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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Pale amber pour with small head. Spicy aromas; cinammon & cumin. Mellow taste, much more mild than I expected. No alcohol presence. Interesting to try but would not buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2007
WOW, nit sure i have to many oak aged belgians. Pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a froathy white head. Aroma is full of malts, fruits and yeast. Flavor is sweet, oaky with a slight sourness to it. very nice indeed.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 This wonderful brew was shared with ross. It pours a cloudy orange with a nice lasting white head. Smell is oak and tart fruits. The aroma is very pleasing actually. Taste is mellow funk with some spicy notes comming in before the fruitiness of pears come in. I liked this stuff alot and will buy again if I can find it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Cloudy orange colour with an off white head. Malty, yeasty aroma with a fruity note. Malty, sweet flavor with a yeasty and light perfume note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
My favorite of the barrel aged beers from Allagash that iíve tried. Some of the others have had too much oak character and they taste like you are drinking beer out of a freshly cut oak mug, this one was a bit more subtle, but the oak was still plenty strong. Pours golden orange with a soapy white head. Dry and spicy with an intersting winey note. I donít taste much of the bretts, not much dry earthy funk, but a light sour quality shows in the finish. Notes of apple and pear go well with the winey flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2542) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2007
(2005 Vintage) Good sized offwhite head of big fluffy bubbles. Reduces kind of quickly but has good carbonation to keep a thin wisp of foam on the surface. Tart and wet red oak aroma. Some fruit (sour cherries) and some light and crisp grassy notes. Hint of sharp and stinky cheese. Color is a bright reddish orange. Light crisp and tart with a succulent fruity flavor (definate vinuous notes) that makes the mouth salivate. More wet red oak and sourness. Sourness lasts through late swallow and leaves with a distince ethanol flavor. Quite strong actually and a little overpowering. A very good belgian that is kind of a mix between a golden belgian strong ale and a flemmisg sour ale. Kind of has the better qualities of both. Another top class brew from Allagash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerpirate (14) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Pours cloudy amber with an off white, mostly diminishing head. Slighlty sour wine flavors.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. This is my favorite Allagash beer. Pours a cloudy orange color with a big bubbled roustabout head. Amazing think about this beer is that it has just about every aroma and flavor in the book. The version I had was called Kriek Interlude and had the requisite cherry infusion. Lots of tannins and wine flavors to boot. Complex with some tripel characteristics, this one is hard to taxify.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2007
2006. Gold in color to the point of being orange, slightly hazy, lots of fat bubbles rising through the body, and a bone-white head that colladsed quickly. Nose is definite Brett...lots of bubblegum but somewhat unidimensional in that sense. Flavor has the Brettanomyces overtones of the aroma but with a nice, honey-like malt base and some definite clay-like earthiness not unlike a good red wine that shows its terroir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Ross has a little beer boner for this stuff. He found a good deal on it and I got this thing in a trade. So for 700, I thought I would celebrate the Bears NFC Championship with this one. Pours a hazy orange amber with a nice retentive white head with gold hues. Tons of carbonation bubbles stick to the glass. Aroma of yeast, clove, brett, apple, with a little oak in the background. More alcohol comes out in the aroma as it warms. Boy, the texture is very soft and thin, but it works in the beers favor because it allows more flavors to come forward. Organic flavors of yeast, apple, honey, and clove. All of those flavors are balanced by a subtle and pleasant tartness. The soft oak woodiness comes out on the finish, joined by some faint bitterness and a touch of warming alcohol. This is a great beer, and very easy to drink. 2006 bottle. My wife liked this one too. Thanks Ross....dick!

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