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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2007
This is one of the most peculiar yetr amazing beers I have ever had. I read quite a few reviews going into this, and yet Iím still perplexed by this beer. It poured an overly attractive amber/pumpkin with beautiful a white head and soft steady lacing. The smell is truffels, champagne, slight alcohol permeate heavily with this beer. The taste is sweet and sour with grapes, slight honey, mushrooms, wood, like a muscato dií asti. This beer is a king in itís class, absolutely enigmatic and amazing all at the same time.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - JAN 16, 2007
A very delightful sour beer. Very refreshing to drink one. Two would be over the top though. Deep golden color. Huge frothy head. Hard to find out west as it no longer is on the local beer shelves. Saved this bottle for well over a year so it had some time to age. The wild belgian yeast had a good amount of time to do its work.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle shared by OhioDad, thanks! Pours golden with a off white head. Aroma of brett, sour, yeast, oak, and a tinge of vanilla. Flavors present were yeast, sour, lemon zest some oak and caramel. Light body with a lively carbonation and a sour finish. Pretty nice stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
2005 vintage 750 mL bottle via trade with beastiefan2k. Pours bright copper with a small fizzy off-white head, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, bread, meal), average hops (fruit, lemon, citrus), average yeast (dough, earth, must) with notes of oak, tart green fruit and honey. Light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness, average duration; tart citrusy fruit and musty oak, straw malt flavor, hint of alcohol. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation and a metallic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Persistant creamy head. Very interesting aroma, a harmony of the Brett and wine barrels, a bit reminicent of a lambic. Quite flavorful yet light. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
A cidery aroma and appearance, something Cantillon. Some lace. But more enjoyable on the palate, malt and incredibly subdued from being wild and funky. Wine and woody taste, an easy drink, far better accompanied by food. Spicy and herbal.Not sweet,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
I got this in trade a while ago but I canít remember who it came from.. It was either porterhouse or hopdog I think.. Either way thanks! - Pours amber with a short offwhite head and lots of lace. Aromas of yeast, good caramel sweetness a touch of oak and some definite brett. Flavor is oak, brett, caramel, and some dusty notes. Good carbonation soft mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Rating #700 Murky amber body with a small off-white head. The aroma is horsey, pineapple, grapefruit, bread and oak. The flavor is heavy handed on the oak and vanilla, bread, pear and apple. Medium/light body with lively carbonation, very dry with a tart finish. The only thing holding this beer back is the over barreling of the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle: Gold, nice head and lacing. Nose of fresh spicy orange and pilsner malt. Nice herbal character. The flavor is strong, nice alcohol, creamy malting with sweetness and a nice hop overtone. Very nice balanced belgian style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2006 bottle: apple skins, grapes,light citrus hops, oak, brett, spices, alcohol. Not as smooth as I remember it in 2005, but still a decent BSA and a nice offering from Allagash. Maybe this would be better in a couple years? Seems kinda hot right now. A little over-priced, but I bought it anyway.


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