1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

904 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 904
Reviews: 404
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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 904 | Reviews: 404 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by shangwang:
Photo of shangwang
shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-13-2013 00:52:18 | More by shangwang
More User Reviews:
Photo of bkwhoppa66
bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-21-2014 00:49:08 | More by bkwhoppa66
Photo of MtnDewd
MtnDewd

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-20-2014 15:29:17 | More by MtnDewd
Photo of udubdawg
udubdawg

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-20-2014 14:49:54 | More by udubdawg
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml C&C bottle. October 2013 vintage.

poured into a pair of tulip glasses.

Appearance: cloudy roange bodied beer with 1 full finger of white head. Head drops down to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Wheat malts, lots of red wine and oak, yeast and peppery. Citrusy and fruity.

Taste: mild to moderate tartness. Nice grainy, wet hay, and yeasty flavors. Fruity and earthy brett flavors. Citrusy flavors mostly oranges, but a hint of lemons too and hint of black pepper. Vinous red wine. Deep oakiness. Finishes with mild tartness, vinous red wine notes, and those grainy wheat malts. Such great balance of all the flavors and everything is soo well integrated.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer almost medium bodied beer. Moderate carbonation. Drinks like its a low abv saison. doesnt become boozey at all. Soft and slightly creamy carbonation that has a little bit of driness to it. The beer has a supple and delicate mouthfeel that feels classy!

Overall: What a nice rustic saison by Allagash! A red wine barrel aged saison with brett! Yes please! $25 a bottle wow that hurts the wallet, but its definately worth its hefty price tag. It is such a great saison and the red wine notes are near flawlessly integrated into the saison! What a great beer by Allagash and its a shelf turd to boot!!!

Paired this beer with grilled chicken and coleslaw. What a great beer to pair with many different dishes! The beer doesnt overpower the food and it doesnt get boozey after a bite of food either. This beer is a class act all around wether you are just drinking the beer or having a food pairing with Interlude! I would recommend chicken, pork, any seafood, or freshwater fish paired with this beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:03:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of freshtojeff
freshtojeff

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-19-2014 19:18:55 | More by freshtojeff
Photo of Sanchezrox23
Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-18-2014 07:41:48 | More by Sanchezrox23
Photo of garuda
garuda

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 13:24:55 | More by garuda
Photo of MtOrion
MtOrion

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-17-2014 03:06:17 | More by MtOrion
Photo of craft_shannie
craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-16-2014 15:51:23 | More by craft_shannie
Photo of DubCo21
DubCo21

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -23%

04-16-2014 02:05:59 | More by DubCo21
Photo of Gregwa
Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-13-2014 17:30:53 | More by Gregwa
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23%

04-12-2014 19:27:44 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-08-2014 20:52:58 | More by afsdan
Photo of muskiesman
muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-05-2014 15:50:04 | More by muskiesman
Photo of seanchai
seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-04-2014 20:02:40 | More by seanchai
Photo of psoriasaurus
psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-02-2014 12:43:49 | More by psoriasaurus
Photo of nyrblue2
nyrblue2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-01-2014 23:09:46 | More by nyrblue2
Photo of HollyHops
HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-01-2014 14:25:14 | More by HollyHops
Photo of Hopbully
Hopbully

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-31-2014 19:29:24 | More by Hopbully
Photo of jim_carignan
jim_carignan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-31-2014 01:15:37 | More by jim_carignan
Photo of sunofneurot
sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-30-2014 00:04:32 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of andthevolcano
andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-29-2014 17:09:05 | More by andthevolcano
Photo of Hellmeh
Hellmeh

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-29-2014 04:25:53 | More by Hellmeh
Photo of sirsteve42
sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-27-2014 00:17:29 | More by sirsteve42
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 904 ratings.