Interlude | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two yeast strains were used to create this unique Belgian-style ale. The first, a Saison yeast, establishes the flavor foundations of a classic Belgian-style ale. The second, our house strain of Brettanomyces yeast, contributes myriad flavors including pear, apricot, graham cracker, and bread crust. A portion of Interlude is aged in red wine barrels, which imparts a distinctive vinous, plum character and a dry, almost tannic, finish.

Added by brewandbbq on 01-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,992
Reviews:
458
Ratings:
1,444
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
339
Gots:
300
Trade:
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Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrOH
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy copper, not much head to speak of, no retention or lace
Very vinous, but not winy. Brett derived fruitiness, some wine aromatics, hint of phenolics.
Flavor is very wine-like, but doesn't remind me of any wine I've had. Maybe it's the bit of malt backbone. Otherwise, follows the aroma.
Definitely doesn't feel like a 10.6% beer. Dry, the bit of tannins from the barrel keep in cleansing, no booziness
Dang good. Not something I'd drink all the time, but definitely enjoyable here and there.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jdg204
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2018-07-08
750ml bottle served in a pair of snifters. 2017, bottled on 06/01/17.

Pours a murky, flat, brownish-red. No head, little carbonation. Smell is rich, tart, cherries and/or red wine.

Taste similar, but with a strong brett funk in the background. Kind of interesting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and flat. Overall, it's a tasty and interesting beer, but it needs some carbonation.

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Photo of VforVinny
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes more like a mild sour but that's not a bad thing.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vinous, light tartness, plum, earthy Brett, grape, white pepper, oak, vanilla

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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super sour!

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

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,444 ratings