JAXSON (531) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2009 Pours a great hazy peach color. Aroma is brett, alot of oak and dry red wine. Flavor is really nice: more oak, peaches, red wine, with a great dry, tart finish. Peach skins and cherry skins. Younger bottles show more bready qualities, sourness increases quite a bit with age. This beer tastes alot like Russian River Temptation. Mouthfeel is creamy and lush. Loved it!
brigg (524) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750 ml bottle) Opaque orange body with thin off-white head that leaves lace on the glass . Aroma is medium sweet and tart; citrus, vinegar, wine, metallic. Flavor is very tart all the way with fruity, metallic taste, but with the alcohol becoming more apparent on the finish; finishes like a smooth red wine. Oak is present but very subdued and smooth. Medium bodied and slight effervescence. Very excellent.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 Dec 2007 bottle. pours a amber with very little head. aroma is more a sirah than anything else, with a little oak and sweetness as well. mouthful is almost champagne like with a softer fizz. it is hard to believe there is no grapes in the wurt. the oak jumps out when more time is placed between sips. very enjoyable... at $19 a bottle i was hoping this was epic, but i think i would buy this again... even at this ridicules price.
2009 bottling... just as good... mmmmm
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a unfiltered dark yellow color with a fizzy white head. Has some lacing. Has hints of sour fruits, spices. Finishes with a tart taste on the tongue.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with a decent size white head. Aromas of sweet fruits,oak,and some alcohol. Sweet to bitter. Light to medium bodied. Would not buy again due to its $23 price tag. But overall a nice beer.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samís Downers Grove
January 2007 Bottling
Interlude poured a hazy copper that glowed orange when held to the light. A 1 finger white head formed on the pour that faded to a thin cap with chunky edges. Minimal slow rising carbonation bubbles. Leaves chunky drink lines after each sip.
Scent begins with goldenrod and that barnyard funkiness. Mild tart cherries and a touch of lemony citrus. Maybe itís my imagination but when I take deep whiffs I pick up mild oak. Very complex aromas that Iíve only scratched the surface on.
The flavor is more complex than the aroma. Things begin with a slight lemon rind bitterness. Mid palate I get hit with a wave of that funkiness along with hay. Mild citric flavors come through toward the end finishing up with orange rind and a solid hop snap on the swallow. Again, Iíve only scratched the surface on the complexity of flavors.
Lighter body with a slight stickinesson the tongue. Mild alcohol on the swallow as this beer warms.
The flavor makes this an easy drinker but the complex flavors will wear out the tastebuds.
A truly complex beer with a great idea behind it. Iím looking forward to trying Allagashís other special releases. A really great concept behind this beer that I look forward to drinking again.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006. Gold in color to the point of being orange, slightly hazy, lots of fat bubbles rising through the body, and a bone-white head that colladsed quickly. Nose is definite Brett...lots of bubblegum but somewhat unidimensional in that sense. Flavor has the Brettanomyces overtones of the aroma but with a nice, honey-like malt base and some definite clay-like earthiness not unlike a good red wine that shows its terroir.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - AUG 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBFí09. Hazy dark golden with barely no head but a thin veil. Strong and nice funky nose, vinous, wood and frui with some alcoholic hints. Flavour is sweet caramel, fruity with a lovely sourness, woody. A very nice brew indeed.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a very nice effervescent hazy reddish orange color with a 1 inch light tan head. Aroma is loads of fresh green fruits with a bit of barrely funk and a slight sweet tartiness. Flavor is full and refreshing with a mellow sourness, a good deal of funk, fresh fruits like pears and some citrus, a bit of oak and some tannins. Medium bodied with just a touch too much carbonation, it seems. Finishes deliciously dry.
lefossoyeur (482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Vintage. pours a clear saturated golden, with a small white lace. Lovely nose, fruity some lactic-caprylic notes. Nice sourness bite, fruity, the oak is showing out nicely, in balance, some residual sweetness but alcohol very well hidden for 9,5%. Very good funky beer