Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Midnight BrettAllagash Midnight Brett

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BA SCORE
88
very good

84 Reviews
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Reviews: 84
Hads: 625
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 32
Gots: 161 | FT: 36
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.
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Reviews: 84 | Hads: 625
Reviews by poolemhore:
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - midnight black (they weren't kidding) with a thin khaki head, light lacing

S - a lot more going on than what hits upfront. definitely funk from the brett and hints of alcohol and coffee as the drink warms. a friend reviewing with me says to her she smells dark fruit, maybe fig-like.

T - minimal sweetness to start, not as tart or funky as I was expecting. funk/bitterness persists and moves around in your pallet as you imbibe. a slight saltiness to it.

M - a lot of fizz hitting the tongue, perfect amount of carbonation to spread all the flavors around in your mouth.

O - This is a grower not a first hit sip. Gets better as it warms to room temperature. I wouldn't recommend refridgerating this one. Very complex but very well balanced and not overbearing in any part of its flavor components. Very different wild than others I have tried. Kind of expensive but worth a try. (886 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
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. (345 characters)

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Photo of tigg924
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
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. (530 characters)

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Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.