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RATINGS: 436   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1337) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2009
750 ml bottle purchased at Mac’s on West Peachtree. It was the last bottle and damn near $20! Oh well, you only live once. I will say the beer has a nice haze yellow/orange (gold) color. It has a nice fluffy head that makes for a nice looking beer. Slight yeast aroma, but the thing I love about it (aroma) the most is the sour/tart brett aroma; nice aroma I must say. You get a slight sweet malt aroma with a nice sourish backing.Flavor is rather weak. There is that underlying tart/brett flavor, but then you also have that sweet malt and yeast flavor as well. The flavors aren’t popping out at me as I thought they would. The beer, for being as expensive as it is, didn’t really live up to its potential, flavor wise. The beer is smooth, but again, I just think the flavors need to make a little bit more of an impact on the tastebuds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3301) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Draft at 2009 GABF. 7.5% ABV. Pours a thin head over a pale yellow (SRM 3) slightly cloudy body.....nose with clove, ginger, lemon, orange, and a bit of funk.....taste is similar with layers of spice and fruit intermingling with barnyard and sweat....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This is a lovely complex thing with all the variations one would expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Pours with a cloudy, golden body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s very floral and spicy with the slightest hint of malt and hops. Light to medium bodied, dry and chalky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of brett, spices and hops. Fruity flavour of brett, spices and hops. Bretty and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Cloudy golden with a large white head. Sour aroma with brett, lemons and malty notes. Flavour had brett and lemons. Finished dry from the brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33772) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin bubbly white head. The aroma has strong notes of peaches and other fruits, as well as quite a lot of spices - primarily coriander. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of peaches, spices, and some brettanomyces, leading to a dry, spicy, and slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11831) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
cloudy yellow, large thick white head. nice aroma, bretty, sweet , yeast, yellow fruity. flavor is yellow fruity, very bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Yellow coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Yeast, fruits, spice and orange in the aroma. Flavour is sweet, orangy, herbal and bretty. Medium bodied. Dry light sour citric end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is milky and dry brettish. Spiced and light wheaty flavoured. Dry brett and fruity yeasty flavoured too. Smooth brettish flavoured finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Vintage 2009. Clear yellow with a dense white head. Wonderful Bretty aroma. Medium body, a little citrus and other fruits. Tart, Bretty notes. Dry finish with no real bitterness or sourness. But very fresh and drinkable. 130909

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