Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine April 2007.
One of Allagash's experimental beers, Interlude is fermented with a Belgian Farmhouse yeast and a house strain of Brettanomyces. The beer is then aged in French merlot and sirah oak barrels and bottle conditioned.
Pours a rich, golden amber, topped with a massive tight, white foam head that retreats to a respectful lacing. Nose is full of complex oak characters, cheesy and distinct wine notes, with a soft floral and bready background. Medium bodied with a big creamy palate. The carbonation is lively but smooth. Top notes of wine are more than apparent, but beneath, there are unique beer characteristics of ripe stone fruits--a mélange of apricots, peaches and plums. Cracker and bread flavors follow, thanks to the Brett. Deep-rooted foundation of oak provides a sharp, dry edge. Wine-like tannins appear as the beer warms. Soft white-bread flavors and faint grape notes present towards the slow finish.
A fantastic example of the diversity of American brewing, and a primo crossover beer for wine drinkers. It is complex and bold enough to challenge most wines on its own or when pairing. Stand it up against a stinky cheese, smoked salmon or charcuterie plate.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 20:02:36 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aroma- A fruity sour wine aroma dominates the nose, with notes of spicy and musty brett.
Mouth feel- Dry on the tongue and lite in body feels like lots of carbonation.
Appearance- Hazy Light auburn in color with a hint of red. Off white head.
Taste- Dry fruity start lots of cherry other pit fruits (plum) with a tart sour cherry finish. No hop flavor and it was hard to taste much else over the tartness of the beer. If you didn't get it in the first couple sips your taste buds kinda only get the tart flavor.
This beer is good a glass is really nice and refreshing but not something I would have a lot and get drunk off of.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 23:23:07 | More by i4ourgot
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
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