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Allagash Interlude - Allagash Brewing Company

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94
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993 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 993
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 253
Gots: 168 | FT: 13
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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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sinistrsam

Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a hazy copper-brown with a medium offwhite head and good lacing.
The smell was very complex, with hints of bubble gum, phenols, citrus, and sour cherries. Very good.
The taste was much of the same; sour cherries, citrus, candi sugar, honey and bread dough.
The mouthfeel was bittersweet to start, with a major tanin presence, biting and sour, fading to sweet and tongue-coating. Medium-bodied.
Overall, very complex and very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 14:30:05 | More by sinistrsam
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IntriqKen

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm disappointed.
This is so typically a Belgian Pale Ale that it disappoints me. I was expecting something 'special'. The oak barrel aging is so subtle it is almost none existent.

I have to apologize because this is probably exactly what they were attempting to achieve.

Perfect color...nice head retention...flavors are absolutely Belgian....oak is present but very subdued..not overpowering at all. Merely blended to create a slightly different dimension.

Good..maybe great in what they attempted.
Still...I'm disappointed.
I was hoping for someing...'more'.

Rating it straight '4's' is because the qualifier for 4 is 'good'. It's good. But almost to the point of being 'average'.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 02:59:12 | More by IntriqKen
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gford217

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

December 2007 bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Poured a nice hazy golden with a big fluffy white head.

S: Talk about bringing the funk. It was like walking into a horse barn after a heavy rain. Smells much like a Belgian Sour to me. Certainly complex.

T: Much like the smell. The seriously strong funky taste overpowers all else. Extremely sour with a hint of lemon and possible some light fruits, though it's tough to get through the funk.

M: Definitely complex and highly carbonated. The tartness goes on and on.

D: Well, I'm certainly intrigued by this one. I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of sour ales, and this skews heavily in the sour direction. I have to give Allagash credit though as I've never tasted anything like this. Very unique.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 02:14:54 | More by gford217
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Ehouse

California

4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A complex beast of a beer. Immediate hit of carbonation followed by flavors of funky fruit, cherry, apple, plum, bread crust, oak, and barnyard. No I've never tasted a barnyard, but seriously it has this lingering flavor of how a barnyard smells, minus the shit. A dry, crisp finish with lingering tartness. Overall an AMAZING beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 23:10:10 | More by Ehouse
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Flyer

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent beer, and yet I was a little disappointed, because I had HUGE expectations based on my love of the other Allagash oak-aged beers and the price -- $19 (compared to $14 for Curieaux). It pours a golden ruddy color with a good head, nice lacing, and a continuous stream of fine bubbles. Big aroma dominated by oak and Belgian-y floral notes. More of the same flavor-wise, with some late fruity notes (cherry? peach?) and maybe a little anise. A pleasantly bracing sharpness hits the back of the palate late. Not as complex as expected, but still very very good. Truly, I do heartily recommend this, but I enjoyed the Curieaux and the Musette more.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2008 19:16:04 | More by Flyer
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

feel the funk... hazy dark orange with a white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. brett, spice, pepper, vanilla and more contribute to the georgeous nose and extremely well balanced taste. medium body with a smooth flow and just a hint of sour in the finish. booze is pretty much undetectable. the price hurts a little, because i wish i could drink beer like this all day every day. fantastic.

edit: 10.15.10... drinking an august 2008 bottle that has been stored properly. brett really, really coming out and blending with what i call "blood of the earth" scents and tastes from the wine barrels. really morphed into a very well-balanced, complex beer, but the sour has gone spicy and the wood has really come out. it'll be cool to see where these bottles go after a few more years. cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 04:51:26 | More by timtim
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Squatchito

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

December 2007 bottle into Delirium Tulip.

A: Hazy, burnt orange in color. Aggressive pour, very little head, gone almost right away, and no lacing to speak of whatsoever.

S: Crazy, this stuff has so many aromas it is hard to pick out the biggies. Definitely pick up a fruits, oak, and spicyness.

