Allagash Golden Brett | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Golden BrettAllagash Golden Brett
BA SCORE
91.7%
Liked This Beer
4.12 w/ 396 Ratings
Allagash Golden BrettAllagash Golden Brett
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,127
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
396
Liked:
363
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
8.25%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
75
Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 396 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GDawgs34
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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 BEER88
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaineBeerDinner
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle dated july 1 2015into the modified tulip glass.
A - A lofty cap of white froth sits atop this golden straw colored offering. Some haze gives the active
carbonation some place to hide. Laced glass is stratocumulus in style.
S - Sour apple skin, candied apricot, lightly toasted oak barrel, hints of lemon reduction in white wine, Very fruit forward on the nose. Carbonation keeps those aromatics well above the glass rim.
T - Pineapple, spread across fresh baguette, that Brett funk is present not overbearing. an Alpine cheese rine wraps around the whole group of flavors adding some complexity.
M - Medium in body, starts with sweet malt base, then the Brett train rolls into the station. That drves the remaining experience, Funky and sweet and tart all at the same time. Swirling across the palate in wide swaths. The coating seems spotty, with the exit clean and dry.
O - What a delight this is! From A-Z with the offering, Apricots to Zip and everything in between. A masterful display of the use of Brett, and barrel aging, I will be seeking this out again.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tjmiller718
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 LeRose
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 375 ml bottle that is just short of a year old. Pours with a big, fluffy white head that fell right quick to a thin layer of tight foam. It is definitely golden, very slightly cloudy, but clear a few degrees warmer.

The aroma opens with citrus and a faint hint of something sweeter. Then the phenols weave their way into the picture, along with a very mild breadlike smell. It is not a strong aroma, and it takes a while to sink in and evolve.

The taste opens with a surprising sharp tang the moves rather quickly into citrus lemon/lime, tangerine for sure, and apricot following along that leaves some bitterness. As the taste washes through, more layers of fruit - wine-like grape, sour(ish) apple, the earthy notes from the brett, plus a tiny bit of peppery spice. It is a little abrupt...the flavor falls off quickly and while quite dry, it is a little sticky. Ample carbonation, yet it feels a bit smooth and rich.

Overall, felling this is a fine, refined, subtle beer. Lots going on, but you have to be patient and let things develop. Deceptively simple, this one, and I'm glad I have a little stockpile.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into chalice

Clear golden yellow , some carbonation , thin white layer of foam , good lacings

Good yeasty aroma , almost wine like aroma

Tart , sour almost wine like taste

Slight lingering aftertaste

Good beer

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Photo of Brew33
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 396 ratings
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