Allagash Interlude | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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so much character to this beauty, lucky enough to find it on tap at the farmhouse Burlington. pale in color, unassuming, and even drab, but one sniff confirms its place amongst the top dwelling wild ales of the word. a ton of jammy red wine essence, the barrel character is first and foremost here, with the brett right behind in tow. the flavor is a little different, with the yeast way out ahead of the red wine, almost strident in its assertiveness, packing both alcohol rawness and oaky maturity, its truly a weirdo in the best sense of the word. flavor features more base malt than anticipated, with some amount of wheat and the brett before other yeasts. its super dry but doesn't lose its fruity red wine character. I am impressed with the subtlety of the alcohol, and all the cherry character of the booze. enough body for all the flavors to hold up, but it still seems light to me for some reason. carbonation is relatively up beat too. complex as they come, and different from the wild ale crowd. something special here.

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