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RATINGS: 399   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4355) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
Draft at Capones. Pours a lighter gold then the Fedelta but looked very similar. Big aroma of flowers, brett, perfume. Flavor is the same with lots of wild flowers and brett. Although this one was dry and on the funky side it seems like it hasn’t peaked yet and the brett needs more time to develop.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Belgian Beer fest 2009. Wow. great sour aroma. Big foamy head. Easy to drink. Great Brett aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of sweettart candies. Flavor of bubble gum, sweet tart candies, and wheat malt. Very nice and drinkable. A nice sour. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On draft at Capones. Pours a hazy golden honey with a medium white head. Aroma of light sweet fruit, funk, yeast and Brettanomyces. Taste of funk, belgian sugar, light fruit and Brett.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a very light golden with a thin dissipating head to almost nothing- just a film. Aroma is very bretty, horsey stinky, cheese, spicy yeasty phenolics, some cracker malt, light citrus tartness- and reminded me a bit of the harsh horsey funk you get from Flemish primitive. Flavor is a bit thin and watered down especially as it warms- lots of funk, hay, earth, brett all around, cheeesy and tons of horseblanket and som wierd farmy goaty butyric acid going on. Finish is a bit thin, dry and lightly acidic. This was ok, but I think Allagash can do better with their funk beers. This might be even better once the bottles come out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap @ Belgian Fest 09. Pours golden orange with a bright white head. Nose is tart and funky and sour. Taste is sour and tart and somewhat spicy. Wow this was awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of green apple, pear, light brett, vanilla and hints of oak. Flavor of the same, getting more brett in flavor than I was in aroma. Very fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap at Capones. Hazy gold with a puffy white head. Nose is honey, coriander and lemon yeast. Medium light with crisp, sparkling carb. Taste is apple and pear with more of a lemon peel yeastiness. Dry finish with bitter grass and mineral water. A beautiful subtle sweetness with faint brett cherry skin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Belgian Fest. Golden colored brew, with citrus and some funk flavor. It’s a nice brew with some good subtle qualities: funk, citrus/hops, fruit


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