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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


HonusWagner's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1432) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
A little malty, a bit fruity, slight amount of brett b funk but not too much. High carb. Solid, not spectacular.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1439) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
The beer pours dark brown, looks black in the shadows. Seems to be quite cloudy. The head is beige and smallish and shrinks to a thin coating of bubbles after a short period. The aroma is earthy, spicy and fruity with various funky yeast and malt notes floating around. There’s a light chocolate flavor. Deep herbal woodiness. Mild cinnamon and vanilla. Pretty big on dark cherries with some stone fruit and berries. Dusty but there’s bright sweetness just below the surface. The taste is dry with that same mix of brett fruit, spice, earth, herbal wood and darker malt sweetness. Threatens to get medicinal in the finish but stays away from any unpleasantness. More herbal in the taste. Fruit is still present but gets a bit overshadowed by that woodsy herbal note. Light feel but still quite creamy and not crisp or harsh. Interesting and better than expected from a dark brett beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1473) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey’s Allagash 5th Anniversary event. Black with light tan head. Aromas of Brett, chocolate, funk, floral notes. Tastes of roast, light tart notes, chocolate, spices, Brett, rye. Fruity notes seem to have faded. Medium body with a dry finish. Seems like I enjoyed it more now than the relatively fresh bottle I had in the past.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle: Pours a nice deep brown with a fading head and no much lace. The aromas are enjoyable enough with light horseblanket over charred and toasted malt, very faint tart fruits and even a dollop of citrus. However the palate is just a mudded boring toast and wheat husks with no acidity nor funk. The mouth feel is equally tepid, ashy and charred without the brightness to open it up. Perhaps the beer is in a state of flux and some more wild yeast character will show with age but for now this is quite meh. Or... perhaps after drinking wild ales for the late afternoon and through the evening this beer did not stand a chance?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2029) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of roasty malt, oak, funk and stone fruit. Taste is tart, funky brett, oak, roasty chocolate and plums. Very different, even for a dark sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Taco Mac "speakeasy" in Charlotte, which I didn’t even know existed. What a fantastic room and night. With all the rare beers available, I went right for this sour on draft. Darker than I thought, equal part roasty flavor mixed with the brett. Very good. Talked several casual beer drinkers into having this and none of them balked because it was too sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1314) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2014
Dark brown with a faint brown head. Smells like it is not dark at all. Loads of funk, tartness. Taste is tart, with some slight sour cherry notes. Dry with hints of sourness. Really good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (878) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma Brett, roasty, chocolate. Taste is very Bretta, roasty, dry, vanilla. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma: Dark Fruits, Brett Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Brett, Brown Bread, Mild Dark Fruits Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mild Drying

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at Churchkey during DC Craft Beer Week. Poured a dark cola brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was some sour notes, roasted malt, light coffee roast notes. Nice tartness, sour cherries. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4193) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Light bretta mixes pretty well with roast aroma here . Pours black with decent head and lacing. Light tart and bitter finish. Some citrus. Good package. Tap at Churchkey.


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