Allagash Interlude | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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.

Added by brewandbbq on 01-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,397
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
332
Gots:
288
For Trade:
12
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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TimmyMijal
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jawelch1986
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paleoplant
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 ml cork and cage bottle dated 5/13/2015 into a teku glass. Pours a deep, hazy af amber color with an inch of off-white head that dissipates slowly. The nose is a huge bouquet of funky Brett, grassy character, foeder, and fruity, vinous notes. Taste is huge and has layers and layers of flavor. First, it's slightly tart, then sweet, then tart again in the swallow. All the while, there are flavors of super funky brettanomyces, grape must, tons of oak, a touch of vanilla, and in the swallow, the grape and the funk stick around for ages. Feel is fairly full in body with light to medium carbonation. Overall, this is a case where words can't suffice, hence the shorter description. This stuff is just layer upon layer of funk and fruit and they build off of each other and keep coming up as you drink. Each sip reveals another layer of something you didn't get before. The age and what it did with the Brett honesty make this damn near unbelievable.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle, room temp

A: a nice, clear amber with a minimal, fizzy head, the liquid clings to the glass with a certain thickness
S: the red wine comes though immediately in something of a dark fruit medley with a subtle sweetness that seems almost bready, a touch of cinnamon as well
T: pleasant and peculiar, an immediate almost candy (I get marshmallow) like sweetness rolls off the tongue, along with a tartness from the red wine barrel and then a quiet bite there as well. there is a pleasant note of peach and (I want to say) lime here, and the malt body is just right, sweet and pleasant
M: very dry, very much has the mouthfeel of a dry red, right down to the filmy character it has (it coats the tongue but not in the way a stout would)
O: exceptional and different, with many of the qualities of the barrel it was aged in, but also married with a very interesting base beer that makes this a most unique experience, there's a certain common quality that I always pick up from their specialty offerings (the graham cracker and lime), an odd unexpected character that I don't get from other breweries. Seek This out, like all of their specialty offerings, it is quite excellent!

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Photo of Zonian1
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aszatk01
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,397 ratings.
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