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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude

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898 Ratings
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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 898 | Reviews: 403 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by NoLiberty:
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish clear orange. Very light but nice and bright. A one-finger head builds then settles into a low head with minimal lacing. Subtle carbonation kicks up tiny soft bubbles in the glass.

The aroma is quite nice, a classic sour nose - tart, funky, fruity and slightly sweet. Notes of apple and pear twist their way into the mix and a soft alcohol presence rounds the tart aroma.

The taste is fully brett - tart and funky, exactly what should be expected in a wild ale. Starts dry and refreshing and moves to a sweet, crisp sour and musty middle. Middle moves to a more malty flavor, a bigger sweetness and alcohol flavor with edges of cripsness. Finishes with a slight bitter, but clean aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is ok but slightly heavier than would be liked. Medium bodied with solid carbonation.

Drinkabaility is really nice, very well balanced and a refreshing delicate-flavored beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 03:01:01 | More by NoLiberty
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A - Golden, hazed, thin white head actually has some retention and lacing.

S/T - Sour funkiness, floral, wine, a candy sugar mid palate, finishing with oak dryness and a mild sourness.

M - Lightish body, medium carbonation, finishes dry with a mild sourness, not overpowering.

O - Very enjoyable. I like the candy sweetness mid palate, and how the sourness is complementary to the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 898 ratings.