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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Allagash Confluence Ale is created with a mixed fermentation; utilizing our house primary Belgian style yeast in combination with our proprietary Brettanomyces strain. The two yeast strains work in tandem creating a marriage between spice and fruit flavors that ultimately leave a lingering silky mouth feel. Confluence is brewed with a blend of both imported pilsner and domestic pale malts as well as a portion of caramel malt, resulting in a complex malty profile. Tettnang and East Kent Golding hops are added in the brew process to balance the intricate malty profile while adding a sweet and spicy citrus aroma. After fermentation, Confluence undergoes a lengthy aging process in stainless steel tanks to enhance the flavors. Prior to bottling, it is dry hopped with a Glacier hops, providing a pleasant balance of aromas. Confluence is then bottle conditioned and aged in our cellar prior to release. ABV: 7.4% Original Gravity: 1064 Recommended Cellaring Temp: 50°F Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50°F


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (370) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours a bright lemon yellow color with a good head. Aroma is hay, lemon, sour, tart, grass, mild hops, pear, honey, white grape. Taste is hay, hops, brett sour, grass, honey, pear. Overall a decent beer, very different, but the combo they went for isn’t extremely appealing to my palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2140) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2013 bottle pours golden, white head. Funk nose, taste is slight sour, lemons. Light body with some booze and axidburn on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1030) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Draft sample at allagash. Hazy light gold. Lemon and pear, light honey, subdued brett throughout, touch of spice, pilsnery, grassy and floral. A lot going on but, very balanced. Everything is perfectly blended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2649) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2015
At WTWBA. Yellowish pour. Nose is filled with fruits and yeast. Tastes of pineapple, pear, vanilla, yeast, floral, and some funk. Interesting all around brew. Deep flavors

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7533) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle - Nice tart, slight perfumy stone fruit. Cloudy yellow gold with a small white head. Lemon, some funky peach and grassy notes. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1534) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Aromas are floral, tropical, pear, viognier-like, melon. Cloudy yellow, quickly diminishing white head. Fruity, barnyard, some banana, herbal, subtle spice. Light bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1159) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
750 ml bottle from March 2011. Aroma is full of tropical fruit with nice pineapple, mango and passion fruit notes. Some lighter stone fruit and moderate citrus. Light white wine character. Light coriander and pink peppercorn phenolics. Pours a cloudy, pale, golden straw with a large, frothy, white head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers with moderate lacing. Medium small legs. Flavor has a light acidity with light tropical and stone fruit notes. Medium light phenolics, similar to the aroma with an herbal character as well. Moderate bitterness. Light graininess that has turned a bit stale. Finish is herbal, grassy and a bit harsh. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer. In my opinion, the aroma was helped by the age but the flavor, especially the finish, was hurt by it. Not really any dry hopped character left.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlakemanTFM (7) - Greensboro, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Being an IPA guy I was coerced into trying a "sour". Yes it is different, but was worth it! Would not take over my IPA habit but a great beer just the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
6 fl. oz. on tap @ Lord Hobo. Pours cloudy yellow with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with some fruits and yeast. Flavor is sour malts, yeast, some fruits and some alcohol. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (321) - - NOV 26, 2014
pris lors d un voyage a nyc pris au jeffry on na une biere de couleur oranger ambre avec peu effervesence on ma une combinason de malt et agrune et un cote epicer une de type assez classique malt belge assez costaud en boucche


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