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RATINGS: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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4.6
rayg1 (597) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 This wonderful brew was shared with ross. It pours a cloudy orange with a nice lasting white head. Smell is oak and tart fruits. The aroma is very pleasing actually. Taste is mellow funk with some spicy notes comming in before the fruitiness of pears come in. I liked this stuff alot and will buy again if I can find it.

4.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Thick beautiful golden amber with creamy white head. Good buttery palate. Very sweet candy aroma. Taste relatively straight forward - candy, caramel, and lingering wine tastes with a somewhat dry finish. A very good beer.

4.6
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2007
2007 bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, pepper and grassy dry hops. The next wave is a more mature vanilla, yeast, stonefruit, perhaps some cidery notes too, wickedly complex. Brilliant fluffy (yes I know its 9%) medium-bodied mouthful. Big jammy fruitiness in the flavour, not overwhelming, and well complemented by some bretty notes and a light-to-moderate tartness, a perfect balance of fresh herbal hops come though too. Finish is almost crisp, alcohol is not there at all. This blew me away, an outstanding beer.

4.6
joaj34 (3) - USA - JAN 10, 2009 does not count
Amazing - simply amazing. This is my favorite Allagash (alongside the HM). The sour and malt work so well togather and it’s a beautiful orangish/caramel color. The aroma suggests an open ferment but could use a touch more oomph. Still, it’s amazing.

4.6
drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Holy cow, this is killer beer! With an aggressive pour, I get a small to medium sized, cream colored head that soon settled out and no lace. Color is a hazy apricot. Aroma is fantastic, literally, with yeast, Brett, malt, wine fruitiness, caramel. Flavor is like aroma and has the acid from the yeastoids and gas to cut through the sweet malts and residual sweetness of the wine barrels along with the bitterness of the hops and yeast. Complex. Body is very good and too the carbonation. Finish is like flavor and includes alcohol warming. Would be good both before and after a great meal.

4.6
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a rich golden orange color with a white head. Tart, fruit, spice, funk and oak aroma. Apple, pear, apricot, orange, tart, funk, oak, spice and yeast flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a fruit and tart finish. 2013.

4.6
Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 29, 2017
2016 Alaranjada de média turbidez, espuma branca de média formação e persistência. Aroma bombando de brett, celeiro, uva bem inserida, em menor intensidade casca de laranja madura. Médio dulçor e leve acidez. . Corpo leve e alta carbonatação. Final de média persistência tende para o cítrico alaranjado sem perder o brett e uva. Muito boa !

4.5
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2006
This beer was enough to bring me out of hibernation, for the time being, at least. I enjoy wine, though I’m not a connoisseur, so this beer was wonderful to me. The appearance is innocent looking -- innocuous -- with a quickly dispersing head and a bright, inviting ruby-tan color. It’s kind of the color of tanned leather. The aroma has a lambic quality, with some cherry sourness and hints of the Syrah from the barrels used to age the beer. Very winey. The flavor is bright, but rich. It’s a little like a cross between a sauvingon blanc (bright, crisp, peary) or champagne and a merlot (oaky, rich, serious). There are still beer qualities, though, especially with the yeastiness that you don’t find as much in wine. The palate is crisp. The beer dances across the tongue like a bright white wine or champagne. There’s a little bit of pear and sauvingnon blanc in the palate, as well. It’s nicely balanced and lovely. Mmmmm.

4.5
Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy copper with an off-white head, aroma of spices, citrus,fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is fruit, smooth, carbonated, oak flavor, bitter finish.

4.5
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 14, 2006
2005 bottle. Nice aroma, a little bit fruity and yeasty. The color was a clear gold/yellow. The flavor was somewhat complex, there was apple and some sugars there. It was very much like a dry cider from Brittany. The mouthfeel was very light with a pleasant bitterness at the finish. This beer was very easy to drink.


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