Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by dougofthefuture:
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
When do you open an expensive corked and caged beer from August 2008 that is in the back of the fridge? On a Tuesday, and for no reason at all. Thanks to billyshears for this one.
A - a hazy reddish orange with little head and no lacing. Not a lot to deduce from appearance here.
S - About 0.2 seconds after the cork popped, the air was almost filled with a rich, dry oak smell. Lots of brett in there as well. Also a citrus tartness that may be related. Top notch.
T&M - I was surprised at first how subtle this starts out. There is a prickly bite from the carbonation and overall dryness, but it almost seems thin from lack of malt backbone. It must have really dried out after two years. However, complexities abound after the initial punch, and the finish is full of bready yeasty woody flavor - almost none of which seems to have anything to do with malt, or body. It seems way out of balance in beer terms, but I really like the end result.
D - It is hard to rate in a traditional sense as this drinks like a really dry and complex red wine, but I am really enjoying it. I wish every day was "open a cool bottle in the back of the fridge because it is Tuesday" day.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2010 01:51:14 | More by dougofthefuture
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, hazy
Smell: oak and dark fruit
Taste: oak, dark fruit, toasted malt, and hay
Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light in body, medium carbonation
Overall: An excellent saison that tastes like it is mixed with a healthy helping of fruit juices. I think this beer is right up there with the best that Allagash makes. I would certainly get this on tap if again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 13:57:47 | More by tigg924
3.96/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Dated October 2013. Cork hit the ceiling, but no gushing.
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.
M: Light-to-moderate carbonation with a fairly light body. Open on the palate.
O: Solid brew, if a bit less impressive than expected. Probably should have sat on this one a bit longer. I was hoping for a bit more complexity, but fans of wine barrel aging and brettanomyces will enjoy this.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 19:18:39 | More by fourstringer
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
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