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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. 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.

Quasimodo's rating

   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 itís good, but slightly disappointing given the price tag. It could be a little more robust in aroma and flavor, but it isnít weak. It does nice things to my throat and tongue and tastes better as I near the end of the bottle. Iíd probably like it more, if I had another bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (5915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Slightly hazy copper with no head. Lovely red starburst aroma with a wee kiss of trippel yeast. The flavor is a bit acidic and boozy. Woody, cherry, red wine, and boozy trippel malts/yeast. Dry throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (6690) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
19/VII/15 - 75cl bottle @ Velootje (Gent) - BB (or bottled?): IX/2010 (2015-945) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit oxidized, malty, some orange peel, very aged. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sourish start, bit lemony, cardboard, oxidized. Aftertaste: lemony touch, bitter, bit dusty, funky. Looks like that brett didnít get a chance to do much over the years. Pasteurised? No fermentable sugars left? Who shall tell...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1374) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to tulip Lemon, yeast, and a touch of caramel. Cloudy amber with a ringed head. Taste is lemon, and a bunch of other cool stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle - Nice funky stone fruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet stone fruit and a long sweet candy peach finish. Light, sweet and some mellow tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8205) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by dfearnly. Medium orange, bright and fruity, lightly funky, refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Amber with white head. Peppery funky aroma, gummy sweets, peach. Taste is fruity, sweets, haribo, caramel, peach. Dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Gorgeous caramel color, slightest hint of sour yeast on the nose. Palate is slightly sour lemon, evolving into pear, hints of caramel and toasted oak underneath. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (164) - - MAY 20, 2015
Pours is cloudy dark orange red, fizzy thin white head, gone quickly. Nose is raspberry, oak, brett funk. Taste brings raisins, tart cherry, more oak, hints of vanilla/caramel. Reasonably sweet with mild tartness. Quite nice, and really complex, but Iíd prefer more sour and less oak. But that is just personal preference--it is beautifully executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2012 Interlude draft @ Midway Pub. Loads and loads of brett here. Lots of fruitiness. Oak, sweet. belgian yeast, tid bit funky, caramel. Ok. But I have come to learn that I am not a huge fan of just brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 3, 2015
light amber-gold with a dusting of medium coarseness white head. Aroma is tart raspberry and cherry, a touch of pickle and a hint of horse and moderate citrus, but not in the hoppy way. Body is medium-medium-light, oily, (surprisingly heavy given the style.) Flavor is that taste thatís leftover in your mouth after youíve had orange juice, tart cherry, light grass. a short pulse of crisp bitterness electrifies the back/sides of my palate in the finish. Nice. Nothing amazing. I wish I didnít have a (mild) cold so I could see if I was missing anything... Definitely on the tart side. The wine barrels make it reminiscent of something thatís not here... cool!

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