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Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

418 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 418
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 21
Gots: 85 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: Jason on 01-09-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a balloon glass. Deep brown color with a tan head that moves off quickly and shows red highlights throughout the beer. Nothing special really.

The aroma is very interesting, hinting at berries and sour funk in the profile. I get notes of vinegar, blackberries, and blueberries in this beer. The aroma is also quite potent. Really good.

Sour up front, but not aggressively sour. Blueberries, blackberries, and boysenberries are all very prominent and mix with the dark malt characters. The dark malts roasted flavors are only there in the background and even then not much. Really tasty beer. Not much alcohol present. The sour is not overwhelming, the beer is quite fruity, and it turns out to be a great tasting beer.

Full body and decent carbonation. Fluffy, dry, acetic finish.

I typically don't like dark sour ales but this has really made me think otherwise. Quite a good beer. It's drinkable yet complex. It reminds me of Dannon Mixed Berry yogurt. That is how much of a fruit profile this beer has. This one surprised me. Good one.

MusicaleMike, Mar 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

lordofthewiens, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jason, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

nem2006, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

tigg924, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jtladner, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Dawkins, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ipc2000, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Roguer, Jan 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml corked and caged bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a frothy 1.5 finger brown-gray head with good retention. Beer is coke colored. Lacing is thick and layered with great stick. An awesome looking beer.

Nose is a slightly sweet ash, chocolate, cocoa, sweet red fruit and a mild roast. A bit of woodiness too. Nice and subtle but very well balanced.

Opens chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt. Sweet and slightly tart red fruit in the middle mixed with smoked malt, more chocolate and coca cola. Ends slightly coarse and tart with a roasty, sweet aftertaste. Pretty good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down frothy and foamy. Finishes messy with a filmy, sticky aftertaste. Pretty nice.

I'm not usually a big fan of dark sours but this is surprisingly enjoyable. The slight Brett presence works well with the sweet and roasty flavors present in the base. Worth a try!

SpeedwayJim, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.