Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by number1bum:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
December 2007 vintage. Pours a burnt orange color with good clarity and about two fingers of off-white head. Head recedes to a thin but full lace.
Smell is quite bold and has some red wine characteristics, oak, peppery spice, some fruit. Lots of yeast going aromas, both "typical" Belgian yeast as well as funky brett. Some alcohol is noticeable. Oak and red wine characteristics dominate as it warms.
Taste is very complex, starting off dry with red wine characteristics and then moving to a funky, tart and yeasty flavor. Then comes some fruit, pear maybe (this is probably the peak in terms of sweetness with just a splash of sweet pear) followed by some vanilla, peppery spice, earthy and oaky flavor and finishing dry with all of these last aforementioned flavors lingering on the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden but comes out a bit more as it warms.
Mouthfeel is quite crisp and dry, both of which give it a light feel in the mouth. I guess I'd call it a medium body.
This is quite an interesting, complex and very well crafted brew. The flavor profile is not my favorite of the Allagash line, but it is still a stellar beer. Definitely worth picking up.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2008 22:37:08 | More by number1bum
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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
94 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.