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RATINGS: 762   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Interlude- somewhere between the leap and the landing. Its 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. Cest le gout, toujours! Its the taste that is always an adventure.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours golden with a short lasting tan head. Good lace on the side of the glass. Aroma is quite strong with hints of wine, oak, citrus, banana, cloves, strawberry and cherry. Taste is really nice and quite sweet with the banana, cloves, wine and oak coming out initially. Then the cherry and strawberry come in later. The palate is very creamy and quite sugary. Powerful wine and oak combination on the palate resulting in a good warming effect. This beer is terrific. Too bad it is so damn expensive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Might have been a bit more boozey than the usual lunchtime beer, but the allure was too strong. Pours a lovely nearly clear pale with quickly dissipating yet lacing white head. Scent is sour grapes, earth, and spice. Flavor is a balanced bittersweet the whole way through. Lively fun on the tongue. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (700) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (700) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Bottle, 750 mL dated:January 2007. Dark copper color with nice head and lacing. The oak is present from the start and is influenced by heavy cherry/vanilla notes. Souring fruits, citrus and cherrywood waltz on the tounge as sweet vanilla and mellowed alcohol notes develop interesting citrus, raisin, fig and plum flavors. This brew is certainly complex and I am looking forward to seeing it age.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2008
750ml bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. 2007 vintage Pours a virtually translucent amber-red with a thin film of off-white head. Smells sweet, fruity, and sour/acidic. Tastes fruity, bready, and sour/funky, but not overwhelmingly so. Flavors are extremely subtle and balanced. Medium-bodied with surprisingly low carbonation. Wow. This beer is the most unique beer I have ever encountered, unlike any other beer I’ve had. Delightfully sour/funky, but not a sour bomb. Nothing wrong with this beer, very well-crafted doubt. Even at the cost, (about 17$ per bottle), I would not hesitate to buy up more. Can’t wait to see how it ages (have a bottle of 2007 and 2005 aging now)!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Pours a headless translucent orange colour with. The nose is packed with brett yeast, barnyard funk, tropical fruits and thats it. The flavour is vanilla, wood, brett yeast, tropical fruits, white wine and grassy, earthy hops. It is extremely sweet, but the brett yeast prevents it from being cloying. The palate is nearly flat, with a long, sweet berry finish and well hidden booze. Judging by other ratings, I think I got a flat bottle. Ill have to fork out 20 dollars for another bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
The color was a hazy, amber/orange. The head was creamy. white, and thin. The aroma was sour, citrisy, and light fruit. The flavor was sour, alcohol, sweet, and aged fruit. The palate was carbonated. The finish was tart and long-lasting.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Pours amber-gold with a huge white head and a lot of effervescence. Decent lacing. First impressions of the aroma are very tart and vinous, much like Russian Rivers Temptation. The second whiff has more Saison notes--barnyardy, with light banana esters. The third combines the two beautifully; fruity red wine pushing around some funky banana, with a very small hint of sweet toffee and diacetyl lurking in the background. Swirling brings out that Allagash yeast aroma. The wine and beer notes blend just as well in the flavor. It starts slightly funky, with backing pear, banana, and light cloves. The wine comes in near the middle, with light berry, grape, and oak flavors. The finish is dry, with some oak and a tiny hint of alcohol. Oily mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Excellent. Only gets better as it warms.

RERATE 2/23 - Yeah, Ive already cracked open my second bottle. Im getting a lot more cherry this time, especially in the aroma. Aroma +1. Theres a point just before the finish at which the Saison and wine flavors dont mix well. Flavor -1. Still excellent the rest of the way through.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
06 Bottle: Courtesy of mgumby10...thanks Mike. Clear copper color with a minimal white head. Slightly boozy, notes of oak, caramel malt, hay and a slightly sour apple tone. Very smooth mouth feel, medium bodied...flavors consist of bready malts, oak and finishes with a mildly sour funk note. Very good stuff.


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