Midnight Brett
Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Brett Beer
Ranked #34
Ranked #15,321
3.91 | pDev: 10.49%
Jul 11, 2020
Jan 09, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: 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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4.09 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Jul 11, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Hit all the right notes. A brett masterpiece. I picked it up somewhat late in the game, glad I did. Dark malt character is exceptional. Shared with social distance.

May 05, 2020
3.84 by bluehende from Delaware on Dec 07, 2019
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 03, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Sep 10, 2018
3.56 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Apr 07, 2018
3.79 by stakem from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2018
3.99 by arusso13 from Connecticut on Feb 20, 2018
3.94 by OntheLambic from Connecticut on Dec 04, 2017
4.32 by griffey123 from Connecticut on May 25, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

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

May 05, 2017
3.54 by VeganUndead from Virginia on May 02, 2017
4 by unclekeith from Alaska on Apr 30, 2017
3.96 by wroywel from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2017
3.99 by Jps715 from New Jersey on Apr 23, 2017
3.45 by joeyjojojrshabadoo from California on Apr 12, 2017
4.41 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Apr 04, 2017
4 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Mar 15, 2017
4.4 by ScientificSquill from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2017
4.1 by taospowder from New Mexico on Feb 24, 2017
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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75
by cavedave from New York

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

Feb 19, 2017
3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey on Feb 09, 2017
3.77 by kingmaker from Louisiana on Jan 28, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

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

Sep 08, 2016
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Aug 17, 2016
3.75 by ROGUE16 from Delaware on Jul 22, 2016
4.52 by JKasten988 from New Jersey on Jul 18, 2016
3.94 by Tschnab from New York on Jul 03, 2016
3.5 by carteravebrew from Colorado on Jun 20, 2016
3.75 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Jun 02, 2016
5 by KingPurple from New Jersey on May 23, 2016
3.99 by lupercmda from North Carolina on May 22, 2016
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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by AirBob from Massachusetts

2014 vintage. Three fingers of fluffy off white head. Disipates to about 1cm with fine bubbles. Black with brownish hues when held up to the light. Strong fruity brett notes on the nose with a light touch of roast. Taste is intense fruity brett and tart that transitions to light notes of cocoa, roasted coffee, and leather. Finishes with slightly tart lemon. Light body and feel. Finishes dry.

May 06, 2016
4.12 by Bluecrow from New York on Apr 28, 2016
4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Darkman89

Mild berry tones, slight head, moderate creamy, understated fruitiness

Apr 15, 2016
4.1 by MRVermont from New Hampshire on Apr 12, 2016
3.87 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 07, 2016
4.06 by parris from Massachusetts on Mar 30, 2016
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4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by dee4maine from Maine

This is one awesome dark version of a wile ale. lots of dark fruits, plums, prunes and raisins on taste with the classic brett funk. not over the top but well balanced.

Mar 07, 2016
Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 728 ratings