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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9471) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2016
Sample in less than perfect condition No head, muddy orange-yellow beer, full of mini UFO’s. Vegetables, celeri (raw), faintly spicy, and a tad mineral. Wild yeast aromas, if mildly so. First spicy-sweetish, then suddenly quite dry-hoppy, only to revert to the spiciness, now spiked with floormop Brett. Uneasy balance, not attractive. Leaving a bitterish-oily film behind, light body. Sample undercarbonated. Not convinced. Thansk to M & L V, for all the effort!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8057) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
655 ml. bottle sampled @ “Sir Goatie McGoat S&G Tasting”. Thank you Mathieu87 and/or PriorL! Golden, little white head. Nose is huge funk, dank cat pee funk, but also quite sweet, sugary. Taste is massive weird cat pee , some dank hops, sugar, oily, faintly sour, mineral, lemon but also sugar & malts. Lightly mineral body. Strange but enjoyable, touch too odd for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (1121) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of pear, apple, yeast, earthy. Medium bodied, crisp and complex, a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
At the brewery, kindly shared by one of the brewers. Thanks again El Mustachio! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer. NOSE: fruity, spices, malts. TASTE: fruity, malty, quite sweet, alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy golf with white head that fades quickly. Nice fruity aroma. Notes of apple, pear,grapes, apricots, yeast, and funk. Taste is not too sour. Nice crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Flavors of apple, pear, peach, caramel, biscuits, Belgian spices, yeast. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (452) - USA - JAN 7, 2016
Things didn’t go well today, but they didn’t go badly either. Just a weird juxtaposition of shine and shit. At least I can relish the fact that tomorrow is another day and hope that there is no confluence of today’s events. What better way to fend that off than drinking this particular Confluence and removing the possibility for tomorrow? No better way as far as I know. - The cage removed, a gentle press against the snug cork causes an uproar; a loud pop and a ferocious upsurge from inside the bottle. Naturally, my glass was handy and I was able to tip the bottle just soon enough to catch first the burst of foam and consequently the aromatic liquid streaming from the neck. - The beer is a foggy shade of diluted honey, capped with a frothy lemon-white head that rises fast then recedes to a finger in depth, leaving a white, sticky sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a mild balance of earthy, mild lemons, the delicate strains of dough, grass and a hint of geraniums almost effervescent above the Belgian yeasts. There’s a light malt foundation that acts as the beam for the balance of the flavors involving themselves on my tongue. - A dry finish and a spicy tang buoys the flavor and aroma in such a way that my gustatory senses cry out for more, and as pricey as this was, I would definitely buy it again. - Beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2015
From notes (07/07/15). Belgian flavor with a lot of complexity. Sweet, biscuity malt on the nose, with a lot of Belgian esters and notes. Didn’t get much brett flavor, but that may have needed more time to come out. Just another world-class Belgian beer from Allagash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1704) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Yeast, fruit, funk, spice and malt aroma. Yeast, pear, apple, peach, apricot, clove, pepper, funk and biscuit flavors. Medium full body with lively carbonation and a yeast, funk and fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2015 bottle. Gift from my brother. Lovely beer....somewhat clear-ish golden yellow pour, white head. Light mouthfeel, decent peppery spice feel to it. Didn’t get a ton of the Brett but still a very good Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Thanks to Blake for sharing! Poured slightly cloudy peach with a short white head. The aroma picked up juicy floral, fruity, and funky Brett over soft bread and fruity notes.. tangy and peppery on the back of the nose.. nice! The flavor found bready notes and a bit of caramel at the core.. very dry around with funky Brett, lemon rind, and cloves.. finished dry with a bunch more Brett. Light-medium bodied and very dry on the palate.. felt and flowed great!

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