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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Interlude- somewhere between the leap and the landing. Itís 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. Cíest le gout, toujours! Itís the taste that is always an adventure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2007
Bottle, Olfestival. Pours a lovely hazy golden color, with a medium white head. Aroma is quite tart, bit hoppy, fruity, cask wood, cheesy. Slight sour taste, bit citrus, cheese. Something in between a gueuze and a saison. Bit dry palate. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScoWRee (414) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus , hops, malt. Taste is hoppy almost like a champagne, a little spice, Reminds me of Christmas. Very Nice!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 750ml 2006 bottle. aged 6-9mns. pours cler amber-gold with white head. nose has sweet pear, white wine, brett, pepper, and sorta musty. flavor has nice brett, pear, slightly sweet with caramels, subtle white wine finish, slightly fizzy. alcohol is well hidden. finishes a little too sweet and not crisp enough. sorta wish this was more like 5-7%abv. very tasty though.4.1.

1/20/08, 2006 vintage, aged about 18 months. this really isnít a brett bomb and the wine notes seems to have aged out a bit. subtle sweetness throughout, dry funky, subtle, and balanced. fun to drink, tasty, but iím not sure how special this really is. 4.0.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
750 ml bottle. I wasnít even paying attention and andrew asked if I wanted some of this sure I reply not even knowing what it was. wow, big thanks drewbeerme. Oaky nose sour malts lemon citrus, green grapes, dust. Hazy orange yellow tall white head. A little overcarbonated but it leads to a nice oaky sour grape flavor with a little earthy wood finish. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 6, 2007
A very vinous ale, primary tastes of sparkling white wine or Champagne, except a bit more malty and fruity ( green apples, spices and caramel) and a tad sweet at the begining. The first sip is very acidic and even metalic, but this passes and becomes a nice drinkable ale or should i say champagne? It finishes buttery and dry with a light oak aftertaste. The palate was a bit fizzy and twingy. Intresting but absolutltey not worth the high price!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Botolph (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Another terrific beer from Allagash. The nose indicates the oak aging immediately and itís not hidden in the palate either. A very tasty, tangy beer. I had it on tap. I think it could benefit from a little time in a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
bottle, 2006. Pours a hazy amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma is decent - brett, orange peel, green pepper, slight spiciness, interesting light malt backbone that adds a pleasant sweetness. I thought this beer was way to acidic at first, but it grew on me. Lots of apple and grapefruit in the flavor - thereís a decent spicy component, but it seems to block some of the other complexities here. I can hardly taste any oak, and I donít get any red wine flavors either, but maybe thatís a good thing. Decent finish, I wish there was a bit more bitterness, but that spiciness dominates. Overall, not bad, but not worth what I paid for it. Worth having once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerist (14) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2007
2006 - 750ml. Pours a applejuice-golden color. Fizzy white head lasts for only a little while, but then descends to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is brett and a touch of green apple. Taste is slightly alcoholic with a notable brett presence. Apples/fruit are also evident as are some saison-like spices. Itís a little hot overall in the finish, but not bad. This almost has a hint of a standard Fantome taste, IMO. Palate is a little thin and fizzy. Overall, this is a good beer. Nothing mind blowing, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2007
750ml Bottle: Very complex aroma is neither sweet nor bitter. I smell Marsalla wine, cloves, oak, light tannins, dark fruit, and a little malt. Poured amber in color with a small off-white head that diminished quickly. No lacing. Clear but hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is a little sweet and a bit tart but not bitter. Flavor is very complex. Starts a little sweet and fruit-like; then it becomes funky like blue cheese or Gorgonzola; finally itís woody and buttery. Very different combination of flavors for this palate. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, buttery finish. Overall, the butter and Gorgonzola really throw me off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2007
A vagrant fruit fly honed in on this as soon as I cracked it--always a good sign in my experience.Orange-amber body with moderate carbonation and a fading, sudsy white head. Great nose with prominent vinous-brett characters with notes of grapes, sour apples, grapefruit, and faint caramel. Nice tangy, briny qualities in the flavor with notable tartness and subdued oak like a well-oaked wine. Firm beer with qualities of tart fruit, ample bitterness, and caramelized fruit and malt sweetness. Nice Flemish sour and wine highlights here. Great beer.

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