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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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981 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 247
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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donniecuffs

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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the Allagash promo recently at the Coppermine Pub in North Arlington, NJ. Into a tulip, poured a golden hue, with one finger of white head, with decent retention. The nose was very impressive; lots of brett yeast, with some sour raspberry and numerous spices, including clove and cinnamon. The flavor was even more impressive; very winey/berry start combined with brett funk, dissolving to a more sour mid-palate, and then finally crisp sugary finish. No hint of the alcohol content. Very interesting flavor progression to say the least. Medium-bodied, spritzy mouthfeel. Excellent refreshing substitute for a lambic or summer ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2010 17:58:11 | More by donniecuffs
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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.

T: Tart initially with a dry, even-handed Brett character shortly thereafter. There is the presence of red wine and associated tannins. Mostly dry finish. Lightly hopped. Alcohol presence is average for the ABV. Tartness lingers in the aftertaste.

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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.