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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

985 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 249
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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Reviews by portia99:
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml (December 2009) bottle poured into an Allagash fluted glass.

A - Pours a hazed medium amber color with endless streams of carbonation cascading upwards into the 2 fingers of fizzy and foamy off white head. The head lingers for a brief period and falls leaving behind some foamy lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - Very funky on the nose. Brett dominates the aroma. Their is with tons of yeasty, barnyard, grassy/hay and earthy aromas along with a distinct woody/oaky character. Mildly lemony, lots of apples and a bit of white wine like aromas too.

T - Much like the aroma - brett and wood are front and center. Lots of tart fruit is there to surround the funky barnyardy brettiness - especially apples, some lemons and pears. Makes me think a bit of a funked up pinot grigio with its sour/tart fruitiness. Tartness is very mild with way more emphasis on the funk. I'm also getting some nice spicy flavors in here with cloves being the most noticeable although still only a complementary and not a dominant flavor component.

M - Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation that gives a lively and tingly feel throughout. Lingering oakiness and bretty funk into the aftertaste. Also a bit of a foamy feel that bubbles on the tongue through to the swallow.

D - Very enjoyable wild...love the funky, bretti character here. Combined with the oak and the complex fruitiness, this one is a winner. 9.5% - really? Not really sensing this - probably means disaster is waiting ahead of me, but oh well...this is so good I'm easily finishing the bottle on my own.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 22:24:27 | More by portia99
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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.