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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

985 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 251
Gots: 169 | 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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jnauer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-16-2013 13:24:40 | More by jnauer
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Zman632


2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

03-16-2013 00:31:17 | More by Zman632
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tun875

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-15-2013 23:17:22 | More by tun875
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JonBlaze

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-15-2013 23:03:27 | More by JonBlaze
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml into a wine glass.

A: Pours a murky orange-tinged amber with a surprisingly small white head.

S: Sticky citrus, cakey esters, some gamey notes from the brett, dry wine barrel tannins, a bit of pleasant acidity.

T: Very dry vinous tannins dominate the flavor. Light dark fruits from the barrel, oak, slightly fruity brett (a bit of pineapple), ghost of pale malt sweetness. Dry and tannic in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: While tasty, I would have liked to see a bit more of the base saison shine through.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:28:09 | More by Etan
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hyoung41

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-15-2013 00:04:45 | More by hyoung41
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle at BYOB in Phoenixville, PA (Thanks Owen)

*Appearance is a nice gold color, light saison with some reddish ting.
*Smell is fruity, bubbly, raspberry.
*Taste is like a bubbly wine - Charddonay with a red fruit from the wine barrels.
*Mouthfeel is like a champagne, very carbonated from the Bretts. A bit of a bite from alcohol and bubbles.
*Overall--Good saison taste, the aging in barrels adds to its appeal. I would not seek this again unless someone wanted a bubbly wine tasting beer or to show this as an example of something you would never think to call "beer".

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 15:24:04 | More by SHerninko
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.9%

03-13-2013 21:10:53 | More by wmobley
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-09-2013 16:54:26 | More by Mikecap
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-08-2013 20:40:15 | More by dcguitar
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-04-2013 21:17:38 | More by avschmitt
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nzerbe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-04-2013 00:32:29 | More by nzerbe
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wedge

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Flying Saucer (Raleigh)

Clear golden orange body with a slim collar of white foam. Tart, funky aromas greet the nose...grapes, hay, Brett, fruit, and light oak. Flavor follows the smell: tart, slightly sweet grape, Bretty funk, light wood, lemon, and berries. Pretty interesting and satisfying. Dry, medium bodied, tart, and somewhat crisp. Drinks a lot easier than it should...

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2013 01:35:48 | More by wedge
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-02-2013 13:02:30 | More by jjcote
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deac83

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-02-2013 03:18:11 | More by deac83
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-02-2013 01:19:37 | More by Pdrufo
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap to wine glass

A: golden honey with a bit of light orange to amber semi transparent but with a bit of cloudiness there is no head

T: there is definitely some of thy standard barn yard taste but I am not getting anything from the wine barrels some tartness to it but not much disappointed

S:there isn't much smell here at all hops funk not much of anything I am confused

M: smooth and oily that is very drinkable and manageable viscosity abv is completely hidden

O: I feel like this beer stopped 10 yrds before the finish line it has a lot of potential to be good but it really isn't there yet which just leaves me confused and kinda disappointed

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2013 00:53:59 | More by Pinknuggets
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-26-2013 20:26:02 | More by Seaba
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-26-2013 14:39:51 | More by UnderPressure
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-24-2013 16:45:21 | More by UltimateLivewire
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-23-2013 05:13:28 | More by JellyJacket
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2013 15:42:27 | More by Bizoneill
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The1WineGuy

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-21-2013 01:24:05 | More by The1WineGuy
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2012 October. Solid pop off the cork with a little bit of nudging.

Really pretty body color, opaque with a real nice peach orange body. Lots of rising thin carbonation. Head is a little off white, kind of soapy but manages some retention and settles slowly to an easy finger puck.

Nose has a good pepper brett sense and nice hints of fresh squeezed lemon. A light sweet malt caramel hides in the back. Pretty solid and mouthwatering, with a jammy apricot sense of sweetness. Hints of sugarsnap cookies and dough also. Real interesting.

Palate is fairly solid on the fruit forward angle. Jammy apricot body with a nice round texture. Doesn't feel as carbonated as expected. Very big full fruit and rich mouthfeel with a nice density. Hints raw cookie dough which seems so odd but fun! Tannic quality is really nice if hardly noticeable, with a good softness.

Overall a real neat take and strangely not wine like, but with great wine character. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 23:46:48 | More by smakawhat
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2013 05:04:05 | More by Blanco
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.