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RATINGS: 392   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: 50°F Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50°F


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with white head. Aroma is big brett character tart, little funky. Taste is slightly sweet, tart, refreshing. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Beechner224. Nose is Bretty but not overpowering. Color is slightly dark yellow. White head. Nice pineapple and tropical fruit note. Quenching and not overpowering and obnoxious. Very delish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (273) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at the Black Back: Pours cloudy straw with a thin white head. Aroma of tart, barnyard funk, and a little breast. Taste is confusing but great. Slightly tart, bitter, wheat, funk, and lemony. Light to medium body, nice carbonation and a smooth finish. Nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (336) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Starts out with an incredibly complex nose (a little chalky but deep). Looks of a fine frothy Belgian-white brew. Flavors are complex but light between spicy and floral. Palate is smooth yet complimentary to the subtle spice notes. I would almost call this a wit beer matured into a Belgian. Really nice for those who enjoy exploring subtle flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (286) - - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at beachwood Seal Beach poured into a tulip. Golden yellow haze with tall white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is funky, pear, wine, honey, and some spice. Flavor was tart pear/cherry, grassy and earthy bitterness, a touch of grain sweetness. Light bodied, silky texture, med-high prickly carbonation, dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Allagash chalice. Pours a translucent gold with a large froth of white foam Good retention. The aroma has notes of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango I get some drier funky notes. The taste is dry, grassy, mildly bitter. I get a bit of bread in the middle to end of the drink. Medium carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Great Lacing S: Brett, Mild Pepper, Mild Belgian Yeast T: Belgian Yeast, Brett, Mild Belgian Sugar M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Funky Overall, a good belgian brett beer but don’t expect a Brett blow out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Light, subtle aromatics of spice, citrus orange, and a slight sour undertone. Very complex and tasty, no sweetness. I highly recommend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2061) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2012 vintage. Pours a medium golden color with three fingers of thick white foam. the nose is bright with barnyard brett, rustic grain, spicy yeast esters and a touch of tropical fruit. The palate follows with great balance... almost too much balance as i want something to really take charge and say "whats up!" Great converstaion between traditional saison sensibilities and a wild brett fermented beer. Spicy tropical notes ride along with a rustic grainy fieldgrass notes. Quenching refreshing finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1398) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Victory Bar and Grill.
Appearance: Clear amber body with a thin white head, settling into a thick ring with a light coating.
Aroma: Rather light aroma, but complex. Floral, sweet orange, rustic earthiness, with hints of leather and play-doh. This smells very nice.
Taste: Refreshing! Mild malts with hints of sweet orange and light leather on the finish. This is balanced nicely.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, highly carbonated.
Overall: Good-great beer, but like most Allagash this has poor price to quality ratio. This is a beer worth drinking though.


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