Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
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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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 985 ratings.