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RATINGS: 759   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
Bottled: Golden coloured. Light hazy. Small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with some spices in the background. Has some citric sournotes. Flavour is quite woody and fruity. Sour again but with some distinct alcoholnotes, that gives warmth to lips and palate. Medium bodied. Has a dry and light spiced fruity and where the sourness is again present. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 (750ml bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, citrus, and vinous. Flavor of apple, citrus, alcohol, and oak. Does not have the farmhouse qualities that I expect in a Belgian-style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2006
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of the brewery and Caitlin. Many thanks! Pours a frothy, white, quick-dissipating head and a very clearbrownish-amber body. Regular carbonation bubbles of large size. Nose of a framboise gueuze, cherry notes and red wine acidic. Flavours are wild and all over - wild yeastiness, Belgian lambic, raisins, sour green grapes, vinegar and a dry, dry finish. Mild alcoholic burn at the end to conclude this interlude. Very, very interesting... and very, very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2008
Thanks to Mike for this one. Light borwn body. Sour bretty aroma. Caramel, toffee, flavors up front followed closely by a sour funky brett character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2954) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Draft from downtown bar & grill. Poured a light amer. SOme fruits & yeast and such. Pretty interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 21, 2008
Cask @ GLB 08’. Pour is hazy straw. Sour yeasty nose that is very faint. A let down in the taste department. Soft fuzzy mouthfeel that is hard to describe. I think its an leftover from the brett’s work. not viscous or oily just soft and buttery. light bitterness and brett funk are present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1158) - 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 ’American’ 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 I’ve had. Still quite enjoyable, though I doubt if the abv is actually as high as they claim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2009 Sour aroma. Bronze amber coloured very strong in alcohol and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40160) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1640) - 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.

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