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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

989 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 251
Gots: 168 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two yeast strains were used to create this unique 9.5% ABV Belgian style ale. The first, a Belgian farmhouse yeast, establishes the flavor foundations of a classic Belgian-style ale. The second, a house strain of Brettanomyces yeast, brings it to the next level contributing an intriguing myriad of flavors including pear, apricot, graham cracker, and bread crust. Finally, a portion of the Interlude is aged in French Merlot and Sirah oak barrels, which impart a distinctive vinous plum character and a drying, almost tannic finish.

(Beer added by: brewandbbq on 01-15-2006)
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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.

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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.

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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.