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4.12/5
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404 Ratings
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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:
#2,187
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
404
pDev:
8.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
78
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 67
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

Photo of Rmathieu66
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wafers
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of blisscent
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin82
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4/11/2016 - 600th beer review

07/2015 bottling served cold in a teku glass

Appearance: perfect light and hazy golden with a very large and billowing head of white foam. As always, fantastic and classy bottle presentation

Nose: Brett funk, apricots, peaches, tangerines and citrus, lightly sour, oak and white wine, grapefruit

Taste: crisp, tart, only slightly sour, prickly carbonation, apricots, peaches, a bit funky, light to thin body, some oak comes through but I just get the tannins from the barrels and the wine. It has a bit of a white grape juice character that is nice. Better pithy finish

Overall: very nice beer. I'd drink more of this if I found it. Great job on another beer Allagash, keep it up.

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

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

Photo of rudzud
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip nice crystal golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of huge funk factor, almost cheesy gym sock funk. Light fruit skins, vinuos grape notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, the start is great super funky brett, nice apple and grape skin. Then it quickly turns into a rotten apple. Incredibly awful on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, clean.

O - Overall this was a very underwhelming beer, started off nice but the finish was awful. Really really unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to rudzud

Big creamy foamy head, light lacing, fades fairly quickly, hazy lemon yellow color.

Nose nice funk, barnyard funk, little gym sock, musty funk, a touch of malt, little lemony like funk, fair earthy cheesy, little vinous grape skin, some toasted oak.

Taste is a little sad, starts nice with more barnyard funk, cheesy earthy gym sock funk, but then turns into a weird finish like a rotten fermented apple and creamy thing, a little toasted oak, weird vegetal thing. Finish is that weird apple rotting thing, little sour lemon and tasked oak, more and more bandaid as it goes.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, little flemmy slimy.

Overall started good but ended bad.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 20holmbrew
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of angrybabboon
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 3/16/16

A: Medium to dark gold - mostly clear with some haze - high level of carbonation, pours with a large, dense, fluffy cap, gradually fades to a solid, medium cap, leaves spots of splotches of lacing

S: Brett, in moderation - dry yet pungent Brett, with its musty, funky, and tart aromas, with a touch of dry cherry skin - nice fruitiness beyond the Brett funk, with some apples and stone fruit - light sweetness overall - touches of citrus - pale malts and some wheat, biscuits and bread, and cereal - some oak as well

T: Yeasty and tart with some depth - an array of Brett flavors, yeasty funk, tartness, musty basement, and cherry skins - citrus, stone fruits, and tart green apple - white wine - oak, but not too much - yeasty spice, very peppery - medium level of sweetness, tempered by the Brett dryness - pale malts, touch of wheat - bread and biscuits - tastes a bit more boozy than 7%, which is odd

M: Medium body, very smooth, bright and fluffy carbonation, dry finish

O: Golden indeed

This is a lovely use of Brett. It's yeasty and funky without going over the top, and the oak aging is similarly well-balanced. The light fruit flavors are interesting as well. There is a reason why I keep buying these little $13 bottles from Allagash.

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Allagash Golden Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 404 ratings
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