Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from August 2008 that Dan was kind enough to share. God, I love this beer and am thankful for having had the chance to try an aged version.
Mostly clear orange with a dense white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this is a beautiful beer
The nose is excellent. A blend of citrus, red wine, a mild Bretty bandaid,this beer also has honey a little caramel and plenty of funk. Some spice is present (white pepper, mace) and the red wine character is excellent. Funk is mildly grassy and mostly barnyard-like. A touch of alcohol is also noticeable
The palate opens with plenty of Brett with a blend of clove and Bandaid and plenty of citrus with an orange juice-like character. Some more fruit - I get a flavor that reminds me of peach juice - and some spice coming through mid-palate and along with the clove, there's a nutmeg/mace like character. The red wine is also noticeable, lingering on into the finish that is drying with a little citrus, spice and bandaid as well. Excellent stuff, this is the best Allagash beer out there.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2010 13:56:12 | More by DefenCorps
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, hazy
Smell: oak and dark fruit
Taste: oak, dark fruit, toasted malt, and hay
Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light in body, medium carbonation
Overall: An excellent saison that tastes like it is mixed with a healthy helping of fruit juices. I think this beer is right up there with the best that Allagash makes. I would certainly get this on tap if again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 13:57:47 | More by tigg924
3.96/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Dated October 2013. Cork hit the ceiling, but no gushing.
A: Amber/rose-colored body with good clarity. Scant white head that rapidly disappears. Light lacing.
S: Light brett with vinous quality. Grapes and more subdued stone fruit. Mild earth.
T: Tart initially with a dry, even-handed Brett character shortly thereafter. There is the presence of red wine and associated tannins. Mostly dry finish. Lightly hopped. Alcohol presence is average for the ABV. Tartness lingers in the aftertaste.
M: Light-to-moderate carbonation with a fairly light body. Open on the palate.
O: Solid brew, if a bit less impressive than expected. Probably should have sat on this one a bit longer. I was hoping for a bit more complexity, but fans of wine barrel aging and brettanomyces will enjoy this.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 19:18:39 | More by fourstringer
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
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