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Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

520 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 26
Gots: 130 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2013

Midnight Brett is chocolate brown in color, brewed with 2-Row, Midnight wheat, raw wheat and rye malt. It was hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier and Simcoe hops. The beer was fermented with our house strain of Brettanomyces in stainless tanks. The finished beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh berries, sour cherries and a slight roasted character. The finish is pleasantly tart and fruity making this beer very drinkable.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dark brown-black, essentially opaque body; two fingers of tan foam head left some lacing down the glass

S: roasted berry and dark earth, hints of brett funk slipping through

T: subdued currents of dark, tart black cherry, and smooth roasty but toasty grains - this beer drinks like a mellow IPA - the dark malts weave some voodoo magic on the palate - super-smooth integration of diverse malts and hops, tweaked with a subtle tart berry flavor; modest funky notes of brett's work in the beer round out the taste and tie all the elements together

M: full yet light-medium body, smooth and slippery, super easy to drink, soft and soothing

O: this was a fantastic drink, full of flavors and feels that will satisfy most BAs - part wild ale, dark ale, and pale ale, with a great malt bill including rye, wheat, and barley, and an assembly of complementary hops. I don't know what wild ale fans expect, but I thought this a beer particularly worthy of even non-wild ale fans' attention, as it was (IMO) a style-transcendent beer. Probably be too limited to get out there to everyone, so don't pass up on a bottle if you see it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MadScientist
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice-looking beer. In a teku glass the beer was a dark brown, nearly black, color. The tan head was a bit sticky and lasted to the end of the glass.

Sweet fruit and sour cherry aroma. Some roasted malt.

Nice taste. Berries, sour cherries. A little bit of chocolate and a little bit of funk.

It's alternately sweet and sour. A beer to savor.

Photo of bishopdc0
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of nem2006
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of tigg924
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: chocolate, dark fruits, and sour mix

Taste: dark and sweet milk chocolate, lots of balck cherries, light blueberry, and sour mix

Mouthfeel: sour with a slightly sweet start and a dry semi-bitter finish, moderate carbonation, light bodied

Drinkability: Really enjoyed the sour cherry and dark chocolate combination. Glad I was able to find this on draft. I would certainly pick this up again. One of my new favorite beers from a brewery that I like.

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Roguer
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super carbonated pour: three finger creamy tan and bubbly head. Brew is extremely dark, solid black but thin-appearing. Lacing is good. A lot of yeast stays behind in the bottle.

You can smell tartness and funkiness as soon as you pop the cork, and it only intensifies as you pour. The Brett comes across as a hay or barn funk lemon sharpness. Darker fruit is present behind, with soft cherries, red grapes, and prunes. Sweet and tart. Not subtle, but complex and balanced.

Flavor is delicate in all respects, and follows the nose in different degrees. Rye and wheat also make their presence known, mostly on the back end. Cherries and prunes are balanced against light funk with an impression of mild aged cheddar. A bit of wood comes through. Beer has some bitterness, but if the hops are represented in the flavor profile, it's only in a dry, grassy sense.

Medium to medium-light body, with a nice lingering effect, and a cleansing dryness on the back end. Almost no sting, but it doesn't come across the slightest bit flat.

This is an impressively complex and tasty wild ale. If anything, I expected more tartness, especially from the aroma. This is really a wonderful beer, and I wish there were more of it to go around.

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Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.