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RATINGS: 710   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from Minderbinder, thanks a lot. Pour is hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very fruity, tropical fruits mixted with citrus, brett, peppery. Taste is fruity, light caramel, brett, oak. Light body and medium carb. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keith0718 (399) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2007
This beer is OK. Has a strong taste of sour apple juice. Besides that it tasted like a decent enough Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ScoWRee (393) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus , hops, malt. Taste is hoppy almost like a champagne, a little spice, Reminds me of Christmas. Very Nice!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2007 bottle Aroma is of yeast, pineapples, and some citrus. Flavor has a sweet beginning with a bitter, sour ending. Tastes very yeasty with lots of citrus. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not my style!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
2007 vintage. pours a rich amber/copper with a medium white head. aroma is big sour apples, some citrus, hay. drinks dry with sour fruits and apple with a funky wet hay. finishes really dry and sour with a crisp fruit lingering. really tasty stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle enjoyed with blackbread and aged camembert. Clear amber red with small cream colored head with good retention. Aroma of marzipan, decomposing apples and some balsamic vinegar balanced by sweet fruitiness. Very full flavoured and tart with remarkable bitterness. Almonds and alcohol leading to a dry and warming finish. Full mouth feel and soft delightful carbonation. Very interesting and tasty ale that could use more complexity in the flavor at first, but grows on you aas you get down the bottle. Good introduction to sour ales IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Beers don’t get that much better than this. Light aroma of oak. Taste is slightly sour, but not at all overpowering. Deliciously complex and worth keeping the whole bottle to oneself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2006
A Saison? It tastes to me like an oak aged lambic. Almost no head with a light cognac caramel coloring. Sour nose with spice red wine notes. Avalilable at Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2006
750 mL bottle. Over time, I’ve learned to go into these new beers with a reserved sense of anticipation. Read into the hype, and you’re just asking to be let down. Reading about the price tag of this one made me apprehensive, so when I found it for $12, I jumped. To my surprise, the cork didn’t pop with a thunder, and it didn’t spill all over as other saisons and other Allagash has done. When slightly chilled, this is pretty good. Aroma is mostly horseblanket and musk, but there’s an underlying banana and breadiness that arises as it warms. The flavor and mouthfeel really take off with the temperature. In fact, I regret not letting the bottle get to room temp before indulging. The brett is first and foremost. Splendid. Dry, lip puckering and sweet, all at once. Banana, candi sugar, white grape and even a little cherry are in the flavor. This is 9.5%, you say? Normally the alcohol content comes marching through in the Allagash brews, but this is hidden nicely. Excellent job by Allagash. I’d like to see them add this to the normal rotation. Now, time to get a few more bottles for storage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (363) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft at Max’s. 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.

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