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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft from an Allagash event at Sam’s Quik Shop. Pour is dark brown with a modest dark beige head. Nose shows tart blueberries and chocolate malts. Hint of roast and blackberries as well. Taste blends tart, sweet, and dry well. Not overly complex, but much more refreshing than some wild ales, especially dark ones at 7.5%. Tasty.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3397) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
En fût à la brasserie. Une robe brune foncée. Un superbe nez de fruits noirs, bleuets (myrtilles), de vin rouge et d’écurie. Une bouche moins impressionnante que le nez avec du cuir, du tabac et un fond de cendrier qui me ramène à une époque où bien des gens ramassaient des points en fumant de Mark Ten. (vintage 2014)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3576) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Nez fruité de bleuets et de raisins bleus avec une présence feutrée de mats rôtis. En bouche, le fruit est aigre-doux et bien intégré aux céréales rôties qui offrent aussi une pointe cendrée/brûlée. En finale, la peau du fruit est rôtie et épicée/terreuse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Location: 375 ml bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 3/19/15, Bottled 6/16/14

Aroma: The nose is fairly sour, with dark fruit, coffee and chocolate, and a bit of wood
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a sheet of beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: It is nicely balanced between the sweetness and sourness (less sour than the aroma)
Palate: The body is medium, with a fairly lively carbonation, and a nice, cleaner finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty interesting beer, it comes off a little confusing, ultimately though, the whole combination works for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dr_Fellini (704) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is a pleasant funk, mildly sour, fruity. Flavor is pure band-aid. Really enjoyed the aroma, but not so much the flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2105 ed. Post Sweetwater bottle pop. Unfortunately, and I should have known better but this could use some serious time to develop. Not sour, but lightly fruity brett, kind of earthy/woody and hints towards funk, and slight cocoa. Everything here is a bit muted and needs some time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayb0 (1073) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
A disappointing effort from Allagash, I think the least favorite thing I’ve had from them. Not bad, drinkable for sure, but in no way great. It needs to be either more sour, more funky or more malty, it just left me feeling like the beer was sort of aimless, not really integrated, but packaged really well to make it expensive.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Great sour cherry nose but subtle. Pours dark with good sized head. Starts with a fruit cherry sour but ends with a dry smokey flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (1638) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
A unique sour belgium ale. Sour starts with a dry fruity and smokey finish. Smells like cherries. Had a bottle at feezors ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (184) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Pours a dark coffee color with a medium khaki head with a slight blue tinge. Aroma is of soil, maybe burnt jam. Flavor is extremely complex, licorice, leather, a slight smoky quality, cherries. A nice sour finish, with lingering smoke notes but not overpowering. Very good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (4317) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Currant, red grape, oak, and funk nose, equal proportions. Maroonish brown, clear, huge tan head, good lacing. Not at all tart like I expected. Briney oak and twigs. Root vegetable finish, beets are discernible. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. This is pretty awful. There’s no way that this is what the brewer intended.


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