Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by brentk56:
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: The dark brown liquid arrives showing off plum highlights; a perky head leaves occasional splashes of lace behind
Smell: A range of sweet and tart jam fruits (grape, black raspberry and cherry) dominate the aroma with some leathery Brett tones underneath
Taste: The jam fruit flavors detected in the aroma jut forward bringing subtle sweet and tart elements; by mid-palate, the leathery Brett arrives, adding some additional sour tones; the finish shows off the oaky vinous character but every element of the beer is held in check
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Tremendous subtlety in every direction makes this beer stand out; the barrel aging here was handled with great deftness
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2013 00:34:09 | More by brentk56
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3.71/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a footed pilsner glass. Bottled on 16-Oct-2013.
Dark ruby, near black. Seems opaque. Poured with a half-inch head. Big bubbles.
Sour cherries. Reminiscent of an Oud Bruin. Very slight "brett" characteristics of goat scrote. Presents itself as a tart mouth-buster. Alcohol in the distance.
After smelling the beer, I was expecting, as I've been conditioned, to be assaulted with a strong souring, puckery experience. Instead, I don't get much sour at all; just a hint. The middle of the beer is somewhat void. At the end, hints of roastiness poke through. Again only mild farmhousey characteristics. Some fruitiness as well: berries? As the beer warms a nutty flavor fights its way into the middleground.
Medium to light, despite its dark color and higher ABV, with a slick lasting (but welcome) presence.
There's nothing "big" about this beer, but I think that's the point. It's an extremely drinkable, very mildly-sour, dark ale. The brett, while a characteristic of the beer, is not the highlight as the name suggests. I could drink several of these, but would've appreciated a bit more *something* in between the surprisingly subtle sourness that first hits your tongue and the roasty, fruity finish. The middle just seems to sit there coating my tongue.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 02:01:56 | More by AnthonyBeerdain
District of Columbia
4.26/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff!
The beer is dark brown with an everlasting beige head that leaves copious lacing behind. The aroma brings smoke, malt, molasses, leather, dark fruit, funk, oak. Well balanced and flavorful. Dark saison character. Complex and intriguing. A fun beer. This was really solid. I'd definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 18:13:46 | More by Huhzubendah
Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.