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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2588) - Springfield, Vermont, 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 @ Monk’s 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 (786) - 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 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Great auburn color and has a perfect head to compliment it’s 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 (4143) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Babyboofoo (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
This is a super impressive beer. Excellent mouth feel and aroma. Flavors really come together nicely. Should age well too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hatchy (32) - USA - JAN 31, 2006
hazy, pinkish, fizzy with a small white head. sweet, fruity aroma. very complex taste, a bit tart with some cherry overtones, a bit sweet and citrusy, a wide variety of fruit tastes. some really great stuff. i can’t wait to age some.

   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.

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