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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
750ml from Whole Foods Los Altos. Paired with an awesome striped bass dinner my girlfriend cooked. Pours a mostly clear, bright golden color with a large thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is awesome and bretty, with pale malt, citrus, and spice notes. Flavor doesn’t let you down at all - it’s awesome. Pale and caramel malt form a great base, and Belgian yeast and brett meld seamlessly. Great notes of orange peel and spice, along with a slight fresh hop character even though this beer is over a year old. Fairly lively yet smooth on the palate. Medium body, not at all overwhelming. Extremely well-crafted and good overall. Very drinkable. Paid over $20 for this sucker and I’m glad it didn’t end up being TOO much of a ripoff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3235) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle corked & caged. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy two finger white head. sour/tart aroma with brett, straw and funky yeast. Flavor had a nice grainy sweetness with mild brett, yeasty funk, dried fruit and some spices with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Poured a slightly hazed gold color with an off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, mint and licorice. Caramel malt flavor mixed with mild citrus and some spices. Lively mouthfeel with a light-medium body. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from January 2009. Hazy golden pour with a tall foamy white head. Aroma is very funky yeast, Brett notes, spicy hops, flowers, dried fruits, sweet malts, grape skins, earthy notes and straw. Taste is leather, grape skins, Belgian yeast, Bretty notes, spicy hops, dried fruit, fresh flowers, cobwebs and earth. Body is light-medium and very bubbly with prickly carbonation. Ends with more fruit, spicy hops, sweet malt, funky yeast, leather, sweat, earth and flowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3270) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
on tap @ Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, Sour, funky, sweet, initial sour funk that has a little sweet at the end, kind of sugary, grape like. Golden orange color, small head, minor lace. Sour flavor, not strong, little zip about it, a little soap. Lite body, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Ok, wouldn’t want a bunch of. aroma was best part, the little sweet note kept coming in and out for me....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (912) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
On tap at Blind Lady. Pours a clear gold with a bubbly white ring and lacing. Big tart-sour aroma, of citrus, yeasty funk, and malt. Taste starts sour then picks up some sweetness, with lemons, wood, malt, and a lot of yeasty funk. Lingering crisp sourness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 2, 2010
750ml bottle. jan 2009. a hazy pale gold under an enormous sudsy white head. musty aroma with brett, lemons, pepper. flavors are very similar with some green bittering hops. the palate is light but kind of creamy too. effervescent but not stingy. moderately dry. saison-ish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2009
the cork popped with rocket force.Out pours a somewhat cloudy orange liquid with a large white head. The aroma is pungent and fills the air. It smells slightly sour with notes of coriander and barnyard/ horse blanket. The palate is that of an epervecent tabalet. The flavor consists of a slight sourness accompanied by spices and a little funk. The beer is rather sweet, but not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
I have been drinking quite a few of these on tap recently. Poured into a tulip glass it produces a good two finger white head on top of a sometimes clear, sometimes cloudy golden orange body. The conflicting yeasts produce some awesomely strange aromas. I got some fruits and funk and this wonderfully strange combination of both. The flavor I must say grows on you. Green apples and sour grapes lemon and citrus hops are just some of the complex flavors. I will also say that it is a solid medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation. I have had up to two pours of this brew and I say that was my limit do to the punch it packs. I have grown to like this beer and will drink it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
750ml bottle with almost a year of age on it. Be careful, as the cork is a real rocket ship. The pour yields a mostly clear, moderate golden-amber colored body with a billowing head of off-white foam. The head shows nice retention, and leaves round, horizontal lines of lacing on the glass. Brett is immediately apparent in the nose, imparting its signature earthy must to an underlying base of light caramel malt and straw. Hints of lemon and dusty wildflowers, lend a perfumy overtone. Flavors follow suit, striking a nice balance between light, grainy sweetness and soft wildflower hops, with hints of citrus rind spicing and a hefty dose of dusty, earthy brett. The palate is medium bodied, sporting lively carbonation that intensifies on the semi-dry finish. Overall, this one nods towards young Orval, and does so quite nicely. Very good brew, though I’d prefer a little more tartness.

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