Allagash Midnight Brett | Allagash Brewing Company

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720 Ratings
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Allagash Midnight BrettAllagash Midnight Brett
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

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
Ratings:
720
Reviews:
101
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
171
For Trade:
33
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Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xdtfx
2.44/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hop_junkie
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riotontheroad
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of POTABLE83
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUQT
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisP802
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LFinCO
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sexybeernerd6969
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice sour with dark roasty malt,
Chocolate and dark cherry playing
Against eachother. I can't tell if
there are Any hops, but seems
mostly like a barley wine
Combined with a sweet stout.
Three Yums!

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Photo of changdulla
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reedbrew
2.59/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was expecting something special but aside from a beautiful appearance, it fell short of every other Hope.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porterpotty33
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love the substantial Brett's. Tastes like a dark fruit cocktail

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage bottle served in a wine glass. Bottling date is June 16, 2014. This review is my 400th on BA.

Appearance: I really do love these 375ml bottles from Allagash's Limited Release collection. Very classy. The cork popped with vigor and spunk. I half expected a gusher here but was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to tap my ninja glass skills on this one. It poured pretty thin with a nice and uniform tan head. The bubbles are very crisp and nice. The beer is clear with a very dark brown color and hints of red shining through when put to the light. Elegant.

Nose: the glass is about 2 ft from my nose and I'm getting pineapple, funky Belgian yeast, bready malts, classic Brett funk, citrus, blackberries, blueberries, nothing off-putting at all. Juicy and delicious.

Taste: very dry mouthfeel, bone dry even. Very fruity, blueberry, blackberry, funky but not overwhelmingly so. Funky to the extent that you know there is Brett in here (if you hadn't bothered to read the bottle) but are not smacked in the face my a phenolic bomb. No acidity outside of a normal Sach fermented beer. The carbonation is spot on and lifts flavors off the palate to allow for waves more to settle in. Masterpiece.

Overall: what a joy this beer was to drink. I'm really impressed with Allagash's offerings. They really know how to nail down the Wild Ale style. I have another bottle but would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes or wants to try a Brett beer.

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Photo of Syracuse12
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Berries mixed with tart cherries upfront, followed by noticeable roast and oak.

A: Deep brown color, opaque with a bit of head.

T: Berry/cherry flavors, give way to some roasty grainy notes, finished with some hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation. Lots of brett funk but not overly sour.

O: While tasty, the beer could benefit from additional acidity to cut through the dark grains and hop bitterness. Also – while I’m reviewing the bottle version, I don’t have a lot of confidence in the draft version. The keg brought to Stone Sour Fest 2015 was contaminated and not in a good way (unfortunately) worst beer poured.

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Photo of Teen-o
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hilgart1
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow, talk about pucker power! I love pucker but this was even more pucker than I liked. Won't say I didn't like it but......

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Photo of blisscent
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled Oct. 16th, 2013

Found this one sitting on the shelves at a local brewshop, so I had to get it.

Pours dark, blah blah blah

Nose is definitely dominated by the brett. I do not really smell any acidity. It is jsut a bunch of complex aromas: touch of damp metal shavings, leather, cherries, a kiss of smoke, wet oak, musty basement.

Flavor is interesting as well. It has a bitterness to it that is a mix between a hop and grain bitterness. Not really tart, which I feel hurt it a little bit, because a little acidity would cut the heavy characteristics of the brett and dark grains. Definitely getting a lot of that 'musty basement' in the beer burps.

Carbonation is cripy, but 'pillowy', if that makes any sense. Lots of bubbles, but it is a soft carbonation that is present on the palate. Without any acidity, this beer feels a little 'heavier'. Medium+ body.

Overall, this is one of the more interesting and complex beers I've had in a while. Brett definitely took over and did its thing, because this beer is completely different from the descriptions I have read from fresher bottles.

Glad I bought a bottle.

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Photo of btb5060
3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Allagash Midnight Brett from Allagash Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 720 ratings.
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