Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
09-17-2013 01:41:16 | More by metter98
4.4/5 rDev +13.7%
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
07-02-2013 00:34:09 | More by brentk56
3.68/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
05-27-2013 16:32:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.61/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
12-28-2013 20:42:40 | More by emerge077
4.29/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
04-27-2014 16:19:03 | More by StonedTrippin
4.21/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
03-19-2013 14:55:41 | More by mdfb79
Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
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