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.
lefossoyeur (490) - 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
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.
Advocate_Ames (479) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice yeast aroma mixed with a tart fruitiness. There is subtle oak and wine scent that also appears in the flavor. The interlude is complex. A nice dryness develops. It affects the palate but not harshly. I really enjoyed this beverage.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2010 On draft at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens for Oakquinox (Escondido, CA): Last beer of many for the night. Pours a slightly cloudy burnt orange with a light halo of bubbles at the top. Funk, fruit, berries, caramel malts, citrus hops, grape candy, and some horseblanket. Drinkability: A bit thin, and the palate needs more substance. But is refreshing and enjoyable, overall. Pairing: Fried comfort food. Rebuy: Yeah. #406 on 19042010, DG.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is heavy on the yeast, and quite sour - really nice. The flavor delivers less yeast, with a somewhat fruity oak taste, followed by a slight bitterness. Very good, and a rather remarkable progression from aroma to flavor to finish. Wow.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interlude makes a cloudy concoction of grapefruit with a thin rocky head, like mold floating on a cigarette-laden rainwater ashtray. The fruit and vinegar aroma is very pleasant. It promises of a crisp and fruit body with alcohol highlights. The initial taste is a carbonated swig of liquid Juicy Fruit. The second taste, the one where you swish it around and really savor it, has an apple cider and vinegar flavor that is a bit disappointing. This is a nice solid beer but the slightly vinegar taste is not my style.