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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

982 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 982
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 249
Gots: 170 | 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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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this bottle up while on business down in Atlanta... It's hot and steamy here today and I spotted this in the back of the fridge and said, "Aha!" I've been looking forward to this one since I bought it and now is as good a time as any to give it a try...

Into my Allagash glass it goes... Out comes a glowing golden brew with lots of carbonation and a persistent, if smallish, foamy head... The stream of tiny bubbles erupting from the bottom of the glass is particularly fun to watch..

The pungent aromas of the beer are noticed right away... A sharp red wine aspect is immediately recognized as well as tiny bits of the barrel and the oft' remarked leather and horse blanket aromas so common in these wild ales... Quite intriguing and very enticing... This has one of the best aromas in the Wild Ale style that I've ever experienced...

Sipping this ale reveals a sharp biting sourness (although not one of legendary proportions as found in La Folie) that mingles with an earthy musty funkiness from the Brett and quite a bit of the red wine aspect... the beer seems to constantly change with every sip... I'm glad that the sourness isn't overwhelming as I, for me, it would take away from a magnificent brew... This has the right balance of mustiness and sourness to make it very memorable... The ABV is slightly perceptible but doesn't detract anything at all... Instead, it merely enhances the experience... A nice glow to the cheeks is felt and enjoyed after about half a glass...

A world class effort from the folks at Allagash... How I wish I could get their brews here at home... I don't think I've ever had a bad beer from this brewery and this one lives up to its reputation... I enjoyed every sip of this...

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 19:37:56 | More by Tilley4
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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 982 ratings.