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RATINGS: 425   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
750ml bottle pours a sparkling golden with a huge pillowy head. Aroma is huge on the brett, with tropical fruits like mango. Really bretty in the mouth. I immediately harken back to the "Des Deux Bruers" beer which was an Allagash collaberation. This is much better and more refined, and it doesn’t reek of cat piss. A very attractive offering though I’m kind of turned off by the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle… Pours hazy and yellow with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is citric, fruity and sour with lots of funk, lemon and a hint of sharp cheese. Medium to full-bodied with light-hearted carbonation. Moderately bitter, modestly acidic and lightly sweet. Finishes lightly tart with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Overall I was not let down by this beer. From the downplay it’s received due to it’s little brother Gargamel, I expected much less. However, I found it to be a very pleasant beer. Sugary sweetness in the aroma. Looks like a fine ass import lager (long live the tiger). Tastes of slight brettishness with a very refreshing finish of fruity hops and blueberries. I gotta stick up for this one rather than hate it in Gargamel’s shadow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
A golden ale with a thick creamy white. A sweetish malt aroma with corky Brett notes, berry notes, very pleasant. In mouth, a sweetish beer with berry notes, light Brett, a bit of honey, lightly oily mouthfeel, very nice. On tap at Map Room, Chicago, May 16 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours with a murky, orangey hue with a small white head that lasts for a good amount of time. Aroma is yeasty, citrucey and slightly spicy. Flavor is hoppy with a medium spicy finish. Lively mouthfeel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 January 2009 Bottle. Pours with a large, rocky white head over a hazed golden body. Head sticks around for a long time. Aroma of leathery brett, earthy, lemon peel, citrus, and light spice. Taste is tart with a brett earthiness, and a ton of hops (Noble included). Quite phenolic. Well hopped brett beer...nearly saison like. Somewhat similar to Saint’s Devotion. Very lively bubbles, dry finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Firkin pour @ Brouwer’s Sour Fest 2009. Soft yellow cloudy appearance with perfect fine-bubbled white carbonation, thick, could last for hours. Delicate nose of dried hops and perfume-laden (soft) brettanomyces. Pillowy and soft texture, syrupy and frothy, lovely. Hoppy in the vein of Belgian pale ale/IPA (think XX Bitter/Taras Boulba). Dried hop cones, slightly spicy Belgian yeast, a mild/mellow funkiness that tastes like a cloudy spring sky. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle at Whole Foods - Fair Lakes on 05/16/2009. Bottled on January 2009. Cloudy golden body with a medium foamy white head. Fruity and Bretty aroma with some spice. Sweet, fairly tart Brett flavor with some light fruit. Light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap for SBW Sour Fest; one of 16 tried. Loved the smell, with slight tartiness, fresh grass, citrus and green apple. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn’t match the taste. Much more mild, with bitter peppery hops and a grassy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s for sour fest. Cloudy light orange color with a murky white ring head. Super sweet honey aroma. Flatish slightly carbonated palate with a bitter, hoppy taste.

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