Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
3.65/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
October 2012 batch, about two months old.
A: Pours a semi-hazy, light amber. Big fluffy light tan head. Fades somewhat quickly, leaving just a speck or two of lacing behind.
S: Lemons, apple and tart grapes with traces of other fruits. Some crackery malt aspect. In fact, I swear I get graham cracker sometime, like graham cracker crust to be specific.
T: Very tart grape skin, apples and lemons up front. Borderline sour (stronger as it warms up), but at least it's crisp. Kind of an oaky leather in the middle mixed with wine. Turns graham cracker in the lingering aftertaste with more traces of tart fruits.
M: Decently full bodied and smooth. Drying on the back end.
O: Tough beer to score. Initial hit is very sour like a wild ale or a really bad saison. But it slowly gets better through the taste - decent in the middle with a really pleasant graham cracker crust aftertaste. I tried not to knock it down too hard, it's well balanced, complex and it has some aspects that I enjoy. But it has some really off flavors too with the extreme funkiness and sour notes. I ended up drain pouring it but tried to give it a fair shake on the scores.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2012 03:51:03 | More by Dope
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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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