Midnight Brett | Allagash Brewing Company

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: American Brett

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,485
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
724
pDev:
10.49%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
166
Trade:
30
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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Oct 16, 2013

Big fluffy foamy head, tons of lacing, clear dark brown almost black slight ruby hue

Nose big Brett funk, little sourness and acidity, little chocolate cocoa, creamy smelling, faint roasty

Taste more Brett funk, barnyard funk notes but more sour slight tangy, touch cherry fruity note, little sticky sweet, slight acidity and tangy, slight creamy roasty cocoa notes too, flemmy

Mouth is med bod fair creamy decent carb

Overall nice balance and interesting beer, no wild and dark beer clashes, pretty nice

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3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arusso13
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OntheLambic
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of griffey123
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

04/29/2017 @ Anchorage Brewing Co fundraiser/tasting.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jps715
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cavedave
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to LeRose for another Allagash treat.

Darkest brown with a quick to flee finger of ecru foam. Once diminished, a ring and skim island remain. Despite the cork having exited with vigor there is little carbonation showing.

Combine the aromas of red wine, pipe tobacco, add a touch of grainy sweet, lighter touch ofroasty goodness, wrap it in some righteous tart, and kiss it with a hint of floral and you have this aroma.

Funny how you get ready for one taste and get another. First, it is not sweet, at all, but there is a burnt caramel sweetness in there that is almost like a ghost it is so light and hard to focus upon. It is less tart than anticipated, more roasty than anticipated. The roast combines with an earthy funk to create a strong backbone for the tart and vinous notes to hang on. The vinous notes are far drier than anticipated, which is strange counterpart to the ghostlike sweetness it seems to have. It has a unique taste that is satisfying but doesn't deserve to be called delicious.

Much more carbonated than it looks, too much in fact, medium body and viscosity, with a deep and severe finish that dries it out wonderfully but ends to have an aspirin character to it.

Not one of Allagash's best wild ales, but one I am enjoying. If you are a fan of strong and unique flavors like I am, this baby will be in your wheelhouse

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Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingmaker
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Midnight Brett is brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale, available in 12.7fl oz. bottles and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a manilla-tan consistency over a dark brown body with little transparency nor clarity. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Bread malts with a subtle roasted nose, no discernible hop aromas nor bitterness. Moderate impact from the Brettanomyces strain, generating aromas of tangy stone fruit, peppery funk and a modest acidity. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Toasted bread crusts, soft roasted grains, and trace fruit syrups with a very light residual sweetness, followed with a delicately tangy fruit finish of tart cherry juice and soft funk. Finishes clean and very dry. I found the sourness of this beer to be fairly subtle but in line with the delicate roasted characters of the malt, although the beer had dried out significantly with little to no residual sweetness remaining for a dry-tasting ale with light flavor. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly syrupy, smooth, softly chewy, dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is slightly dry malt and earthy funk over sweetness. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A nice wild ale with a surprisingly high drinkability and a complexity of malt and sour characters with no flavors even approaching the chance of going overboard. I felt the sourness was light, but in line with the specialty malt character, which was evidently complex and unique but still passive in flavor presence. In short, Midnight Brett is carefully crafted and meticulously balanced but nonetheless not very exciting. 3.75

Allagash Brewing Company's
Midnight Brett Ale
3.71/5.00

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ROGUE16
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKasten988
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tschnab
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 724 ratings