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RATINGS: 411   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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Cask at gbbf 2013. Thanks beese. Clear golden slight haze. Aroma is stale breadt malt. Oxidised malt. Peppery hop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Cask gravity at Gbbf 2013. Good bretty biscuit some mild sourness. Some dryness. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
the brett is quite apparent right away. a sweet note, some esters. slightly hazy dark straw yellow/white gold. modest head that fades down to lacing quickly. tangy and mildly sour, with a refreshingly light body. hops kick in at the finish. hops bitterness and the sourness marry nicely in the finish/aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours light amber with a frothy white head that fades quickly. Aroma is a tad yeasty; almost a little skunk. Flavor is sweet and a touch corny. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Solid brew but I'm not excited by it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Yet another superb beer from Allagash. This is brew has so much going on it needs to be tried to be understood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Part of a taster at Harry’s Hofbrau. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a full white head. Nice slight spice and a semi-dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2811) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. This is a funky and tart beer, but not intense. The aroma has some woody, grassy hops along with notes of oak, hay and cheese. The palate is medium with gentle and complex flavor profile. There are hints at lemon zest, cheese and a field. The finish is dry. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
I really liked this, it was smooth and subtle. Mild hops and just a little brettyness on top of a belgian golden with a great mouthfeel. Be sure to let it warm up or you won’t get most of the flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4860) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Crisp golden coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall just off-white head with a hint of a bronze glow. Aroma of strong yeast, alcohol, light spices, must and perhaps the smallest hint of a sour note. Medium-bodied; Strong malt and yeast notes with a lot of sugars, some light herbal and perfumey characteristics, a hint of scotch and a little sour and acidic flavour. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with the yeast and malt dominating punctuated by the sweetness and the pit fruit flavours. Overall, a nice beer - perhaps not as good as some of their other beers, but solid. That said, i’m glad I didn’t buy a bottle of this and had it on draught - way too expensive, large format, etc. I sampled this snifter on draught at Pony Bar in New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$5.00 (as always).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Draft at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Served room-temp in a tumbler, golden color with white head. Aroma of light fruit, light spices, pale malt and funky Belgian yeast. Taste adds tartness, candy sugar sweetness, some pepper and vanilla and light hop bitterness. Light body, moderate carbonation, soft body with a dry finish. Very nice balance of all Belgian ale qualities, very enjoyable.


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