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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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1,018 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,018
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 257
Gots: 175 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Archemedies, May 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

stevec32, Apr 16, 2013
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clord717, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

erha2, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

sloelco, Apr 04, 2013
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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.

superspak, Apr 03, 2013
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ShemRahBoo, Apr 03, 2013
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oldp0rt, Apr 01, 2013
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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.

jrenihan, Mar 31, 2013
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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,018 ratings.