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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
’06 Bottle: Courtesy of mgumby10...thanks Mike. Clear copper color with a minimal white head. Slightly boozy, notes of oak, caramel malt, hay and a slightly sour apple tone. Very smooth mouth feel, medium bodied...flavors consist of bready malts, oak and finishes with a mildly sour funk note. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Hazed peach body with a modest beige head. Seductive aroma hints of fruitiness as soon as the cork is removed. Notes of green apple, red grapes, kiwi, and strawberries are joined by oak tones and some subtle spices. Nice! Medium to light medium in body with zingy carbonation. Taste opens on a spicy note with a touch of hot alcohol. Brett notes quickly appear with a wet gravel taste and some funky wool. Underripe strawberry and kiwi provide fruit texture. Oak is subtle but noticed. Lemon pez candy and kiwi skin come back for the finish and aftertaste. Incredibly complex and one of the better efforts at an American wild ale.

   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle. Just reading my notes and remembering the beer makes me happy. Slightly hazy orange gold pour. Nice citrus and sweet malt aroma, with a good amount of other light fruits and some yeast. Similar flavors with some vinous tart notes and some light funky earthy yeasty notes that weren’t there in the aroma. Tart dry finish, a tad acidic. This was a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle at ZBF 06. Pours a clear golden, with a white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity and some spice. Taste is sour, fruity, some alcohol. medium body and a sour/fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (649) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
sour with things lf cinnamon, a bit of funk and nutmeg.  No head or lacing to speak of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Pours a dark amber with a white quickly disappearing head. The interlude is a mildly sour and sweet grape-like flavor. I like what this beer does, but it’s a little simple compared to the other beers in this lineup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
bottle, 2006. Pours a hazy amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma is decent - brett, orange peel, green pepper, slight spiciness, interesting light malt backbone that adds a pleasant sweetness. I thought this beer was way to acidic at first, but it grew on me. Lots of apple and grapefruit in the flavor - there’s a decent spicy component, but it seems to block some of the other complexities here. I can hardly taste any oak, and I don’t get any red wine flavors either, but maybe that’s a good thing. Decent finish, I wish there was a bit more bitterness, but that spiciness dominates. Overall, not bad, but not worth what I paid for it. Worth having once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Draft at Pony Bar UES. Pours slightly hazy reddish gold with medium white soapy head. Aroma is slighlty sour funk with some citrus notes. Taste is slightly sour, leathery, funky with notes of citrus, brett, oak and stone fruits. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (636) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottled. Pours a beautiful orange golden color with a persistent white/beige head around the edges. Looks awesome. Aroma is cherries, sour yeast, some funk, Brett is noticeable. Flavor is more Belgian strong ale. Definitely some sour and tart, cherry, wheat, tiny bit of banana. Really very good. Slightly tart finish. Sour notes really are delicate and prevalent without being overwhelming. The red wine barrels add a nice element as well. Very good.

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