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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2006
Crisp, Dry and Glorious. The lack of tartness makes this a unique creation. The wood gives it texture and the brett some lively aroma. Every sip is perfectly in balance. The volume of ingredients doesn’t overwhelm, but the refinement in the process makes this a jewel. Thank you BeerYum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy and cloudy amber color ale with a medium white bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma of Brett is quite strong with some sourness and some sweet white wine characteristic. Taste is quite sour with some tart and oak flavouring. The wine oak aging can definitely be notice but does not overtake the beer. Funky Brett brings a nice finish to this beer. Alcohol is not noticeable but I’m not sure that the high level of ABV really brings anything more to this beer and would probably have preferred a slightly lower ABV (6.5%-7.5%). Another great American wild ale that even though is excellent is still one notch below the RR Temptation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1103) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2009 Rerate: Had this recently and have to knock it down slightly. Seemed a bit over wooded taking away some of the balance. Ɣ.2 to 3.8) Fabulous beer by Allagash. Creamy, delicate but with a big vinous nose and character throughout. Earthy but nothing overwhelms the perfect balance. Extremely sneaky 9.5% given away only by the quickly dissipating head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Pours slightly hazy with a small head that dissapears quick.Has some citrus flavor to it and the alcohol is not noticable.Finishs clean and refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 26, 2006
750 ml bottle (2005), corked and caged, from Julios in Westboro, MA (Feb 2006). Luminous maple-bronze, slightly oily-translucent, with fine hints of yeast flecking, it is topped by a fragile white large-bubbled fizzy head that leaves scant scraps of lacing...the nose is huge and strong, a mix of old wine in the musty damp cellar and fresher barnyard and spice scents, all floating in a sweaty, leathery bath....tart brett is certainly evident at the front of the palate, but sour lactic qualities and musty grains dominate, with light citric qualities appearing late and touches of caramel also present in the moderately carbonated, somewhat slick body....peppery, dry and somewhat mineralic/metallic at the finish, the alcohol is barely noticeable....aromatic compounds gel much better as it warms, but I feel this will come together better with a little more time in the bottle. Pretty damn interesting as a work in progress.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
750ml. bottle. Hazy orange color with a decent off white head that lasted. Really nice funky aroma of Brett, oak, peach and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Flavor was unfortunately sweeter than expected, as I would have preferred a more tart beer. Still tasted very good with some tropical fruits, oak, vinegar, Brett and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Nice copper color. Small white head on top. Whistling and crizzling fizzy carbonation. Intense grapefruit, orange and yeast nose- as it warms up some marcipan traces come through too. Tiingles the tip of the tongue. Fruity, apricot taste- medium intense. Ncie and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Hazy apricot. Thin but resiliently creamy and rocky white foam. Musty and irony aroma with hints of honeydew melon, mace, wool, straw, brett, and buttered oak. Soft carbonation gently prickles the palate. Understatedly sharp, initially, with an herbal snap of yeast blanketed by a pillow-soft malt and buttery oak foundation. Brett character is short-lived, but packs enough force to cut the softness, depositing dusty crushed-mineral grittiness to the prominent malt huskiness. Lightly toasted hay harmonizes with the buttery oak. Immensely juicy and vinous, but the presence of tannins is minimal, which allows a supple medley of tropical fruitiness to glow. Carbonation softens and the silkiness peaks at higher temperatures. Malt character is exceptionally focused, rich and bright, and accentuates a late hint of tart pineapple as the flavors evolve. Finishes much fluffier than it is dry, with full-fledged pepper dusted malts and lingering bandage phenols. Just a superb beer that’s highly appetizing due to the subtle acidity and fairly light weight, but equally satisfying due to the restrained dryness and assertive malt richness. More sour depth is all this really needs. Thanks, Clark!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006
Cleam amberish-yellow beer with creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity and soft lactic. In the nose the touches of peaches and apricots are working well with the fine hints of flowers and the wood accents. The taste is well balanced, and is a good comprmise with the fruity side and the wood. The lactic part is bringing a nice freshness in the brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2006
Yeasty nose, lactic and funky already. Dark copper color, fizzy foamy head (really fizzy). Sweet heavy body, orange and apricot tastes. Just enough lactic sourness to counter the sweetness. Spicy end. Complex for sure and a good balance. Something "New World-ish" about it.

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