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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 263
Gots: 178 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at Original Gravity on 6/21/13.

Pours an opaque orange with little head. Aroma is typical sour: lots of berries (blue, straw, rasp) and put fruit (apricots, nectarines) along with the typical farmhouse aromas of straw, earth, and spice. I even get some sweaty horse with a swirl as it warms. Flavor starts with pungent Belgian Pils and spice, followed by astringent alcohol, vinegar, and some slight tartness. The bitterness is grassy and vinous, earthy, barkish. Lots of nuances in the bitterness which is interesting and rare, imho. Some of this is from the oak, which is balanced and not overdone. Feel is slightly watery with a very dry finish.

This is a real treat, though I wish I could get some more sourness in the flavor. The alcohol is warming but not overbearing and the Belgian flavors and dryness is balanced. The beer achieves most of what it's setting out to accomplish. It's quite the tightrope walk and mostly successful.

Philousa, Jun 21, 2013
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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.