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RATINGS: 694   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Draft from Churchkey in DC, and to be honest, I’m glad I never plopped down the bread for a bottle. Poured bright reddish amber with a thin foamy white head. Nose is wood, grapes skins, wine barrels, and a rather weak-seeming base beer. No real Brett notes and not super funky in any way. I expected something more tart/sour, and this is not that beer. Maybe another taste with different expectations will change my mind. Solid, for sure, but not all that.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (882) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bière orangée, voilée, peu mousseuse et légèrement effervescente. Le nez est farouche et sauvage; on a juste envie d’y tremper les lèvres avant que la bête ne s’échappe! En bouche, c’est buccal. Plus sérieusement, c’est jovial. L’acidité nous saisit avant de nous chuchoter «ne crains rien, je vais y aller doucement». On y retrouve le côté charnu d’un bon vin rouge (un vin charnu, évidemment) et l’acidité vivifiante d’un vinho verde (c’est fou ce que des levures un peu folle et un baril peuvent conférer à une bières). C’est acide sans être sur, mais c’est sûr que c’est délicieux du début à la fin (et principalement au milieu...)

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chunqi (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
The wine barrels add a nice depth of flavor. Great sour finish. Looks great and tastes even better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Almost more of some kinda imperial sour. Flavor is everyplace from tropical fruit to cookies. Really neat beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3468) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikeLuke23 (74) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2013 bottle. Good stuff here. The Brett adds that fruity pebbles thing. Nice wine like tannins. Good Barrel Character. Really nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1117) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
750ml bottle, October 2012 vintage. Some sour tartness in the aroma and taste, but not like a true sour or lambic. Good balance between the Brett, malt and sour tang. Medium body, lots of head and lively. Overall, could be a gateway from Belgians to sours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (577) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle pour. Amber with active head. Very sour nose with a healthy amount of funk. Well balanced body follows. Oak notes and a solid brett presence. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (222) - - MAY 27, 2014
On tap. Clear amber color, minimal White head. Grapes very apparent in Nose. Taste is cider-like, with a short sour finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JockPhillips (12) - - MAY 26, 2014
Draft at Publick House. Rusting copper pour. Session sour. Sprightly wine funk. Reddish lawn clippings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3842) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Some nice orange-like tang and a little bretta. Finishes with light sour and tang, soft carbonation. Pours light cloudy orange with good head and lacing. This rating was unfortunately and unfairly influenced by subtle and insistent repetition of the word Bud Light as I made it. Tap at Churchkey.


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