Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by deg:
4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
I poured the beer into a wide mouth goblet. A nice honey color with a thick head. I couldn't smell a thing, which disappointed me. However, this isn't the first beer this has happened to, so I am not sure what to make of that (maybe I'm losing my sense of smell?). I took a taste. Vanilla, cream, and a fruitiness. I couldn't quite identify the fruit. The beer felt nice and creamy and soft on my tongue, really easy to drink. One concern I have about the drinkability of this beer is that you can't tell it is 9.5%ABV, and it goes down quite smoothly. That's not necessarily a bad thing, it's got not to be whacked in the face with an alcohol taste.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2008 00:08:52 | More by deg
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4.41/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750ml C&C bottle. October 2013 vintage.
poured into a pair of tulip glasses.
Appearance: cloudy roange bodied beer with 1 full finger of white head. Head drops down to a ring around the glass.
Smell: Wheat malts, lots of red wine and oak, yeast and peppery. Citrusy and fruity.
Taste: mild to moderate tartness. Nice grainy, wet hay, and yeasty flavors. Fruity and earthy brett flavors. Citrusy flavors mostly oranges, but a hint of lemons too and hint of black pepper. Vinous red wine. Deep oakiness. Finishes with mild tartness, vinous red wine notes, and those grainy wheat malts. Such great balance of all the flavors and everything is soo well integrated.
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer almost medium bodied beer. Moderate carbonation. Drinks like its a low abv saison. doesnt become boozey at all. Soft and slightly creamy carbonation that has a little bit of driness to it. The beer has a supple and delicate mouthfeel that feels classy!
Overall: What a nice rustic saison by Allagash! A red wine barrel aged saison with brett! Yes please! $25 a bottle wow that hurts the wallet, but its definately worth its hefty price tag. It is such a great saison and the red wine notes are near flawlessly integrated into the saison! What a great beer by Allagash and its a shelf turd to boot!!!
Paired this beer with grilled chicken and coleslaw. What a great beer to pair with many different dishes! The beer doesnt overpower the food and it doesnt get boozey after a bite of food either. This beer is a class act all around wether you are just drinking the beer or having a food pairing with Interlude! I would recommend chicken, pork, any seafood, or freshwater fish paired with this beer!
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 03:03:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.36/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
04-17-2014 13:24:55 | More by garuda
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
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