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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
750mL bottle, KW tasting, thanks to tupalev/Jeff. 2006 vintage. Pours a straw gold with little head. The aroma is dominated by the brett, sweet & sour sauce, and vinegar. Nice! Flavour is your typical spritzy brett dominated Belgian ale, mild malt body in here to provide some sort of side-show. Not that this is a bad thing, but it seems very íAmericaní to me, as in, a strong ale, mild malts with a lot of brett thrown in to be the main attraction, no real complexity to it. Not terribly distinct from other bretty US brews Iíve had. Still quite enjoyable, though I doubt if the abv is actually as high as they claim.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
From tap at Monks Kettle. Pours cloudy dark orange with abubbly white head. Aroma is grapefruity citric and slight acidic. Smooth malty and subdued acidic. Rather dry wooden and dark orange fruity. Dry acidic and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1443) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Label says June 2009. Hazy golden orange with a generous bubbly head, good solid retention and spotty lacing. Crisp apple and grape aromas with a prominent oakiness. Tart, almost sour, apples up front, countered by a subtle grape sweetness. Slight sense of lemon and other citrus in the background, and finishes dry. High carbonation, medium to full body, and a lingering tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
bottle, bright orange pour with wispy white foam, aromas of sour berries, leather, musty, flavors are muted fruit, chalky, cloying acidic, gummy finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Bootle from peter. August 08. Thanks a ton peter. Pours a. Glowing orange copper hue. Aroma of fruity bread and sweet berry wine. Toast, light balsamic and sweet doughy caramel. Lightly sour bready berry wine beer. Nice enough. Slight tripel like quality in the backdrop. Canít imagine this aging more for the better as there oxidation settin in. Aroma better than flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2010
(on tap at Churchillís) Pours gold-red hue (lighting is not good). with white head. No carbonation. Sour with some red wine notes. Semi sweet with slight sourness, but not nearly as sour as I thought it would bee and the wine was not as pronounced. Medium bodied with thin texture. Smoth finish with some dryness and fruits from the barreling. I thought this would be a more sour beer, but itís still nice and it hides the alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2010
750ml bottle, 2006 vintage consumed in 2010. The pour gives a cloudy, dark, dusky orange-amber body with a thin, swirly, off-white cap of foam. A wet, spotted wash mostly rejoins the pool below, failing to form hard lace. The nose is very earthy, clearly showing the effects of 4+ years of brett influence. Tart, musty crab apples are joined by dry caramel sugars, cinnamon-sugar dessert bread, and some funky grain. Farmhouse wood and fading, vinous fruitiness play off of one another, lending depth. Flavors are a little more muddled, but they run along the same lines. Sweet-tart apple mash is met with caramelized bread, grain, grapes, and some fig. Oak isnít prominent, but itís there. Brett has consumed a lot of the sugars, infusing some must and earth in their place, but it still largely remains fruity and sweet. The palate sports lively, fine carbonation throughout the medium-full body, finishing dusty, scratchy, and somewhat oxidized. Overall, itís a good brew, but itís probably a little long in the tooth. I think this might have been more complex and pulled together a year or two ago.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
5th April 2009
Hazy brown beer. Light dry palate. Well balanced beer. There is a sour element and a some wood that provides modest vanilla. These two things balance each other perfectly. Not particularly compex but very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1777) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
750mL 2009 shared by Mattyb83. Pours cloudy amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart and funky, sour, and fruits, a nice over all mustiness. Taste of brett and the wine barrels really come out in the taste along with some Belgian spice. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. 2009 date. Very cloudy gold brown. A funky nose of wild yeast. That is also tasted and it is not bad. Fruit and flowers. There is a lot going on. Wood, wine, malts. Good.


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