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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2007 750 ml bottle. Pours a semi clear orange golden color with a medium white head. Vinous aroma with hints of grapes, fresh yeast, dough bread and lots of spices. Taste is spicy with cinnamon apple flavor and hints of grapes, fresh yeast and a bit of funk. Nice tarty finish. Very good.

4.2
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Draft @ Capones. Golden-amber color with a light fizzy head. Aroma of grapes, yeast, bread, and lightly sour citrus fruits. Taste is pleasantly sour with some subtle spices. Grapes, citrus, and oaky flavors detectable. Well done by Allagash, and big props to Matt from Capone’s for getting this on tap (especially with the current Allagash Bottle prices).

3.8
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Sampled at Capones on Allagash night with Stegosaurus. Coppper/ orange pour. Fruity /spice aroma. Oak taste with a dry finish really smooth.

3.4
marcus (10871) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2007 bottle. This hazy orange ale poured with a modest off-white head and a malty fruit aroma. The flavor is sweet and tart, with a more bitter hoppy finish. There is a highly carbonated mouthfeel and the body is a bit thin. I suspect it would improve with a couple years of aging - still, it is a worthy drink now.

3.9
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Pours a cloudy medium brown color with a small foamy with some big bubbles, off-white head. The aroma is tart grapes and some sweet Sirah notes. Starts off with a mild funkiness that seems to supress a lot of the tar fruity flavors that are so well hidden in the flavor. Dry, oaky finish.

4.1
anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small off-white head. Sweet sour and slightly vinous aroma with some yeasty hints. Slightly sour and nutty vinous flavor with some oak hints and hints of yeast aswell. Sweet malty and slightly sout finish.

4.1
Braudog (6902) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Shared bottle of 2007 vintage at Coastal Wine Connection’s beer club. Deep golden, slightly yeasty wtih just a bare head. Interesting complex aroma ... since I was told this was aged in merlot barrels, I get the wine in the flavor, although I may have called it a woodsy thing otherwise. Group consensus was this came across with an almost Flemish sour character, with an almost salad-dressing sweet tart aspect, dry, acidic, complex and yummy. (#2964, 6/7/2007)

3.4
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Copper-red with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has clear notes of yeast, light sweetness and citrus. The flavour also has clear notes of yeast, light sweetness, a hint of wood, fruit and citrus. the finish is dry with strong notes of grapefruit. 2124

3.5
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.

4.2
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle, 2007, 9.5% at KØ07. Acidic and vinous aroma. Hazy dark orange colour. Small white head. The flavour is not as acidic as suggested by the aroma, but nice with some earth. Peppery aftertaste. Actually well-balanced in my opinion.


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