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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2005 bottle picked up at Julios, from the stash in the back. $16 before the discount though. Poured a cloudy golden body with a huge frothy head. Aroma had quite a bit of everything. Spices and the bret yeast were most obvious, along with some pepper. Oaky notes are here, but not obvious or anything like Curieux. Finally there were minor notes of caramel and sugar. Whoa, quite a bit of complexity here. The flavors didn’t come together as well as I hoped but it was a lot better than their other oak beers I’ve had so far. If this aged it would probably be phenominal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 2005 Bottle - Golden straw color. Nice use of Brett in the nose balances with light strawberry, pear and apple fruitiness. Nice level of vanillan oak as well in the nose. Classic, creamy mouthfeel. The body is light, tart, sweet and really drinkable. More fruitiness blends with sublte oak and sherry notes in the body. Yum, yum this is another great one from Allagash.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2006
2005 bottle. Nice aroma, a little bit fruity and yeasty. The color was a clear gold/yellow. The flavor was somewhat complex, there was apple and some sugars there. It was very much like a dry cider from Brittany. The mouthfeel was very light with a pleasant bitterness at the finish. This beer was very easy to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Transparent and magnifying orangish-brass in color with a sudsy & clinging white wrung around the edges and only a spackle & sheaf on top. Aroma is just about as good as it gets. Souring chardonnay with an oaken underlay, lemon peel, sweet mandarin, sour apricots, and nutmeg & anise on lavender. Complexity is key here. Smooth oak appetencies line the mouth by means of flavor. Lemon rinds give an acidic sweetness while mushy bananas (easy on the sugar) help to round it out. Vanilla and cloves help with the smoothing, yet, lest to say, the chardonnay & pinot grape-like flavors pull the ale in a significantly souring manner. Orange and cotton blossoms impart a pillowy floralness with substance. Pepper, lilacs, coriander, lemon chiffon and winey oak keep adding nuances. Effervescence is at its zenith, invoking enjoyable titillations when parried with the margarine-like coating of the mouth. Complexity and perplexity intertwine. Styrian hop bite comes in on the backend, pursued by pepper, clover, oak and orange blossoms for the grand finale. Big thanks to tpkenned for landing me a bottle!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2006
750 split with and provided by gputty. My GOD, I love this beer! Clear burnt orange pour, dense light beige head. Dense veil of white lace. Sweet, fruity nose - white grape, honeysuckle, sweet and sour brett. Wine notes are there, but blunted. The brett is soft in the mouth, a sweet funky muted tart flavor. Oak notes are there, as are berries and a mild tannic quality. Fantastic integration!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2006
From 750. Pours a deep amber orange with wispy off-white head. Nose is Brett, with light fruit undertones and a floral bouquet, like walking through a flower garden. Flavor starts sour and ends dry. In the foreground is more Brett, with wine in the background and light fruits underneath. Palate is wonderfully carbonated to let all the flavors dance together. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2006
2005 bottling, Sampled May 2006
As I pour this beer I get an intense, bright, fruity aromatic note that most reminds me of strawberries. The beer appearance is an orangish, red-gold color, fairly hazy and topped by a frothy tan colored head. The up front fruitiness, while still in the nose, is drowned out by the austere, funky Brett notes in the main nose of this beer. Notes of berries intermingle with notes of earth and damp wood, as well as a note of sour acidity that is almost, though not quite, reminiscent of lemons. The intense fruitiness is really the striking thing, at least to me, about the aroma the typical funky Brett notes are of course here, but that intense, sweet berry fruit character is quite a pleasant balance to the funkiness.

The taste is initially pretty darn tart. I was not expecting this level of sour, though it is quite mild for most intentionally soured beers, but not necessarily ones that advertise the use of Brettanomyces. Again that berry note is here in the taste, it starts up in the middle of a quaff and lingers on through to the finish. Notes of green grapes and tart apples join the fresh berry notes to round out the fruit flavors that I find in the flavors. I wonder if the berry notes are from the aging in the wine barrels, but it seems so vibrant that I am just not convinced that it is from the wine barrel aging. The beer is fairly light, especially when one considers the alcohol content, and is easily quaffed, yet tends to linger and lightly stick to the palate. Of course there is a solid Brett character here as well, though it is not as prominent in the flavor as it was in the nose. Notes of musty cobwebs linger on almost ephemerally in the mouth as sharp almost urea-like notes cut through, but can not quite vanquish them entirely.

What an enjoyable brew this is. The balance of this beer is enlightening; fresh vibrant fruit notes intermingle with the funky wild yeast notes and provide an entirety to this tipple that the individual components could not hope to achieve.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2529) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 I brought this bottle to Dickinsonbeer’s Pre-TAP gathering. Murky orange translucent color, cant see through the beer. The aroma - SOUR. I mean thats what it is. The flavor a lot more subdued. Effervescent. Good aftertaste, no bitterness. Smooth, medium body.

On tap at Blind Tiger, I think this batch was a bit too young. It had a young sourness that was still too wrapped up in a kind of biscuit herbalness. It comes of as half-sour kind of thing. But with time I think this will turn into a better sour brew, seems bottle may be a better medium for this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
"Solid beer. Poured a dark amber color with not much head, and didn’t lace. The aroma was amazing citrus fruits, oak, grapes. Flavor was solid as well cherries vanilla oak little funk in the aftertaste. Very complex and very well done."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2006
Poured into a wine glass a burnt orange that leaves a white lace on top of the glass. There is a slight cascade in the body from carbonation. The smell is horse blanket, very vinos, with some fruit essence. The taste is sweet a slight hop citrus profile but dominated by a wine (tannin) quality. Finishing fruity, with a grape, sweet fruit balance. I paired this beer with a grilled steak and artichokes. The savory flavors in the steak really went well with the fruit, tannin, qualities in the beer.


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