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RATINGS: 705   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
October 2012 bottle (11 months old).
Appearance: The body is amber with a light haze. The head is short and thin with poor retention. This isn’t a very appealing beer.
Aroma: The aroma is slightly of red wine vinegar with hints of cherry and a backing of lightly tart lemon and leather, there are also hints of oak tannins and dry red wine. The aroma is mild, but smells nice.
Taste: The intro is of tannins, dry red wine and hints of alcohol, but it is taken over by leathery and dry Brett. Oak is big throughout, but not overbearing and the Brett has really taken hold. The finish is of Brett, alcohol and tannins, hints of cherry, with a light warming sensation lingering.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: I remember liking this a lot more, I remember a lot more fruitiness of cherries and a lot more sweetness along with hints of sour. I need to try this fresher, before the Brett has changed this too much. This is still a good beer, just not something I would pay $20 for in this state.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2009 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is strong wood, brett, funk, and grape. Thick mouthfeel with strong funk, oak, and vinous flavor. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This one pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is green apples with orange juice. I picked up a bit of bread crusts in the flavor. Not really anywhere near as tart as I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Thanks Dr. Bill. Pours with a slightly cloudy orange-amber body topped by a medium thick to thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sour and tart with a note of lemon and a nice funk. The flavor is sour yet floral...it loses a lot in the flavor. Medium bodied, crisp and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
750ml shared with clarkvv at The Sunset Grill, Boston. Nice aroma, some sour cherry, caramel and a woody character. Taste is quite woody and definitely has some bretty sourness, some cherry fruit once again noticed. Slightly tart/acidic mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2007
A very complex beer. It has a nice aroma of grape and light fruit. Tastes more like a Flemish Sour than a traditional Belgian Strong Ale. . . if there is such a thing. Anyway, there is a nice tannin, with a buttery finish (inclusive of the sour apple and crisp fruits).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
A Sim rate (Bottle at Řlfestival): Smells like a cross between a lambic and a cider. A most bizzare aroma. Taste is just as strange. There is definite apple in there, pear and wheat. Tangy finish. Hazy chunky amber colour. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Shared bottles thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Vintage 2007 pours hazy orange gold, off-white head. Aroma is merlot, blue cheese, slight acetone. Flavor is creamy blue cheese, merlot, slightly sour tangy fruit. Total score would be a 3.4. Vintage 2005: same appearance as 2007. Aroma is slightly tangier. Flavor is merlot, blue cheese, woodsy, yet not as creamy and no acetone trace. Total score: 3.5.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a huge white head. Aroma oak, wood, sourness and grapefruit. Also flavour of grapefruit, oak and ends up sour and acid, in a good way for some.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Nice tangy palate cleaning flavor, this is a tasty beer that does not seem show it’s 9.5% ABV.


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