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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (172) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Golden a bit darker than a typical lager. Sweet aroma that carries through in the mouth with a bit drier spicy more almost like a rye whisky. Finishes smooth with just a touch of hops. A blend of a farmer house and standard ale. Good saison style. Picks up grassy, less virus and spice notes as it continues.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap: Pours a fizzy copper color with a white head. Aroma is brett funk, lemon, and other citrus, and some sugary malt. Taste is like a lightly bretted Belgian ale. Of course, everything is well-balanced and made for easy drinking. There is a mild hop bitterness that balances well with the brett. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottled sample at beer bistro. Pours a beautiful golden straw colour. Very complex taste. Citrus spice hops are all present. Thus beer is a real mouthful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (253) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2013.02.11 - Allagash Confluence - 750ml bottle in goblet glass. 2012 vintage. Pours a very nice mostly clear golden color. Not much of a head, but a little ring and foam here and there, fed by visible bubbles at the center bottom. Aroma is a bit sterile and medicinal to me. Grassy. It smelled kind of nice when pouring but the aroma seems less beckoning as it warms up. Mouthfeel is pretty light. Carbonation seems pretty low. Taste is OK. It honestly seems to be changing with each drink. There are some competing flavors here for sure. Seems to be some lemon as mentioned by others, and that is hitting my palate like a medicinal taste, or is quickly followed by a bit of medicinal sterile taste. It definitely seems like an interesting brew but I'm not enjoying it that much, to be honest. As someone else said, it comes close but ultimately that taste on the back end turns me off. Aroma 5/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 13/20

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Draught at The Gingerman NYC sept 2012. Pale yellow clear beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity, sourish, citrus and rubber aroma. Sweet, grapefruit, fruity, rubber flavour. A bit like a white halfdry wine..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Ambitious ale that almost hits the mark, faltering only a bit at the finish. Great aromas and beautiful to look at, very complex with flavors bouncing off each other but hanging together, slight funk, dark and light fruits. Only problem was a slightly metallic finish, despite drinking at the recommended temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2013
Hugely solid ale. Despite a kitchen-sink approach (dry-hopping and brett to a belgian), this beer drinks as a whole. Allagash has created something that congeals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gearz (19) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Hazy orange color with a good head when poured. Smells like a wild ale and starts to taste like one but that fades pretty fast. By smell I was expecting a beer like Victory's Helios but the taste fell flat. Still a pleasant ale to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (254) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a light golden color......taste is sour rotten apple.....slight lemon....tartness finishes to the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2925) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head. Aroma has light tropical fruits, rind and funk notes. Flavor follows suit and adds layers of grass and citrusy spice. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a dry fruit rindy/leathery finish.

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