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RATINGS: 407   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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle from 5 Points. 96% ranking? Really? This is like a wheatier version of MGD Light. Drain pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is golden orange in color with a foamy white head. The smell is tart, wood, fruits, yeast, and brett influenced. The taste is fruits, yeast, wood, and funk.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma with ginger, banana, and apple. Flavor of honey, and mild spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
2009-08-01. Hazy pastel gold with a modest beige head. (3+) Pleasant aroma, light funk with a touch of lemon rind. Flavour is refreshing, light sourness, pale malts with muted toasty malt and caramel notes. (7+) Average to light palate suits the beer. Very drinkable, pleasant. (7+) On tap at BCTC 2009

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle at BCTC. Pours a murky lemon yellow with a large white head. Loads of brett funk, very dry. Thin to medium body. Dry and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2009
I thought this was delicious and extremely well made, definitely a good palate cleanser and very clean. Soft mouthfeel, with some sour bretty notes and some bitter citrus flavors as well as some earthy grassiness. Tart fruits, some green apple skins, but stays very clean throughout. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
as soon as I made the last twist on the wire cork holder, the cork flew out with such force that the bottle flew out of my hands, across the kitchen, and hit the fridge...falling to the ground and spilling 7/8 of the beer onto the floor. I picked up the bottle and put it on the counter to find that the bottle was completely full again...this time, with nothing white fluffy white head....I waited about 20 minutes to be able to get a small pour of actual beer out of the bottle...the head of course was gigantic in the glass, about 3 times as thick as my actual pour. I waited again for 10 minutes as the side of the glass were left white, but i could finally reach the beer underneath. The nose is inviting with straw, lemons, brett, must, and fruits. The carbonation was now in the air and on my floor instead of my beer, so the mouthfeel was similar to something nitro’d. The flavors were softly bretty and hay-like with essence of lemon, but there was a spicy hotness behind everything that was very strange..i think it has something to do with the carbonation...i feel my heart filling with gas. Its certainly good but I think it would have been better with more of a brett character and the addition of some saaz hopping.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2009
’07 bottle thanks to BanditBrewingCO (BA)
Transparent gold, nice white head that lasts and lasts, body keeps bubbling after even ten minutes. Pineapple, orange, and lemon lead the incredibly fruity nose, also some dry bretty hay and wheat to accompany. Very sweet, bretty flavor, some lemon and wheat to dominate what remains. Moderate body, not overly carbonated but still rather zesty. Another good beer from ’gash, but the flavor could use some variation, and the bitterness isn’t a personal favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2009
On tap at Max’s on Broadway in Baltimore. Golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was fairly malty forward with just a touch of funk. A little bit of fruit on the nose. Some apple maybe? Flavor was fairly subdued. Some malt, a nice touch of spiciness and funk from the yeast. Really nice smooth mouth feel. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at the Copper Mine. Hazy golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Fruity citrusy aroma. Grassy, lemony and bretty notes. Malty and fruity flavor. Slightly sour. Orange and appley notes. Tart. Finish is dry. Crisp and clean tasting. Very nice. Well made beer.


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