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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

981 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 247
Gots: 170 | 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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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
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-19-2013 01:25:14 | More by BRD14
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-18-2013 14:13:56 | More by IcemanCometh
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TheAngryBurrito

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bottle of the 2012 release on New Years day and I am aging two more bottles to be opened in 2014 and 2015. Pours a cloudy light orange color with almost no head. Starts with an orange peel flavor and finishes with an oak bitterness and mild sour notes throughout. Overall it is a little more bitter than I would have liked and I think aging will give the sourness time to build to a more pleasing level. Purchased at Valley Beverage Company in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Re-Review: I tried this again on tap and it was a totally different experience. The Brett flavors were amazing with a perfect balance of fruit, yeast, and sour. Revising score significantly.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 14:59:10 | More by TheAngryBurrito
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gshackles

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-15-2013 23:29:19 | More by gshackles
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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-14-2013 21:40:56 | More by hayesjw
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WineSellers

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-13-2013 00:32:14 | More by WineSellers
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-09-2013 16:12:23 | More by SupremePie
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2013 00:27:56 | More by IdrinkGas
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-06-2013 22:11:34 | More by dvmin98
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.