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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude

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899 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 899 | Reviews: 403 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kiya:
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kiya

California

3.23/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

January 2007 Vintage 750ML...

Pours a tall but airy head filled with bubbles so large you can hear the head dissipate. A nice golden dark peach color with a small bit of head retention that leaves no trace.

Scents are difficult to distinguish as it's light on the nose.. sour berries and tangy candies come through as it comes up to room temperature.
I take a sip and the carbonation is too intense to get a good idea what as to what i'm tasting.. An anise seed flavor attacks then gives way to a barn back. I let it sit for a few minutes then go at it again hoping for more. I'm met with a slightly more musty version of the first experience, with more of a roasted malt flavor.
Mouthfeel on this is disappointing, the carb is too strong and makes it difficult to pinpoint what flavors i'm tasting.
It's drinkable, but not in the best way, especially considering the price of a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 01:47:29 | More by kiya
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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.

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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.