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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Hazy yellow-gold pour with a thick sticky white head. The aroma is great. Loads of sweet/tart pineapple and a lovely bretty spicy funkiness. Fairly fruity nose with a touch of lactic tartness as well. The pineapple character lingers nicely on the finish along with a touch of minerally character that lends a nice dryness along with the acidity. Warming brings up a bit more soft tart fruitiness and kiss of mint on the back. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
[2371-20090801] Sample. Sweet pineapple apple aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting bubbly white head. Nice Belgian yeasts and pineapple fruit flavour. Medium body. Lovely to sample.
(BCTC @ Ommegang; Cooperstown, NY)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4230) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Hazy gold in color with a good sized white head. Aroma is spicy with brett and booze. Taste is slightly tart, with a light funk, heavy brett character, wood and booze

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4433) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8666) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, 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.

   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.

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