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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joaj34 (3) - USA - JAN 10, 2009 does not count
Amazing - simply amazing. This is my favorite Allagash (alongside the HM). The sour and malt work so well togather and itís a beautiful orangish/caramel color. The aroma suggests an open ferment but could use a touch more oomph. Still, itís amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Holy cow, this is killer beer! With an aggressive pour, I get a small to medium sized, cream colored head that soon settled out and no lace. Color is a hazy apricot. Aroma is fantastic, literally, with yeast, Brett, malt, wine fruitiness, caramel. Flavor is like aroma and has the acid from the yeastoids and gas to cut through the sweet malts and residual sweetness of the wine barrels along with the bitterness of the hops and yeast. Complex. Body is very good and too the carbonation. Finish is like flavor and includes alcohol warming. Would be good both before and after a great meal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy copper with an off-white head, aroma of spices, citrus,fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is fruit, smooth, carbonated, oak flavor, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2008
750 ml bottle split in Duvel glass. Hazy amber orange with off-white head. Tart cherry oak aroma. Mild vanilla sweetness with fruit salad, tart cherry funk, mild caramel, strong oak, and some yeastiness. Medium bosy and carbo. Extemely complex and extremely well-done. The perfect funk. Not too funky (like Jolly Pumpkin sometimes) not too mild on the funk (like Ommegeddon). Near perfect. Allagash’s best beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Draft @ Monkís Cafe: This was part of PBW and the Brett Pack Dinner. Rob Todd told us a story about how this beer was a total mistake and was told he would never be able to produce this again. He has now produced around 6 batches, after discovering the Brett Yeast. This beer was a lighter shade of orange. The aroma was sour, citrus, hops, and oak. The flavor was smooth and delicious. Hints of wood, funk, dark fruit, sour, grapefruit, and a tiny bit of hops. Overall, an A++ beer from Allagash.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
#300. Great aroma but the ABV cuts in on the taste slightly. The barrel aging comes on strong on the aroma, but is well balanced in the taste. Nice cola-ish aftertaste and sourness. The brett is quite mild and does not offer any of the more wild flavors usually associated with it. Nice, balanced, and impressive. Very pleased with this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Great auburn color and has a perfect head to compliment itís looks. It has a fruity smell. It has a great taste with a hint of apple and spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Appearance: This beer poured a nice golden-ruby reddish color with a huge fluffy off white cloud of head. Smell: The smell was dominated by a musty funkiness(in a good way) with nice hints of fruit and yeast. Taste: Despite the strong funkiness of the beer I was still able to detect a vinous quality which I assume was from the Merlot and Sirah barrels. The wine added hints of white grapes while the yeast used added a nice sourness to it. Nice hints of cloves and pepper were also detected. Mouthfeel: Nice crisp and tart finish with a medium body. Overall: This beer is incredible. I only wish we could get this in New Orleans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours a hazy golden amber with an short, but rugged off white head. The aroma is overwhelmed by sour cherry. Nice, but simple. Excellent mouth feel, thick enough to carry the strong flavors but the nice touch of carbonation. Well balanced. The funky sour cherry is not over the top but very prominent. A touch of sweetness does a good job to round out. Faint wisps of vanilla, oak and yeast. This a nearly perfect beer. The best that Allagash has to offer so far. Bravo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (2985) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
750ml bottle at the beer bistro. †Fresh sweet citrus, barnyard light funk, marachino cherries, preserved lemon, funky yeast.† Light sour funky. Great carb, great mouthfeel lingering sourness. Sour citrus finish. This is an absolute work of art. Outstanding!

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