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Interlude- somewhere between the leap and the landing. It’s a jazz solo, the riffing, the unexpected improvisation. Rooted in a Belgian theme, Interlude soars from a second fermentation with our own Brettanomyces yeast. Then takes five in French oak wine barrels that once cellared fine Merlots and Sirahs. And then bottle conditioning. In all, an outrageous effort to make a bottle of beer. But then, if you prefer to swing with magnificent red wine notes and funky farmhouse flavors dancing in the undercurrents of a crisp, remarkable brew, then Interlude has that thing. C’est le gout, toujours! It’s the taste that is always an adventure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Hazy orange body with a thin, tan head that quickly dissipates into the ether. The aroma is fantastic! Sweet, fruity and full of yeasty ester goodness. Lovely Brett stylings of hay, mango, vanilla, honey, vanilla, oak, earthy Noble hop resin, fresh dough, sweet oranges and some light spice like grains of paradise. The body is lively and fairly smooth considering the ample carbonation. The flavor is sweet up front with layered malt smoothed by oak and vanilla. The Brett adds a fruity, tart yeast element before a rather pronounced hop bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
interlude to cascade + upright tasting sessions - thanks minderbinder dawg (bro hymn anthem fading out). pours hazy golden orange with a nice white head, some retention/lacing. fruit salad, pineapple, pepper, other spices, spicy fruits, bit of tannins, dusty bretts. bright carbonation, light body - silky, nice relatively dry and lightly tannic finish. very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a veiled orange with a nice white head. Aroma is fruits, brown sugar, fruit pulp. Flavor is fruit, oranges, mango, pear, vanilla, candied sugar. Good bitter finish, herbal, citrus, dry, fine tartness. Lingering tartness. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1583) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours golden/orange with low white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, grapefruits, citrus. Taste is of fruits, wine, bretts. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Good. Extremely fruity; almost confusing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2012 bottle purchased at Nikki’s Liquors in Providence. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of funky brett, light wine and some berry. Sweet malt and berry flavor with funky brett character before a sweet grape finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2013
a 2005 bottle from sloth. cork goes pop re-leaving my fears that this may be flat. nose has light s’ice and funk. taste has major brett wrapped around a slick and caramel filled body. finish has some cinnamon and nutmeg. for a beer this old, it has held up nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap. Clear golden color with white head. Lemon, earthy barnyard, dry wood aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Tart citrusy flavors with barnyard piss and dung, dry wood, dusty pale malts----very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
December 2011. Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Sour aromas with yeast, spice, malt and some oak. Grassy and herbal flavors with a sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
pale in color, fairly clear. not much head, but perfectly carbonated. the brett character compliments the sourness, it definitely drinks smoothing for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (393) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
sour with things lf cinnamon, a bit of funk and nutmeg.  No head or lacing to speak of.

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