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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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1,009 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,009
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 255
Gots: 173 | 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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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-28-2013 08:17:56 | More by Rollzroyce21
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-27-2013 00:56:22 | More by HopsHopenstein
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thampel09

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

04-23-2013 19:20:12 | More by thampel09
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-22-2013 02:00:40 | More by asafarc2
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-16-2013 02:19:42 | More by stevec32
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clord717

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-12-2013 14:52:19 | More by clord717
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-08-2013 02:26:24 | More by HattedClassic
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-07-2013 03:10:15 | More by phishbfm
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erha2

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-04-2013 20:07:20 | More by erha2
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sloelco

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-04-2013 03:53:59 | More by sloelco
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superspak

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, August 2008 vintage. Pours very hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a nothing. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour apple, lemon, grape, cherry, straw, hay, clove, pepper, oak, leather, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of wild yeast character and barrel notes. Taste of tart apple, lemon, grape, cherry, pepper, clove, oak, wheat, hay, straw, grass, leather, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart light fruits, oak, pepper, clove, wheat, leather, hay, straw, grass, funk, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and wild yeast flavors; with a nice malt/ester flavors balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild saison style. Very nice balance and complexity of wild yeast esters and malt notes; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. Would like to try a younger vintage of this in the future to compare.

04-03-2013 03:52:15 | More by superspak
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-03-2013 00:52:59 | More by ShemRahBoo
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-01-2013 15:42:26 | More by oldp0rt
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

On-tap at Blind Tiger.

Beer is cloudy amber in colour. No head.

Nose is tart, with green grape and apple both present. A good dose of yeast. A bit like a tart apple or white grape juice. Nice.

Taste is quite tart. A variety of light fruits are present. I get peach, green apple and grape. Yeasty and bready. A bit of a honey flavour. Also a slight herbal flavour, particularly in the finish. A fair bit going on.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sticky and refreshing.

Overall, quite good.

03-31-2013 02:23:34 | More by jrenihan
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Jakk

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-30-2013 02:04:32 | More by Jakk
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-27-2013 13:24:16 | More by yourefragile
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-24-2013 22:36:31 | More by csustar001
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-24-2013 01:57:00 | More by Sparky44
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -28.9%

03-23-2013 20:17:29 | More by rderedin
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-19-2013 23:18:46 | More by Mantooth
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

03-19-2013 02:23:56 | More by mendvicdog
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-18-2013 23:39:15 | More by srw
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-17-2013 19:46:07 | More by JohnQVD
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somenerd

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-16-2013 18:55:07 | More by somenerd
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jnauer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-16-2013 13:24:40 | More by jnauer
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.