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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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bp (924) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
draft: cloudy amber, sour cherry aroma, taste is cherry, mildly sour, slightly tart, very nice

4
Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2008
Pours a hazy amber with a medium frothy head, with no particulate. Aroma is oak, brett, light fruit, and Sirah. Taste has slightly roasted malts, brett, and tart fruit - it is right on the cusp of being a sour ale. A very nice and unique brew.

4.1
MattH (921) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Five ounce sample at Beachwood BBQ Sour Fest. Pine sol aroma. Sour merlot dominates flavor, with hints of apricot also present.

4.2
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
07 Bottle. Pours a beautiful coppery color with a substantial off-white head. Aroma is oak, vineous, light fruits, light funk. Flavor is caramel, oak, vineous, some fruit, hint of vanilla, yeast. Palate is medium to full bodied, medium plus on the carbonation, finished dry with some light tartness! Very good, probably the best offering I’ve had from Allagash.

3.5
bbbeer (905) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2011
Amber orange with small white head. Fantastic aroma of yeast, red fruits, grass, sugar. Medium full body with some carbonation no alcohol. Flavor does not quite live up to the aroma, sour grass and cherry, maybe some tannin but not much in the way of wood. Interesting and good but was expecting it to be more complex.

3.8
omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2012
2009 vintage. No surprises that this is an interesting beer that will not please everyone. Has a sweetness on the front palate from the bourbon barrels and then finishes a little sour on the back (reminded me of Rodenbach a little). Glorious beer on the whole.

4
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2013
On tap at Teresa’s Next Door. Pours orangish brown with off-white head. Tangerine, brett, lemon, basement. Moderately sour and sweet. Lively, crisp body.

4.3
HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft offering..excited to try this one out..definite vinous..champagne like nose..with a hint of spice..some wild cherry as well..crisp acidity with notes of oak and fruit..quite tasty really enjoying the slight puckering of the sour intertwined with the Brett action underneath..abv is very well hidden and this was a very impressive offering..well done..worth seeking out and considering seeking out a bottle..even at the high price point to cellar..as the funk and Brett should become even more interesting with some age...

3.9
bigda83 (879) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2013 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with not much head. Aroma of hay, oak, funk, and some sweet wine. Taste follows the nose and is nice and tart and sour. This felt more like a sour to me than a Belgian strong, but everyone has different tastes. Medium to light body, crisp, and a smoot yet dry finish to it. Absolutely wonderful beer.

4
woodychevy (874) - - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2016 Tried it on tap at Smoky Oak Taproom. Just not having a good week with Belgians. Pours cloudy and light- taste sort of threw me off. I mean, I drink beer for the taste. Want my beer to taste like beer. A bit too out there for me. For the more adventurous types this one. Give them full marks for bottle conditioning- was the perfect amount of carbonation. On tap at Thirsty Monk. So much better than I remember. Super complex and full of delighful dark fruit, earthy, funky, red wine notes. Nice balance between belgian and wild yeasts- just the right about of barnyard. Super complex. Need to drink more to figure it all out.


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