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RATINGS: 388   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle from Lonehill. Golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Strong orange and ripe fruit aroma. Bright and lively palate. Crisp and freshing mouth feel. Mild sourness balanced well against the bitterness of the hops. Zesty fruit flavors dominate. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Not my favorite variety, but an ok beer, though this beer isn’t very sour. Some fruits and spice in the aroma and taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Tap at City Beer. First of 25 bucks per bottle is way overpriced. Secondly it is not a sour at this point in time. It may have brett but these are not coming through. It is an ale with notes of dough, some hops and some caramel. Ok but nothing great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
Draft at Capone’s. Pours hazy medium gold with nose of floral spice, Bretty funk, hopcitrus. Tastes very carbonated, with a hefty dry floral spicy flavor up front and mid-palate Bretty funky notes, mild fruit, and late hops. You never quite know what Allagash will hit you with next, but it is never boring.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Pours a light golden yellow. Aroma is a nice wine-like aroma with a hint of spices and some belgian friendly hops. Flavors are very nice, again wine-like, sweet and slightly sour. The brett in this beer is very subdued, only a hint of it with the vinous notes of flavors. This is a very mature tasting beer, and another great release from the gash.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2009
on tap @Capones–pours a rich white head that laces and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is yeasty, tart, some funky. Taste is tart-some lemon, yeast-bret, pepper, grassy/light malt, some funk. Some northwest hops? Lively effervescence. Nice, occasional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
Draft, sampled at Capone’s (Norristown, PA) during Philly Beer Week, as well as at Extreme Beer Fest 2009. Pours hazy yellow-gold, capped with a modest sized off-white head. Aroma is fairly bretty and musty, along with notes of malt and slight citrus. Flavor is primarily earthy and bretty, with some citric contribution from the hops. There’s also some subtle wheat and spice in the background. Tasty, but not as impressive as some of Allagash’s other recent releases. Musty, wheat banana Musty, spice Dry earthy finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 7, 2009
Aroma is sweet and mild with some tart aspects but not too powerful. Some malts and a touch of citrus. Taste is sweet and a bit dry. Not too much flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
Tap at Capone’s a week ago. Aroma sandy (what did I mean by that?) with lemon, wheat, and bretty notes. Flavor of wheat and grains with pineapple brett funk. Easy drinking. Didn’t really seem like a sour to me, just a bretted up Belgian. Either way, didn’t find it very special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4217) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
On tap at the Belgian Beer Fest 09. Hazy golden pour. Sweet malt, banana, floral funkiness, a bit of candy sugar, and sour. It was okay, I think it could have been better.


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