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Allagash "Interlude" 2011
Allagash Brewing Company - Portland, Maine USA
Belgian Strong Ale (ABV 9.5%)

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

The pour was a clear reddish copper orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that diminished quickly into a thin layer of residue that lasted throughout and produced some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma had a Farmhouse funkiness to it, with a sweaty grain malt, some wild yeast and had notes of sour grapes, red wine and a nice woody oak.

The taste was sweetly acidic, quite tart and very fruity right off and then became sweetly sour with a strong wine characteristic and a hint of wood at the end. The flavor stayed with you for a nice long time after the swallow, allowing for a nice sour grape finish.

Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body and very dry in texture, like a nice Merlot with a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a very unique tasting strong ale, one like I have never tasted in the past, but definitely plan to do so again in the future.

Sampled; 1/15/2012

1 comment
  • Mark
    Mark Sounds fantastic. I've had their Tripel Reserve which I really liked. I'll have to try this too!
    January 19, 2012 - 1 likes this