T: Like the smell, this has a LOT of stuff going on. Fruity and malty, but not overly sweet. It has a nice earthy malt character as well. Fairly tangy with notes of alcohol showing up mid-late.

M: Mid-light body with a nice dance on the tongue carbonation that compliments the tartness.

D: This is pretty complex. I have killed the bottle over the course of about 4 hours, and had it with dinner. This isn't an everyday thing for me. I don't even know if a once a month sort of thing. I certainly enjoyed it, but most likely when I buy another it will be aging for a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 01:12:19 | More by Squatchito
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flexabull

California

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2006 bottle courtesy of brandoman63, thanks again!

Pours a clear and light gold color, with a decent white head.

Smell is potent and strong. Lots of brett funk, lemons, sourness, and hay.

Taste is brett funk dominant. Taste is creamy, malt forward, and crisp. But most of the flavors are funky, spicy, very sour, tart, with some lemon zest. This is an interesting tasting beer, but it's needs a bit more balance, and a bit less funk.

Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, and full in the mouth.

Drinkability is ok. This is a pretty nice and interesting beer to sip. But there is too much brett yeast flavors for my tastes. I think this is probably not balanced enough for me, and I know the price tag is too steep as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 02:58:44 | More by flexabull
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Years corked bottle tasting extravaganza with grub and biegaman! Big thanks to grub for opening this one, this is 2005 vintage!

Pours a cloudy amber/blood orange, thick off white head, tons of lacing, great retention. Smell is funky, vinegar, fruits, wine, oak, salty, strawberries, cherries, caramel, some acidity, insanely complex. Taste is also insane, acidic, lemons, vinegar, vanilla and oak, cinnamon, spices, caramel, biscuits, grapes, wicked good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, some warmth and goes down easy. Insanely good and complex. Thanks a ton for sharing Russ!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 01:09:17 | More by Viggo
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mcallister

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A dense fiery orangish scarlet color with a highly carbonated head and overflow upon un-corking. The white head leaves a thin yet full layer of lace on my glass.

Ripe with fruit and funk. Notes of oak, berry, spice, earth, leather and tropical yeasty notes with some stone fruit thrown in. Very complex aromas.

A fine beer indeed. Thick and creamy on the middle ending with a burst of carbonation that dives even further into some glyceryl notes. Leathery earth ridden with a belgian spice and yeast shading everything. So fruity and succulent with a multiplex of fruit happenings. Some alcohol shows on the finish in the throat and chest but don't let this deter from the experience this complex beast brings to the table. Too bad I don't enjoy Belgian ales more.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 21:28:23 | More by mcallister
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kkipple

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2007, split with Khiasmus and a few others.

Alright, the one line review is thusly: If you like oak and brett, you'll love this beer. Did that go to two lines? Darn. Onward.

So, Interlude (great name) is a mostly-clear rich gold with a small head that hugs the glass. Pretty basic.

Smelling some Strange Fruit (tm). My friends say pineapple and I can't disagree... something weird and tropical going on here... but of course the star of the show is the funkadelic brett. If you've smelled it you know exactly what I'm talking about. If not... well, you'll see. Also gettin' some white grape, caramel malt, and a delicious smooth coolness that can only be... oak! Yup, the oak shines through. Wine lovers will get it immediately.

So what's it all taste like? Three words? Citrus-brett-oak. Interlude is a dry, mildly sweet, bready ale that really is just a transport vehicle for the stars of the show - namely, the brett yeast and the big oak flavor Allagash's wondrous casks imparted. There some lemon here, and a vast woody oak presence that's impossible to overlook. Some vanilla and alcohol too; the ever present funky sour brett is everywhere.

Mouthfeel is pretty good for this sort of thing, it's lowly carbonated and dry (oak again), with a very tart-sweet finish and that distinct coolness that refreshes.

This is a tough beer to rate... it's barely a Belgian Strong, and I guarantee it's like few beers you've had before. If you like your beers dry, sour, and woody you'll like this. I personally thought it was darn impressive, but more as a proof-of-concept than anything else. I'm not dying to try it again.

