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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1509) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6287) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14825) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, bretty and red wine. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
30 nov 3012, bottle. June 2009 vintage. Orange, faintly hazy. Nose Ida but sour at first, some orange, dry champaign. Med body and a bit fizzy. Slightly tart, reminds me of cherry life savers, faint oakiness. Certainly some cider notes. Really unique b ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, some oak, tangy fruit, & vinous notes; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, oak, fruit (notably apples & grapes), some caramel, and spice; Finish is dry and somewhat tart/sour; Fairly well balanced; Interesting brew - but this was just ok for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1640) - 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 isnít 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.

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