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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Pour is pale straw with a think head. Nose is complex containing, lemon, orange peel, spice, cloves, ginger and of course hint of the brett. Sourness is complemented by a slight sweetness. Feel is medium body and a tingle moderate to low carbonation. Finish is of honey. I like this beer. I really like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2009
From a bottle poured a light brown with a good amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a tart hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Pours a cloudy light orange with a large white head. The brettanomyces is quite apparent in the aroma, giving off a pleasant tart aroma on top of light fruit and cream. Flavor is good, but nothing new: Slightly sour with nice creaminess again, apricot, banana, clove. Medium viscosity, average mouthfeel. There’s something intangible here that has me bumping it up a couple of notches in the overall impression score; maybe it’s just its overall quality - very high all around. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
This bubbly golden ale poured with a generous white head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that is not as fruity as the aroma would indicate and a pleasant spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
draft @ Brouwer’s Sour fest - via a firkin I guess; orange, faint haze and fluffy white head; yummy aromas of pears, light syrup, spice and honey; texture is soft and flavor profile subtle; honey, grassy malts and spicy sweetness; my type of brew with the overall softness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draft @ The Trappist. Pours a bright, clear, honey-golden color; white head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Nicely bretty, funky aroma: lime, breadiness; quite crisp and dry. Lively carbonation. Medium mouthfeel: light acidity, lime, toasty crackers and grains with honey notes and esters, but still crisp and reasonably dry overall; very nice Belgian Ale, definitely. Touches of white pepper add nicely. Lengthy finish of toastiness, pepper and honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1340) - 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 (3409) - 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 (25926) - 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.

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