Allagash as usual pushes the barrel-aging of beers in new interesting directions -- they're the best barrel folks on the East Coast -- but the price and oddness of the beer relegate this to impress-your-friends status. That said! It's a good beer, a unique beer, and one you should try if for no other reason than to expand your palate. Did I mention it hovers around $18 a bottle? No? Heh. Wine-like indeed!

*2005 vintage, drunk Feb '09

More brett here, the flavor has mellowed and turned a lot more pineapple-y than I remember. This is getting very good. Oak is in the mid and backend, carbonation is still quite nice and fluffy. The sweet-tart-sour interplay is interesting and deeper than previously, but more mellow and blended. Very nice. 4.3. Thanks to Chris Dotson for sharing!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 02:18:55 | More by kkipple
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khiasmus

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage.

A- Light orange with a finger of head after a short pour. A slight amount of lacing as well.

S- Oddly enough--and I have to give my friend Jeremy credit for this-- It smells like hawaiian pizza. Tomatoes and pineapple- tons of both. It also has a bit of lemon, the oak barrel fermentation, and yeast... other notes of, well, a sweet-ish gueuze.

T- Yeast, lemon, faint malt, citrus, oak, oak, oak, sour oak, oak.

M- Light, fluffy, smooth, highly carbonated.

D- Very drinkable. I wish I could have this more often...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 04:53:20 | More by khiasmus
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mughugger for sharing this w/ me.
Decanted cool into a snifter served at Drafting room in Exton, Pa.

A - Amber/golden liquid w/ light head and thick streams of off white lace.

S - Strong brett odors, familiar horsey aroma

M - Tangy, woody and crisp w/ a tannic and light sour feel w/ low effervessence

T - Dry and oaky at the start w/ vinous and toasty ale notes. A white grapey sweetness coupled w/ vanilla oak nuttiness.

D - Great brett beer, very flavorful w/ wonderful oakey notes from the Syrah barrels, If you like brett you will like it. I would love a second bottle to make sure, haha.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 20:13:02 | More by Slatetank
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

purplehops hooked me up with this one as part of BC2. big thanks stan!

750ml bottle, corked and caged. 2005 vintage. sampled dec 31/07.

pours deep orangey copper colour with a small off-white head. the head drops fairly quick with almost no lace.

aroma is great. light brett funk. orange and tangerine. very fresh. hints of merlot and syrah. bit of leather and tobacco leaves. hint of lemon.

taste is great. solid brett presence. leather and a bit of horse blanket. tangerine and orange peel. hint of caramel. white bread. bit of alcohol. raw oak. vanilla in the edges.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is great. the brett funk is balanced and not overpowering. nice fruity character coming from the barrels. balanced and very nice overall. thanks stan!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 19:31:01 | More by grub
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Wasatch

Utah

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to NutBrown for this brew.

Jan 2007 Bottle
750ml
Caged/Corked

Nice POP upon opening.

Poured into a chalice a nice slightly cloudy deep orange color, real nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, which leaves some little islands and sticky lacing. The nose is malty, yeasty, nice touch of oak, and some caramel. The taste is slighlty sweet, malty/yeasty, some oakyness/caramel. Full body, a well rounded/complex brew. Very drinkable, this one is very tasty, highly recommended. Thanks Alan.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 19:31:19 | More by Wasatch
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rallison

California

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan. 2007 Bottling. Just under 1 year old.

A: Cider like golden amber color with a 1/2 finger white head that dies.

S: Delicious Brett! Touch of light fruits. Nice and bright.

T: Wow. Better than I expected! Beautiful Brett sour/tartness that is perfectly balanced by a delicate, slightly fruity malt backbone. Farmhouse qualities are here. Apples. Slight sweetness as well. Ridiculous balance with a delicate complexity. Loving this one!

M: No alcohol is present, and the mouthfeel is light but never leaves you wanting.

