon, lime, asian pear, wheat
T: asian pear, lemon, biscuit, and tart
F: feels good
O: awesome beer worth a try. complex but refreshing. easy drinking for 8 %

Jun 16, 2016
 
3.66 by M_chav from New Mexico on Jun 10, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by megapyro6 from Wisconsin

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with a thick head. Lacing throughout.

Smell: There's a tart smell up front. You can pick up some of the brett funk and earthy qualities. There is some underlying general fruitiness.

Taste: I like this. Lightly tart. I'm getting a light biscuity grainy taste. The yeasts stand out though. Subtle earthiness, lemon tartness, the esters blend right in. Flavors of funk and light candy esters remain on the tongue for a few seconds.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent beer. The mouth feel is great. It's well carbonated, but smooth, not prickly at all. End is smooth, though tastes linger the feel.

Overall: This is good. The funk and sourness are wonderful with the earthy yeast and hop qualities.

Jun 02, 2016
Century Ale Brett Saison from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 240 ratings