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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (360) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft at Maxís. Pours copper. Small head, little lacing. Funky sour, not extremely biting. Lemony. Not a typical sour, has more depth to it. Interesting offering from Allagash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750ml. january 07 vintage. cloudy burnt oragnge color. tight bead and fluffy pillow like head. aroma is of red wine strong and distinct. does not smell like beer at all. minimal lacing is present. musty wild yeast aroma is accompanied by some citrus. super funky like a brett saison with red wine notes intertwined. very dry on the finish with sour-ish overtones. odd odd odd. a very unique beer to say the least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2006
2005 bottle. Nice aroma, a little bit fruity and yeasty. The color was a clear gold/yellow. The flavor was somewhat complex, there was apple and some sugars there. It was very much like a dry cider from Brittany. The mouthfeel was very light with a pleasant bitterness at the finish. This beer was very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2007
The aroma was lightly tart with a bready and citrusy acidity. The aroma was very complex with a strong estery fruit presence and a notable earthy character. Oak was present as well as a complex vinous nature. The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear deep golden amber with hardly any had at all. The flavor was estery with cherries and strawberries coupled to a light citrusy tartness that was bready and slightly sweet at times on the palate with a candy flavor. The flavor was lightly vinous with an earthy and lightly spicy presence. The finish was dry with lasting impression of fruit and tart into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was just above medium and the carbonation was a bit on the low side. An extremely complex and interesting brew with some notable alcohol warming after consumption. 750 ml corked and bailed bottle. 2005 vintage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 6, 2007
A very vinous ale, primary tastes of sparkling white wine or Champagne, except a bit more malty and fruity ( green apples, spices and caramel) and a tad sweet at the begining. The first sip is very acidic and even metalic, but this passes and becomes a nice drinkable ale or should i say champagne? It finishes buttery and dry with a light oak aftertaste. The palate was a bit fizzy and twingy. Intresting but absolutltey not worth the high price!.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - APR 17, 2006
Poured into my De Rocs glass from cork finished bottle. Musky, horse blanket of a nose. Some candied malt quickly overshadowed by red fruit and vanilla. The vinous character proceeds with champagne-like carbonation and a smooth malty finish that jumps up at the end with earthy hops and sourness. Just wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
pale in color, fairly clear. not much head, but perfectly carbonated. the brett character compliments the sourness, it definitely drinks smoothing for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
Cloudy yellowish pour with tart and fruit aromas. The brett definitely out shines the over flavors with a mild fruit finish. I was wanting a little more fruit flavors, but the brett overpowered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
On tap @ Stagís Head. Poured a golden with orange hues, medium fluffy white head, and notable lacing. Awesome aroma of Brett funk, berries, granny smith apples, and woodiness. Taste reveals more with each sip including caramel malt, Brett, tart cherries, and pepper. Perfect balance of sweetness, tartness, and spice. Crisp finish with flavors lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Interlude pours dark orange color with basically no head but with some lacing. A good amount of carbonation. Bubbles shooting up from the glass. In the aroma, thereís a slight sourness from the brett but itís more of a sweet smell from the fruit. I picked up grape and apple mostly. Small underlying aroma of wood from the oak barrels. Not an overpowering smell, but light and pleasant. The taste isnít mouthpuckering or overpowering when it comes to the sourness. Itís more of a nice and small tartness. Sour heads might enjoy this beer but its more on the light side. Once again the sweetness from the fruits take over mostly here. Grapes come through more. Probably from the Merlot barrels. Mixed in there is a bit of earthiness and oak. Itís just a light and refreshing beer. My girlfriend stated I could drink this easy and all night, I said beware itís almost 10% The alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

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