D: Exceptional!

Highly recommended. Altogether an exceptional beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 02:54:05 | More by rallison
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07: Deep amber color with a medium thick beige head that burns off pretty quickly. Rings of lace. Aroma of yeast and sour fruit plus some spice. Medium body with a vinous and oaky character. Yeast and fruit flavors over a decent malt base. The finish is is spicy (anise) and yeasty with a fruit aftertaste. Allagash typically does a good job with their offerings and this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2007 20:04:08 | More by Dogbrick
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a bright, golden, crystal clear copper with a fuzzy thin white head sustained by a nice field of bubbles.

Smells of sour bret and oak with a little buttery strawberries, pears and an ultra sour green grape.

Taste of dry strawberries and old pasta with thin stings of pineapple from the bret. Tastes a little of cork but the creamy oak comes through well.

Feels light, creamy and dry with a tiny frothing in the mouthfeel.

A very nice sipper. Probably a good “company” beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 21:27:30 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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Lothore

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 750 ml Bottle, corked and caged. When opened a jet of bubbles overflows and leaves one running for the sink. It pours a beautiful tangerine color with a small, unassuming eggshell head which fades to just about nothing. Looks like a tropical sunset.

S- Smell is fainter than that of other brews with brett although it does have a sour cidery nose with hints of apple and pear along with a touch of sweetness.

T- Tastes predominately of mixed fruits apple is at the forefront followed by citrusey tangerine tones that end fairly sour. Bready and earthy with hints of its boozy nature hiding beneath the bouquet of flavors.

M- Mouthfeel is sticky and fairly viscous with a bubbly champagne like carbonation even after quite a bit escaped when it was opened and with a hearty pour.

D- This is so complex it's hard to say that it is drinkable. As others have said I think there is a bit too much going on with this one. The Belgian pale aspect of it has some amazing flavors that get a little undercut by the brett. If one focuses just on the wild ale characteristics of this brew still something is left to be desired with balance. I think this one comes close but falls short in the fact that it is just trying too hard to be too many things. I like complexity but sometimes its good to master simple things then throwing a bunch of different fairly good aspects together. While I am pretty hard on this brew, it was excellent and I commend the people at Allagash for putting it together. With some minor adjustments it could be up there with some of the better Russian River wild Ales. Was it worth $20? I'd say probably not but if you've got the itch sometimes you just have to scratch it. I might buy this one again if it were in the 12 dollar range.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2007 02:52:52 | More by Lothore
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Halcyondays

California

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25.4 oz. wine-style bottle, bought for $19.99 at Hollingshead's Deli in Orange, CA, Vintage January 2007,

A: Pours a slightly cloudy, light orange, with a fizzy white head, which hisses at first pour, with fair retention, though later pours leave a nice film after the head dissipates.

S: Interesting smell, banyard funk, what they call horse blanket, with grape juice, and strawberry, cherry.

T: Very complex taste. Have the BSPA background, with an estery taste, mixed with the funkiness, wet hay, and saddle leather from the brett. Coming in not as robust as I thought from reading the label, are sweet wine notes, tasty grape and strawberry. A great mix of flavours, it works really well. The sourness is light, pretty mild, but it's there, but just adds to the complexity of the beer.

M: Slightly acidic, tannic, and bone-dry from the brett character, but smooth and easy to drink. The sour character almost makes it refreshing for a 9.5% beer.

D: A great beer by Allagash, but at the price, I can't see myself buying it except for once or twice when it comes out each year. Still, it is a beer every craft fan should try at least once. One of the most complex beers I have ever had for sure. Thanks to Kenny at Hollingshead's for having the last stash of this at his Deli, I can't find it anywhere else in the Southland.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2007 19:15:16 | More by Halcyondays
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emerge077

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

January 2007 release.

Decided to finally open this bottle after having a couple glasses of Orval. It seemed to be a logical progression somehow.

