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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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
bottle thanks to GMCC2181. poured a hazy yellow with a white head. aroma of lemon, spice, funk, and pepper. flavor was lemon, spice, and pepper. a good brew by allagash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy light gold with white fizzy head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, a little bubble gum, some farmhouse. Flavor is fruity, some pepper, bubblegum, citrus. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Allagash is on a roll. Poured a nice light amber color with nice fluffy head. Aroma was of light fruits and yeast. Flavor was much the same, pils malts and white grapes, floral hops and nice bready yeast. Solid beer good one for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
750ml bottle. Hazy gold pour with a nice lacing white head. Sweet and spicy aroma, more spice and with that distinctive belgian yeast aroma. Odd flavor, not what I was expecting, very smooth, very creamy, slight spiceiness with a kind of stale hoppiness in the finish, pretty good, but not for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Sampled during Deliriumfest’s Graduation tasting in Maplewood, MN and shared by Deliriumfest. From a 22-oz bomber pours a hazy golden pale colored brew with a creamy white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, a hint of wheat malt, some yeast, candi sugar, and a touch of cloves. Taste is full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of yeast, golden grain malt with wheat, some pitted fruits, a hint of Brett, candi sugar and some citrus zest. Finish is semi-sweet with a white pepper and candi sugar aftertaste. Lots of character in this Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle from SL, another nice one for Ally! The pour was golden to amber in color, large fluffy pillowy head, rings of lacing on down. The aroma was pilsy malts, light fruits, bready yeast. The flavor followed, some strong white grapes, firm pilsy malt backbone (a bit too much for my personal liking, but if you like pils malts, this was strongly pilsed and Belgian!), strong floral hop notes, bready yeast, and a great bret-y tart finish to each sip. A very nice Belgian Ale, some spicey/citrusey zing to the finish too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
750ml bottle, 2009 January vintage. Pours cloudy golden in color with full foamy white head. Aroma sweet, spicy and yeasty. Taste spicy, breedy and citrus with bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white pillowy head. Smells of perfume, light funk, dry malt, spice. Tastes peppery and tarte with a dry, perfumy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5499) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours gold into a tulip. Fluffy white head with good retention leaves sheets as it slowly recedes. Funky brett, citric baking soda and fruity hop aromas. Dry and crisp with upfront sour grape and brett. Lasting citric hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Clear amber with a thin white head. Mild earthy barnyard aromas with corn flakes. Medium body. Nice flavor mirrors the aroma, with grainy pale and pils malts, corn flakes, and some mild barnyard piss and dung. Brett lite.

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