Midnight Brett
Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Brett Beer
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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Rated: 4.09 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.84 by bluehende from Delaware

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 03, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by stakem from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by arusso13 from Connecticut

Feb 20, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by OntheLambic from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by griffey123 from Connecticut

May 25, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

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.
May 05, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by VeganUndead from Virginia

May 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by unclekeith from Alaska

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by wroywel from Massachusetts

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Jps715 from New Jersey

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 3.45 by joeyjojojrshabadoo from California

Apr 12, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by ScientificSquill from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by taospowder from New Mexico

Feb 24, 2017
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Reviewed by cavedave from New York

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
Feb 19, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey

Feb 09, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by kingmaker from Louisiana

Jan 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

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

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Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by ROGUE16 from Delaware

Jul 22, 2016
Rated: 4.52 by JKasten988 from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Tschnab from New York

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by carteravebrew from Colorado

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 5 by KingPurple from New Jersey

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by lupercmda from North Carolina

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by AirBob from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.12 by Bluecrow from New York

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 4 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2016
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Rated by Darkman89

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Mild berry tones, slight head, moderate creamy, understated fruitiness
Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by MRVermont from New Hampshire

Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by parris from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2016
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Reviewed by dee4maine from Maine

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