Body is a high-clarity amber orange, tinted the color of clover honey. A few lazy bubbles work their way into ascension. Once the bottle was opened at cellar temperature, it foamed, and weakly threatened to gush. Into a tulip glass it foamed up to the brim, then rapidly faded to a skim. Not alot of lacing or great head retention, but the color is nice.

Cheesy, mildly wild aroma. Celery, damp stones, soft ripened cheese at first.

Complex flavors, buttery cheese, vaguely fruity, straw, wild yeast definitely. It's on the restrained end of the wild spectrum, but lends enough to make it interesting (with the odd band-aid note). Honey and pear in the aftertaste. Not getting much sourness or even tartness. Very well balanced and integrated overall. I'll be getting another one of these for a special occasion, I just had to see if it lived up to the hype, and it does. For fans of wild Belgians, Saisons, etc.

I'm guessing this would pair well with a blue cheese, or Morbier and pears.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 04:42:22 | More by emerge077
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear light reddish hued body with a sea of swirling tiny bubbles to support a sticky off-white head. There is a good bit of lacing after each sip.

S- This beer has a smell of fresh rain leading into a musty light fruit hint. There is a note of wet wood and a nice vinegar note to follow up. A note of red apples comes through in the vinegar as the beer warms.

T- The soft sweet malty hint blends into a dry red wine tannin flavors with alight chalk hint to it. The beer finish with an odd but tasty plastic flavor almost like cheesy hops. The finish has some tastes of nectarines and apples skins blended together as it warms.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light sticky texture and no real alcohol heat.

D- This beer has some nice mysterious complexity and a good flavor but the plastic note at the end is a bit odd yet interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 19:17:49 | More by rhoadsrage
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srandycarter

California

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an elongated tulip.

A - Bright hued, murky golden honey. Good white head, not much retention. Lace is foamy and light.

S - I see the 'barn yard' comments, but differently. When I use barnyard for smell, it's a skankier attribute that may or may not influence taste in a negative way. This barnyard feel is more of clean hay and or a humid fresh stall. Banana, pineapple and yeast are present too.

T- Someone left the barn door open! Taste reflects truly to the first attribute in smell. Pineapple and banana ring true as well to a lesser degree, along with toast notes. Sour finish. I have never tried a beer like this.

M - Medium body, very carbonated. So much going on, hard to pin a general feel down.

D - Ok, not my favorite beer. Scores higher in A,S,T because of uniqueness, not necessarily because I really dig it. Personal thing. Really different beer, though, and I am glad to have had one!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 05:35:43 | More by srandycarter
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jjayjaye

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly darker than 'golden', yet mostly clear with a reasonable white head and some lacing. The smell is first a pungent sourness and a little spice. Adequately carbonated, the mouth feel is rather light IMO. The flavor is a tart harvest fruit. The 9.5% ABV seems to be well hidden. Granted I'm not hugely experienced with these but i have sampled a handful of the top 10...i surrender that this is not my style. This one is, by far, more expensive than the other top five and I'm just not able to discern that much difference. To those that live for Belgian Strong Pale...I salute you.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 19:15:48 | More by jjayjaye
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OStrungT

California

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden color. It sports a thin off white head. The head fades quickly, leaving a good amount of lace.

This beer smells tart and sour. I can detect a fain citrusy aroma as well. I can also smell a slight grainy aroma. Some spicey notes are present as well. Just a touch of corriander.

This beer tastes much like it smells. Sour up front, but after the sourness, I taste the grainyness. It defiantely has a farmhouse ale like flavor. Strange, a farmhouse ale that is sour.

This beer is highly carbonated. It leaves a slightly sour grainy aftertaste. The alcohol in well hidden in the flavor, aroma and mouthfeel.

I dont know how well this beer would be as a session beer. It has a unique flavor, but I dont think I would want to drink many at one time.

Overall: This beer is good. I love sour beers, and this one is no exception. Not only is it sour, but it is different, with it being very saison like. Too bad it is not cheep.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 04:06:23 | More by OStrungT
Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.