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Allagash Midnight Brett - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 22
Gots: 82 | FT: 28
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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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-16-2014 08:19:51 | More by zestar
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2014 15:52:20 | More by jrenihan
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TheBeerDrinker

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out really black which was a surprise with a highe 3 finger beige head with good retention with not much lacing.

Smell is a little brett, cherry, definitely some sour funk. Really smells nice.

Taste is a little darker malts and brett forward at about the same abundance. Definitely some sour funk with a strange dark malt funk that I have never tasted but it is really nice. Really not as much cherry in the taste but there is a little which makes it nice. Really a unique taste.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin as I would expect but there is a little thickness when swished arounf the mouth.

Overall this is a quite a funky beer. Really haven't tasted dark malts and brett in the same beer like this but it works pretty well but is sorta weird. The slight cherry taste is really nice and even better in the nose. Really glad a generous trader let me get a taste of this as it is really unique.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 05:23:16 | More by TheBeerDrinker
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-07-2014 12:19:36 | More by Fitze
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-06-2014 22:07:45 | More by monitorpop
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16%

05-06-2014 19:50:19 | More by tom10101
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Chris00710

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-06-2014 15:29:51 | More by Chris00710
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2014 02:09:15 | More by JuliusCaesar
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-03-2014 03:35:05 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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DanforthPewter

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-03-2014 03:02:57 | More by DanforthPewter
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Dirty25

Germany

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2014 16:06:31 | More by Dirty25
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-02-2014 10:58:42 | More by samEBC
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MarcWP

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decanted into Russian River stem.

Appearance is dark brown with hints of light coming through around the edges. Huge fluffy light creamy toffee colored head that lingers potently. Huge lacing on the sides of glass

Aroma is definitely roasty with herbal, apricot, pear Brett notes. The combination of roasted malts and yeast create a leather and musky character. Horse saddle also a result from the Brett funk and earthy/burnt toffee malts combining forces on the olfactory system.

The palate confirms the former with an abundance of coffee and bitter chocolate coming through and secondary flowery and pear brettanomyces aftertones pulling in at the finish. No sourness to speak of. Subtle spices linger on the finish and present themselves briefly at the front of the palate as well.

Mouthfeel is light side of medium with ample carbonation. Slight bitter and pretty dry finish.

A nice brew and change of pace but Still not really thrilled by the dark Brett/sour beers. A bit contradictory compilation of flavors in the style. But this one has some interesting elements and is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 02:54:18 | More by MarcWP
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LP_Tyler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-02-2014 01:59:20 | More by LP_Tyler
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-01-2014 23:00:30 | More by JSOBB
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KristofH

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-01-2014 18:45:41 | More by KristofH
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SStein

Belgium

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-01-2014 17:58:13 | More by SStein
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rrski198

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-29-2014 21:30:34 | More by rrski198
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-28-2014 15:49:24 | More by Atomicskis5
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-27-2014 18:50:37 | More by jjcote
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 16:19:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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Lothore

California

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a pitch black hue with a huge, chunky brown head that leaves plenty of lacing on the way down.

S- Brett, strawberries, bright fruit notes

T- Brett up front, light fruits, slight sour notes that lead into a wave of deep toasted malt. Smoke, campfire.

M- medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- extremely interesting brew that is just not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 05:42:18 | More by Lothore
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2014 02:29:23 | More by st9647v3
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-25-2014 21:50:08 | More by Lare453
Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
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