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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft at Rustico Alexandria, 4 ounce pour. Hazy golden yellow color with an off-white head. Aromas of tart fruit, vinegar, wine. Tastes of tart fruit, vinegar, red wine. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Draft at the growler NYC. Pours a bright Rex color with glowing transparency to it. Slightly Puckery and tartish with an easy drinkabiloty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2008 Bottle, thanks Mike! Hazy Amber, thin tan head. Nose is cherry Brett, vanilla, alcohol, nice caramel. Flavor follows, cherry, vanilla, caramel and some persisting booze. Finish is perhaps a bit thin from the alcohol but still Damn nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1064) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Not quite getting the hype here. A little thin but manages to hide the 9% extremely well. Really smooth but lacking slightly in the flavor department for me. Solid but a touch overrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Tap at Capones Annual Black Friday event, Norristown PA, 29/11/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white covering that dissipates to edgework. Nose is dark fruit, straw, lemon sherbet, bitter orange, brown sugar. Taste comprises tangy apricot, pineapple, tarte orange rind, citric dipped straw, light caramel notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonaion, dry closure with yeasty and bitter tropical notes in the finale. Decent tarte Belgian affair with a little booze, the 9% is well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3232) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle thanks to lukaduke. Thanks man! Pours a semihazy copper with a white head of foam. Fair retention. The aroma is somewhat tart, yeasty, oaky, and sweet. Tastes more sweet and oaky than anything. The wine comes across as a tannic finish. Medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
I had the 09 and 11 side by side. A: Amber, Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing (both beers) S: 09 Wine Barrels, 11 Wine Barrels and Brett T: 09 Wine, Tart Cherries, 11 Brett, Wine, Cherries M: Decent Carbonation (both), Medium Bodied, Tart, 11 Mild Funky Overall, the 11 is a better beer IMO but both are solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1865) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours slightly hazy orangish amber with medium white head. Nice brett aroma, medium body, medium carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is fruit (pear and some orange), brett, some oak, some vinous flavors, and semi-dry finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (519) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
Alla spina. Birra di stampo belga arrichita con fermantazione con brettanomices. Di difficile catalogazione.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
October 2012 bottle (11 months old).
Appearance: The body is amber with a light haze. The head is short and thin with poor retention. This isnít a very appealing beer.
Aroma: The aroma is slightly of red wine vinegar with hints of cherry and a backing of lightly tart lemon and leather, there are also hints of oak tannins and dry red wine. The aroma is mild, but smells nice.
Taste: The intro is of tannins, dry red wine and hints of alcohol, but it is taken over by leathery and dry Brett. Oak is big throughout, but not overbearing and the Brett has really taken hold. The finish is of Brett, alcohol and tannins, hints of cherry, with a light warming sensation lingering.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: I remember liking this a lot more, I remember a lot more fruitiness of cherries and a lot more sweetness along with hints of sour. I need to try this fresher, before the Brett has changed this too much. This is still a good beer, just not something I would pay $20 for in this state.

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