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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,007 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,007
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 255
Gots: 171 | FT: 12
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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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-22-2014 11:28:00 | More by LakerLeith
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-21-2014 01:54:24 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-19-2014 16:38:50 | More by Butchnasty
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Dbot

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-16-2014 22:25:58 | More by Dbot
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sreichgott

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-16-2014 02:28:03 | More by sreichgott
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

so much character to this beauty, lucky enough to find it on tap at the farmhouse Burlington. pale in color, unassuming, and even drab, but one sniff confirms its place amongst the top dwelling wild ales of the word. a ton of jammy red wine essence, the barrel character is first and foremost here, with the brett right behind in tow. the flavor is a little different, with the yeast way out ahead of the red wine, almost strident in its assertiveness, packing both alcohol rawness and oaky maturity, its truly a weirdo in the best sense of the word. flavor features more base malt than anticipated, with some amount of wheat and the brett before other yeasts. its super dry but doesn't lose its fruity red wine character. I am impressed with the subtlety of the alcohol, and all the cherry character of the booze. enough body for all the flavors to hold up, but it still seems light to me for some reason. carbonation is relatively up beat too. complex as they come, and different from the wild ale crowd. something special here.

08-14-2014 02:17:05 | More by StonedTrippin
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-11-2014 23:32:04 | More by zachattack555
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udfan07

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-10-2014 22:21:26 | More by udfan07
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KG710

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-10-2014 07:20:16 | More by KG710
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HipHopsHooray

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-07-2014 02:48:31 | More by HipHopsHooray
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keags_beer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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benbazi

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Austindanson

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

In honor of our family's impending trip to shores of Maine...
Poured into an Allagash small tulip glass: color is lighter amber, slightly opaque, copper hues on the glass edges, head is light tan and presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring, no lacing.

Smell is tilted towards the tart, sourness of the brett yeast off notes, pear, maybe some sour grapes, with a subtle farmhouse funk with some biscuit.

Taste is more balance between the two yeast strains: immediate flavor is sour, tart brett like sourness; then there is transition to dryer farmhouse style crispness. I can't identify the wine barrel presence, but I'm sure the tilt in aroma and upfront flavor towards grape and pear like sourness is amplified by this. Almost forgot to mention that this beer has incredible flavor and presence with no indication its the strength. On second thought, i think the wine barrel aging has softened any esters or strong flavors from the strength.

Mouthfeel is a great balance again: sourness provides lingering intriguing flavors, while the softness from the wine barrels creates great presence on the cheeks and there is even the drying qualities from the farmhouse yeast.

Overall, a great beer, incredible flavor and complexity when you understand where its subtleties come from. And to top it off its strong and sweet but not overpowering, another great ale from Allagash.

07-31-2014 23:40:33 | More by mvanaskie13
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Connecticut

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Illinois

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell: oak and dark fruit

Taste: oak, dark fruit, toasted malt, and hay

Mouthfeel: sweet and funky, light in body, medium carbonation

Overall: An excellent saison that tastes like it is mixed with a healthy helping of fruit juices. I think this beer is right up there with the best that Allagash makes. I would certainly get this on tap if again.

07-25-2014 13:57:47 | More by tigg924
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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,007 ratings.