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RATINGS: 159   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 (1368) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (694) - 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 (2053) - 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 (4563) - 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 (3896) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (179) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ Quintessence 2014.
Super bonne à boire: une superbe découverte. Le nez est assez acidulé développant des effluves boisées de barrique, de fruits confits (cerise, orange, mandarine?) épicés (cannelle, anis, coriandre, cardamone,…?) quasi sans amertume. En bouche la gorgée est carrément crémeuse, et puis boisé laissant un grain de levure sur la langue. En arrière goût, les bretts poussent l’aventure plus loin en développant des arômes de fruit de mer, un goût micotique salé se terminant sur des notes acres, boisées qui assèchent la langue, et sont rêches au palais. Je reste avec un goût de levain dans la bouche et de pain d’épices.
Une bière assez capiteuse mais laissant aucune lourdeur bouche. Bel équilbre. Magnifique!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottled October 16, 2013.
Glass: Tired Hands wine glass.
Appearance: Nearly opaque deep ruby with a towering foamy and uneven tan head that sits around for a bit.
Aroma: Raspberry comes to mind immediately, mildly tart with hints of cherry and vinegar. The aroma is mild, but beautiful.
Taste: Slightly soapy with roasted malts and raspberry fighting for attention, winding up balancing each other. The finish is mild of roasted malts, slightly chalky. Mild tartness, but really mellow compared to the aroma.
Palate: Chalky and medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: I guess I was hoping more out of this, I would have loved this to lose the soapy qualities and for it to have some vinegar and tartness to it. Solid, I’d definitely buy again though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopwine (300) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Roasty, Brett, earthy nose. Flavor is same plus some hay, mild cherry, nutty, espresso, grainy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
The beer pours a dark maroon with brown sugar highlights, it forms a small head of fizzing lightly yellowed, tan bubbles with mild retention. In body, the beer is a dark, opaque murk. On the nose, the beer smells of bristling tannic oak with raisin and dark cherry accents and a hint of plums and chocolate. Subtle brown sugar softens the edges of the nose, as well. The beer unfurls more and more as it warms in the glass, and is full of quite a few layers of complexity. On the tongue, the beer begins as tart, nearly sour with fruity accents that unfurl and then are coated in thick roasted malt bitters. The finish is lightly dry and bitter. In flavor, the beer begins as tart dark cherry pie coated in dark sugar with hints of plum. These flavors unfurl into dark, caramelly bread with roasted coffee and burnt toast character. Slight bitter, herbal hops and oak tannin enter on the finish to give structure and further complexity to the sip. The aftertaste is of bitter roast and cherries. As the beer warms, the tart cherry flavors begin to blend in with the middle and finish of the sip, which is lovely. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium in body, with a strong carbonation that scrubs the tongue. Mouthfeel is luxurious and smooth, with a crisp bite from the carbonation. After the beer leaves, the mouth is left slightly dry, but with plenty of saliva on the edges of the tongue, and a slightly bitter stick to the tongue. Overall, this is a lovely dark sour with phenomenal funk and roast. If I had to label it, I would say more sour brown porter than sour stout, but honestly this beer defies modern categories; it’s a new style that needs to be further explored. This is a lovely sipper that could pair superbly with darker meats or chocolate raspberry desserts. This is a beer to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Sample at Boulevardia. Comes a hazy reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and malt. Taste is cherries, funk, malt, grain, and some spice. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings at RBSG - thanks again, @@ron, you TwoSipDip! Pours a deep plum color with a small off-white head. Aroma of nice berries, bretty funk, and florals - kind of sweet and jammy, like a berry pie in there. The flavor is more muddled, with bretty funk, berry fruits, wheat, rye, and sourdough. Earthy. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. A little bit of a letdown after the nose, but not bad.


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