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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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: 50įF Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50įF


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Whoa, this is good. Tried it from a bottle shared by OldStyleCubFan, but then had a full pour at Tylerís two weeks later. Pours clear light golden with a lasting white head and nice lacing. Nose of brett and lemon and tons of fruit... more summery/tropical than expected. Not just lemon/citrus. Some bubblegum and apples and funky yeast. Lively palate. Nice and tart but with a dry finish. Reminded me of some Orvals Iíve had, but with a bit heavier palate and fruitier notes. Iím starting to think I might actually pay out close to $20 for a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2009
I had this beer at the great lost bear in Portland ME. Great experience. I had it as part of my Belgium sample pack.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle: Pours a straw yellow color with a nice white head. The aroma is yeast, funk, straw and apples. The flavor is sweet, yeast, slight hops, grass, straw, and fruit. Overall, a very smooth and tasty brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle shared by oscf. Thanks dude. Second time having this and it was just as good. This tastes similar to the first batch of interlude. As in, much more funky than the others. Fresh hops and tartness from the brett combine very nicely. lemony, bretty finish. Tasty, Iíd like a bottle for the cellar.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2009
I wish this wasnít $17.99 I really do. Outstanding brett, beer experience. The aroma was perfection. The conditioning was spot on - vibrant and drinkable. The freshness of the tartness defines an excellent brett beer. Flavors of hay and grass intermingle wit ha soft sweetness. Wow. World class, if a bit aggressive. Fresh beyond compare (there with bits of floating debris in the billowing head!).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3903) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Aroma and initial taste of brett. Light red sour. Excellent pour. Lacing. Wow. The brett is working on this one. Fantastic beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Thanks to OSCF for sharing this! Transparent gold pour with a fluffy egg shell colored head and drippy lace. Bretty aroma. Lemon, lime, and brett. Slightly dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bomber, shared - as a matter of fact the bottle exploded in my face. Pours a clear gold with a wispy white head that didnít stick around for very long. Aroma is sweet, with malt, light fruit, citrus, and that recognizable Allagash yeast. The flavor, however, kicks it up a notch, with light fruit and citrus up front, a nice finish with detectable brett (in addition to the Allagash yeast) and a bit of malt sweetness in there as well. Itís lighter than most of the Allagash beers, but thatís part of what makes it so special.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Canít remember who shared this at the Carolina Crew - I think Todd - but thanks to whoever brought it, as it was a delight. Deep golden pour with a thick head and some intense retention. Fairly sticky and moderately sweet nose suggests another solid entry from Allagash, but the flavor is on another level. Light tropical fruits lead off, but thereís a lovely brett character that emerges quickly to frame the fruit flavors. Itís very clean and less horsey than a lot of beers currently out there, and that really lends itself well to the kind of refreshing, crisp beer Allagash is going for (the pils malts certainly help with the distinctiveness). Really enjoyed this, please make more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4005) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a two finger sticky white head. The nose is tart and bretty, shows some lemongrass, citrus rind, nice yeasty characters. Flavor is mildly tart with a nice lemon rind character, bretty comes through very nicely. Palate is tart and dry. Tasty


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