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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,397 |  Reviews: 453
Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dduquette
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbrag
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mac31
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tulip on draft

Lovely red wine accents imparted in the entry, carrying through the mid-palate. Souring from the Brett is wonderful: aged, mellowed, mature, balanced. Nice familiar oaky/woody notes to round out and soften the beer. Hay, barnyardy funkiness adds a nice layer of complexity. I love the subtle funkiness of this brew. Low carbonation. I love low carbed beers. Alcohol is well covered, specifically by the tannins. Dry and tannic in the finish. Really funky finish as the beer warms up. This sour does not appear rushed or young in any way, which is much appreciated. The drinkability of this beer is exemplary. There isn't much (if any) from Allagash that I haven't liked. This doesn't change my perception. A great beer.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 edition poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip
A: Hazy light brown with a 1+ finger head
S: Malt, yeast, barnyard funk, sour fruit and wine/fermented grapes
T: Funk up front followed by wine grapes, sour fruit, wild yeast and fruit
M: Medium-bodied, sour, a hint bitter
O: Delicious, well balanced and I think age has treated it well

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Photo of mmoriarty
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OrangeMen
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage
1 year since bottling date

Appearance- Pours a lighter orange, golden color. Glistens w/ transparency, fast rising carbonation bubbles. Finger thick, slight off white colored head, creamy tightly packed bubbles. Slight alcohol legs on glass.

Aroma- Sweet fruit notes, tangerine, apricot, pear, and melon. Dry tannins, oak, sweeter red wine grape, juicy plum, vinous. Slight funky yeast, grassy, crackery bread.

Taste- Tart red fruits, plum, grape. Vinous quality, red wine tannins. Sweeter tropical fruit notes, apricot, melon, lingering juicy pineapple. Funky yeast on the finish, grassy, musty, dry oak and juicy fruits.

Feel- Medium feel, creamy and sweet at times, but leaves a lingering dryness. Moderate carbonation level.

Overall- Incredibly complex w/ well integrated flavors. Lots of tart fruits mixing with a great vinous quality, then balanced out with sweet tropical fruit notes. If that wasn’t enough the funky yeast comes through on the finish and helps dry the beer out. Mouthfeel is wonderful, creamy yet dry. Astoundingly drinkable for the higher abv. Allagash ALWAYS impresses me every time i drink one of their beers, and this one is no different.

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brown120
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mani
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deteknician
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DBosco
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nalid66
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnct
2.48/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of q33jeff
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

**
11/20/2015
On Tap at Blend. Yellow Orange with a Big White head. Aroma is citrus, orange, yeast. A little wang. Taste has more Wang, but no too much. Pretty good, but not my style.
**

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Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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