Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by jondeelee:
4.43/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This review is for the August, 2008 edition. Typical of Belgians, this one sports a strong fruity and spicy nose, replete with hints of spiced oranges, bananas, and cloves, in addition to bearing more than a passing resemblance to ice ciders.
On the tongue, most of those fruit flavors translate nicely, though the spiciness does come through far more strongly, building as the liquid swirls in your mouth. Light caramels and brown sugars are also present, as well as a good thread of toasted grains. The oak aging has allowed this brew to build up a nice, complex head of flavors, and as well, there are just the slightest hints of oak on the edges of the mouthful, resembling in this sense perhaps an extremely fruity chardonnay. Whether it's the fruity spiciness, the carbonation, or the alcohol, this one will also leave your tongue tingling. The aftertaste is a slow burnoff of the spicy fruit flavors, lasting a surprisingly long time.
Overall, I was impressed with this brew, and thought the oak aging was well worth the time and effort.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2011 15:41:40 | More by jondeelee
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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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