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Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 407
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)
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Reviews by chanokokoro:
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured from a 11.7 oz. formerly corked and caged bottle into a Allagash branded cervoise glass

Pours a dark cola brown topped by an extremely fluffy three finger cream colored head. Exceptional retention with tons of lacing. Whiffs of dark cherries, accents of dark chocolate, balsamic vinegar, and mixed berries on the nose. Opens with dark chocolate and caramel joined by dark cherries, blueberries, and other dark fruit notes. Finishes fairly dry with tart cherries, a bit of balsamic vinegar, light oak and mild rye spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation silky smooth and creamy. Really wonderful, unique brew. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

01-26-2014 04:52:58 | More by chanokokoro
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braugon

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-22-2013 13:56:35 | More by braugon
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

01-22-2014 23:38:21 | More by lordofthewiens
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-30-2013 11:25:59 | More by bishopdc0
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-15-2014 00:30:49 | More by JakerLou
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2013 00:27:52 | More by Jason
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nem2006

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-28-2014 01:30:45 | More by nem2006
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

07-03-2014 12:53:14 | More by tigg924
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-11-2014 13:03:10 | More by lostandwandering
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-13-2013 23:48:01 | More by Janeinma
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-30-2014 01:37:51 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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03-04-2014 00:07:18 | More by jtladner
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VinceMig

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-09-2013 04:21:20 | More by VinceMig
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-20-2014 04:00:59 | More by acurtis
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California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-14-2014 03:59:21 | More by ste5venla
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-13-2014 21:35:51 | More by Dawkins
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-14-2013 03:15:07 | More by ipc2000
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Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

01-09-2014 21:27:15 | More by Roguer
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

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!

01-29-2014 02:10:21 | More by SpeedwayJim
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California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
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