Allagash Interlude | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude
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Allagash InterludeAllagash Interlude

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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

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3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma- A fruity sour wine aroma dominates the nose, with notes of spicy and musty brett.

Mouth feel- Dry on the tongue and lite in body feels like lots of carbonation.

Appearance- Hazy Light auburn in color with a hint of red. Off white head.

Taste- Dry fruity start lots of cherry other pit fruits (plum) with a tart sour cherry finish. No hop flavor and it was hard to taste much else over the tartness of the beer. If you didn't get it in the first couple sips your taste buds kinda only get the tart flavor.

This beer is good a glass is really nice and refreshing but not something I would have a lot and get drunk off of.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy dark golden in cool or with a thin fizzy off white head. Smell has a tart brett aroma With notes of white wine, apples, pears, hay, and some sweet malt. Taste is brett forward with earthy notes of barnyard, straw, and must along with a very faintly tart acidity and flavor of lemongrass. Light wine barrel, malt and peppercorn presence in the finish. Lots of dry brett and Belgian yeast meld with high amounts if carbonation, faintly tart acidity, and tannins to leave an overall well balanced beer

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Allagash Interlude from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92% out of 100 with 1,411 ratings
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