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RATINGS: 696   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
A golden ale with moderate carbonation and no head retention. Soft aroma of fruity bubble gum with 50% more grape sticks! A soft cidery aroma was noticed by the end of the bottle. The flavor is clean and boozy with slightly woody red grape notes and a hint of malt. Smooth. Mild sweetness. Low bitterness. The brett provides a mild tangy quality, but no barnyard which is fine. Overall it’s good, but slightly disappointing given the price tag. It could be a little more robust in aroma and flavor, but it isn’t weak. It does nice things to my throat and tongue and tastes better as I near the end of the bottle. I’d probably like it more, if I had another bottle.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (204) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2013 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with not much head. Aroma of hay, oak, funk, and some sweet wine. Taste follows the nose and is nice and tart and sour. This felt more like a sour to me than a Belgian strong, but everyone has different tastes. Medium to light body, crisp, and a smoot yet dry finish to it. Absolutely wonderful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeahler (41) - USA - AUG 27, 2014
Tap. Nice color, bright orange. Small ring of off white head. Little heat on the nose, white wine, sour. Delicious stuff, really glad I tried it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (898) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bière orangée, voilée, peu mousseuse et légèrement effervescente. Le nez est farouche et sauvage; on a juste envie d’y tremper les lèvres avant que la bête ne s’échappe! En bouche, c’est buccal. Plus sérieusement, c’est jovial. L’acidité nous saisit avant de nous chuchoter «ne crains rien, je vais y aller doucement». On y retrouve le côté charnu d’un bon vin rouge (un vin charnu, évidemment) et l’acidité vivifiante d’un vinho verde (c’est fou ce que des levures un peu folle et un baril peuvent conférer à une bières). C’est acide sans être sur, mais c’est sûr que c’est délicieux du début à la fin (et principalement au milieu...)

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chunqi (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
The wine barrels add a nice depth of flavor. Great sour finish. Looks great and tastes even better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Almost more of some kinda imperial sour. Flavor is everyplace from tropical fruit to cookies. Really neat beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2009 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is strong wood, brett, funk, and grape. Thick mouthfeel with strong funk, oak, and vinous flavor. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeLuke23 (76) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2013 bottle. Good stuff here. The Brett adds that fruity pebbles thing. Nice wine like tannins. Good Barrel Character. Really nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
750ml bottle, October 2012 vintage. Some sour tartness in the aroma and taste, but not like a true sour or lambic. Good balance between the Brett, malt and sour tang. Medium body, lots of head and lively. Overall, could be a gateway from Belgians to sours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle pour. Amber with active head. Very sour nose with a healthy amount of funk. Well balanced body follows. Oak notes and a solid brett presence. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (233) - - MAY 27, 2014
On tap. Clear amber color, minimal White head. Grapes very apparent in Nose. Taste is cider-like, with a short sour finish. Medium body, average carbonation.


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