Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 981 | Reviews: 408 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by trep:
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
More User Reviews:
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 981 ratings.