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RATINGS: 681   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 (2/23/08, 750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Given how much as my wife and I loved this beer the first time we tried it, I had to acquire another bottle from that initial batch, which we let sit for far too long (even though part of the delay was due to Kathy getting pregnant and then being a nursing mother). Aroma is medium sweet, the brett is stronger than the wine now, but there’s still some pear/cabernet sauvignon, together with some tropical fruit, funk, light lemon. Taste is mild sweet, oaky white wine, some Brett, berry, tropical fruit. Some alcohol warming in the finish. Medium-full body with some syrup, light acidity. With the disappearance of the red wine characteristics, my appreciation of this beer is sadly diminished. Nevertheless, it still is a lovely beer. (8/4/7/4/15)

(2/4/06, 750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Cloudy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous (grape, plum, some cherry, light tannins), light duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, vinous (merlot), some oak, brettanomyces, dusky, white grape. Very fruity, and the brett imparts a white wine characteristic. Medium body, some effervescence. Truly a fusion of beer and wine -- unique just how much the wine qualities are imparted in this beer, well beyond what a wine cask can provide. (9/3/8/4/17)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
@Toronado–on tap-pours an off white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is tart/sour lemon, light malt. Taste is lemon/grass, yeast, sweet light malt mid-palate. Finishes dry and tart. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: April 05, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear amber, almost headless
Aroma: big tart green apple aroma
Body: thin body
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of tartness with out much flavor, nice appley character

Date: June 27, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, lots of wild funk
Flavor: funky flavor, nice wild brett, light oak adds a light bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Orange with a small but lasting white head. Aroma has hints of lambic, as well as oak and pineapple. Flavour has acid, lambic notes, and a lasting dry finish.
Cask at GBBF 2009: Exactly the same numbers, still a yummy funky beer.
2009 bottle - RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Almost the same numbers, funk and pineapple in the notes.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007. Pours a little hazy orange with a thin film head. Aroma has caramel and a distinct sourness. Flavour has half a second of sweetness, then an acidic sourness takes over - actually very poor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle - 2007 January. Slight explosion of cork. Aroma is Iightly sour in an apple way. The color is a slightly hazy orange tinged amber. The white head left very quickly. Lots of tiny bubbles. Thinnish body with very mild carbonation (surprising, given the explosive cork removal.) It is well carbonated, it just is that there is no bite whatsoever. The flavor is sour woody, with some citrus, and some caramel malt floating along in the complexity. It is mildly astringent, and some bitter seems to complement the sour. Really very tasty. With the astringency it does resemble a red wine with wood or tannin. Very good ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle. Deep golden. Quite fruity and hoppy bit spiced aroma. Flavour is fruity and hoppy, alcoholic and yeasty. Bitter alco finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. brett notes. Moderate malty and hoppy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. White wine brett notes. Average light bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bomber corked bottle. Poured a deep amber with a small rocky off-white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Heavy tart fruity and cask aroma. Medium body with an oily texture. Good complex tart fruity with a small bitter finish of long duration.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2009
750 ml bottle, 2007, courtesy of Ken and Rick at Über in Seattle. Full bodied sweet sour Flemish red, in the style of Rodenbach, but less oaky. A nice one, if you like the style.


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