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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: 86 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

djrn2, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Thorpe429, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

zestar, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

nmann08, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is nearly black in color—dark red is visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark, sour cherries are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little sour and has flavors of black cherries but there are also strong notes of dark malts. The sour cherry flavors linger through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a lot to moderate amount of carbonation. Faint bits of tartness are noticeable.
O: You wouldn't expect this to be a wild ale from its appearance, but it has a nice amount of sourness that's not overpowering and interesting contrasting flavors of dark malts.

metter98, Sep 17, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
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

brentk56, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

GRG1313, Apr 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

ygtbsm94, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.

Appearance: Dark mahogany-hued body with a smallish, short-lived, beige head. Slim latticework of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Fruity, berry-accented wine barrel aromatics with notes of chocolate (fairly light) and roast (also quite mild) with a sustained but subdued funkiness.

Taste: Lightly chocolaty, with a little bit of scorched grain and muted, muddled caramel. Modestly sweet. A welcome fruitiness coming across for me as raspberry and black cherry. Some leathery, phenolic, funky qualities. All of the various flavors converge on the tangy/tart, lightly funky, lightly malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Barely hits medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While one was plenty, it was interesting and pleasant.

ChainGangGuy, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

largadeer, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Thomas for sharing this one!
Served in a small tasting goblet, quick review from notes.

Brownish black color with a mahogany highlight around the edges. Tan foam with lasting coverage and a little spotty lace.

Mellow Brett presence in the aroma, and mild roast malt.

Taste has a mellow tartness to it, dark woody malt, dry lingering mst aftertaste of musty Brett yeast. Medium bodied, fairly drinkable. Overall it was nice to try, but not something I'd revisit personally.

emerge077, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JAHMUR, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

SocalKicks, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jason, Mar 09, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a beautifully packaged wild ale from allagash, dark and earthy like a good robust porter, smelling more like a sour, lemony and slightly lactic, but coming through in taste with the soiled malty roast first and an extremely dry bretty finish that really exemplifies the use of brett in a beer, its wonderful. the oak profile on this is solid too, a little sweet for a second, but really just mellowing the whole thing. the grain first yeast second trajectory is welcomed too, with a soft yet rich body like a porter or a dark ale, not bitter but lots of dark barley flavor. carbonation is comprised of so many tiny bubbles it almost seems creamy, like the frothed milk on the top of a proper cappuccino. while the nose shows a hint of souring bugs, the flavor doesnt at all, just the brett, which does an incredible job of drying things out and adding a cool flavor layer without detracting from the dusty chalky dry chocolate malt flavors. while i can easily see the flavors in this beer being polarizing, i mean, its rather unconventional, one must admit, admire, and appreciate the quality of this brew, it is simply wonderful. a real treat to get to try this stuff out here in denver.

StonedTrippin, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Rifugium, Jun 25, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Have had this several times but review from 03/07/14 notes. 12 oz. pour in tulip at One Mile House in NYC.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour cherries and tart dark fruits, brett, citrus, fruity pebbles cereal, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, oranges. Nice nose, very good mix of some dark malts with brett and sour fruits.

t - Tastes of lightly sour dark fruits, cherries, brett, oranges, citrus, roasted malts, chocolate, light tang. Taste is a slight step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation

o - Overall I like this one quite a bit though not as much as Golden Brett. Light fruity pebbles in the nose especially, but a good mix of brett sour fruits and roasted notes. Well worth checking out.

mdfb79, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Rochefort10nh, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

beernads, Mar 13, 2014
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Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 418 ratings.