Golden Brett | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2013

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Photo of pathman
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

9/25/17 bottle

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Photo of macjmccoy
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of TonyFrac
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great Brett, smell and taste both phenomenal. Had it on tap.

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Photo of BitterOldSalt
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AgentMunky
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku glass. Bottled on 1 July 2015.
Pours golden (aptly named) with the faintest haze and two fingers of dense, creamy head. Good retention and and noticeable effervescence.
It smells fantastic! Deep stonefruit, beautiful Brett, light funk, hint of citrus peel. Floral and entrancing. I could smell this forever.
Oh my god. It's perfect. Lusciously fruity -- apricot and honey -- with a wonderfully rounded citric acidity to balance the dulcet sweetness. The yeast is spot on, and the grain base is wheaty and lovely.
Mouthfeel is full, verging on sticky. But the carbonation is light and pleasantly prickly.
If it were just a smidgen less sweet, this could well be the best example of the style I've ever tasted. As is, I think it trumps every RR beer (save perhaps the mega-aged Temptation magnum). Point is, Golden Brett is magnificent. Try one.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Robtobfest
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KingPurple
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of cavedave
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to LeRose for this gem of a wild ale. 2015 edition

Gorgeous cloudy gold with billowy topper of pure white that retreats ever so slowly to a thick cap that leaves wallpaper lace upon the glass. Stunning.

Full strength bouquet that starts with lemon limey brett and light bready notes that join forces with peppery/earthy brett, rotting fruit funk brett, and delicious citrus and stone fruit aromas that set the nasal receptors into high alert. Alluring to an insane degree.

Oh my, just an incredibly delicious taste, crazily complex. All of the aromas are translated into a balanced and blended bright and clean blast of flavors. Some sips the funk rises and some sips are joys of peach/apricot goodness. Some sips are more earthy, some sips finish with herbal bitter and floral notes. Every sip is a joy.

Drinks very easy though it is med./full body for style, with spritzy carb. that highlights and doesn't detract, and a superior clean deep and delicious finish.

What can be said about a beer that is this much of a delight to drink? How about go grab some if you see it. Absolute highest recommendation.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Prince_Casual
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375ml poured into a wine glass. Looks awesome, light orange with a thin white head.

I'll just say that from the "pop" my kitchen was filled with awesome fruit bouquet and I already knew "I'll buy a couple more of these for sure" which is not something I immediately think, even if I really like something. Really awesome fruit, little bit of oak toast, and tinge of funk. I love champagnes and this has a lot of aromas I'd associate with a non-vintage champagne.

Taste is pretty mild all things considered with how awesome it smells and feels. Not in a bad way, but it's par for where I am now at tasting this one.

Tons of overlap with champagne, especially while chilled. Stone fruit, apple, citrus. Awesome.

Great carbonation, little bit of funk. Again, lot of champagne overlap. A little bit of woody tannin.

I'm immediately thinking of purchasing more of this. Truly awesome.

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Photo of tedho21
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve00
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of njcraftguy
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this while on a beercation to VT - NH and ME. Easily the best brew I had while at Allagash. Little Brett was decent but this brew was superb. Poured a nice golden color and just so full of flavor. The first taste I enjoyed but then it seemed to get better with each sip. Really nice flavor and long legs. Excellent brew.

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Photo of eaglesont
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Big Beautiful Balanced Brett

poured into a tall pilsner glass, created a tall thick head. No false advertising on the color. Golden haze and bubbly.

The mouthfeel is crisp with a long sweet finish. Apricot jumps out first, some green apple with a nice malt character backing it up. The brett is definitely apparent but just the perfect amount. 7.7 but not getting any huge boozy notes which is great.

Alagash makes some fantastic limited releases, this is probably one of my favorites.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Shelton Brox. sampler at "The Festival."

This beer poured a clear golden color. The nose was slightly tart smelling, a little bit of funk detectable in the background. This is one mild wild ale. It was lightly tart with some definite residual sweetness and a super dry aftertaste. Another excellent of Allagash busting into the world of brett and will yeast.

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Photo of hop_junkie
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured in tulip glass from 375ml and has an excellent orange, shimmering golden appearance. Smell is big on dried fruit: apricot, peach, grapefruit. Bursting with citrus. Taste is similar with a leathery horse blanket influence from the Brett that is supported by immense dried apricots, juicy white peach, melon and a slight presence of hops on the finish. White oak comes through in background and complements the flavor medley. Beautifully done.

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I had this in a tulip. The appearance was basically the same in both. Hazy golden bronzed yellow to burnt color with some stringy lacing running here and there after a slim white foamy head dissipated. The smell started off with a nice sour to sweet level of citrus rind opening up into more lemon. Light pine shows up lightly through a nice woody edge to it. The taste replicates the aroma nicely showcasing the citrus rind blending with a light bitter piney edge. There’s a light sweet to sour citrus aftertaste strolling into a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the citrus to leave a subtle dry yet sweet cherished feel along my tongue. Overall, wow, where did this come from? I know Allagash has been known to knock ’em out of the park, but this one, holy crap, exceptionally well done!

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Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
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