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Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Midnight BrettAllagash Midnight Brett

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BA SCORE
87
very good

516 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 26
Gots: 127 | FT: 33
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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Photo of ale207
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 7Sport
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ken_P
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MadScientist
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyFrac
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of badgustav
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If you don't like brettanomyces, you won't like this one. It's on the nose and in the taste. The dark color gives the beer its name and is quite different than standard Belgian ales. Light on the tongue, the bite of the yeast is quite prevalent. There is an underlying malty richness to the beer. Overall, it is like nothing else I've had, and immensely enjoyable.

Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown color. Light passes through the edges easily, but not the center. Lasting, but thin, head. Only a couple of spots on the glass.

Sweet and sour berry aroma. I can also really sense the alcohol warmth in the nose.

This beer starts out far more dark than the smell indicates--a bit of molasses and toasted bread. The flavors than shift to the smell with a definitive sourness, like blackberries. Lots of carbonation, but relatively rich as well.

Photo of dental
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristougher
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dwkasper
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JGam115
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very different. Chalky grape candy aroma. Mellow for a sour, but has a cough syrup aftertaste. Still interesting

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger off white head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Bretty, farmyard, merlot grapes, yeasty, light to medium bodied, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Taste: Brett is bearable and enjoyable. Merlot grapes, funky, tart, bready, yeasty,

Mouthfeel: Smooth, pucker, tart, funky, barnyard, rubber tires, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, some bitterness,

Overall: This beer has got better with age. Brett is more bearable and this beer was finished before I knew it.

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flipdog0
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Mess
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottled on 10/31/14

This beer pours with lots of head that stays around forever. The beer itself is black and mostly totally opaque but with some reddish around the edges.

The nose here is a bit tart and funky up front with a touch of light coffee undernearth.

The beer itself is a bit of coffee, very light, and some roasted malts. Nothing too overpowering. This then fades a bit and there is a hint of sweetness (a touch of chocolate?) and also just a hint of some brett on the aftertaste. The brett here seems to be really only in the nose, pretty much a somewhat bland, fairly light tasting, stout otherwise. Probably the worst of the Allagash "limited releases" that I have tried so far.

Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.