Allagash Century Ale Brett Saison

Posted: June 20, 2015 in Allagash Brewing Company, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

I saw this beer on the shelf at Buy Rite in Pennington. I figured it needed to come home with me.


ABV: 8%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Century Ale is golden in color and has aromas of toasted crackers, passion fruit and citrus. Complex flavors of biscuit and fruit are followed by a dry, slightly tart finish. We brew this beer with Pilsner, raw wheat and Biscuit malt. It is then fermented for 2 years in stainless steel with a blend of a traditional Saison yeast and Brettanomyces. Prior to bottling, we dry hop with a blend of German and American experimental hops. Please enjoy this beer fresh.”

Random: I need to get some new video games. I keep playing the old ones and getting bored.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left light lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color with high carbonation visible. The nose had notes of lemon, wheat and pronounced Brett and horse blanket. There was also some orange that came through after a few sniffs. The taste was intensely tart up front with horse blanket. After a few sips, I got used to the tartness and the nuances from the lemon and orange came through. There was a biscuit note from the yeast and a peach note. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was long with Brett, lemon and biscuit and quite dry. I can’t find the receipt for this beer, but knowing Allagash, it was on the expensive side. I still enjoyed it and would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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