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RATINGS: 436   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2208) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy straw lots head lots lacing. Nose is fruity and some yeast. Flavours are peach, maybe some melon some cereal and some bread. Taste light sweet light bitter. Full body creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1088) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On tap. Pours a faint golden color. Aroma is something Belgian yeast strain with a notable sourness to the end. Flavor is spices, maybe some coriander and a sourness in the middle that turns into more spice. Very cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1442) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Interesting but not quite as "wild" as I’d hope. Murky gold pour w/ a thin white head & no lacing. The aroma is different & hard to decipher what stands out. The taste is spicy & finishes dry. It’s decent but I don’t get the hype!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5484) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Location: Draft at Cannibal, 7/14/14

Aroma: The nose is mix of some brett notes, yeast, spice, and some fruit
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a decent sized white head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same line, spice and funk mostly, with some fruity notes
Palate: The body is medium, it has a bit of stickiness, and a decently clean finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty nice one. There are some good bretty flavors here. Definitely worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Light cloudy yellow, small tan head. Banana, bready notes. Quite bitter, transitioning into sour, sort of back of the mouth. Long dry finish. Pretty long finish, medium body. Light carbonation. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (702) - USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pale gold color, lasting head, lacy. Full body, smooth texture, very flavorful, lingering palate. Very bitter but sweet foundation balances it perfectly. Complex and delicious flavors. Great beer, in its style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoshuaTurcotte (3) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
The smoothest allagash beer I’ve had thus far. Tasted various allagash beers tonight and this was the most solid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Julian’s, Providence. Pours a medium straw color, aromas are bright, citrus, grapefruit, crisp, laundry soap. Body light and fluffy, more like a saison than a golden ale, lovely finish, crisp and bright. Really tremendous for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john_henry (124) - - JUL 3, 2014
Nice beer, but a touch too sweet for me. It almost felt like this was made sweet to try and fit to style, but I can’t say I have drank anything in Belgium with this kind of sweetness. I’d like to have it again with a bit of age on it, to see if the sweetness mellows with time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5214) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some Brett dryness, floral hops, and pale malts with light notes of caramel. Flavor the same with hints of fruits. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but I sort of wish it was just Brett and the Belgian yeast was left out.

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