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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

981 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 247
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 trep:
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trep

West Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL bottle from Brawley's...'05 Version

Ah, my first review in several months, lets see if the senses have their thinking caps on.

Pours an orange copper body with a milky white whipped cream head. Head slowly dissipates to but a thin film above the body. Tiny bubbles take their time rising to the top. Looks majestic in my St. Bernardus chalice, although i'm sure I could take a piss in it and still think it looks amazing.

Sweet, fruity notes initially, followed by some obvious oak, and a leeetle bit of alcohol. Smells tart, almost funky like a saison or geuze.

Wonderful sweet, tart flavor up front that defibrilates your tongue. Light notes of oak and, like the aroma, a bit of alcohol but it's barely noticable. Finishes dry, while the aftertaste is orangepeel bitter. The flavor in this beer is outstanding.

Light-Medium bodied finishes dry with a wonderful aftertaste. Easy drinking as can be for a 9.5% beer. Was it worth what I paid? Yes, definitely, but I can't afford the 16.99 I spent on it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 03:49:42 | More by trep
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S: Light brett with vinous quality. Grapes and more subdued stone fruit. Mild earth.

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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.