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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Hazy golden orange color, small head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma is spicy with notes of brett, lighter fruits, light citrus. Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel, lightly tart, some alcohol. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
[Notes from April 2013] 750ml bottle shared by Jim C. Date on bottle reads June 2012. Mostly clear bright yellow color. Thin white head, little loose dots of lace. Nice funky nose. Light floral hoppy aroma. Nice lighter tart to it. Medium body. Light, smooth, bright carbonation. Dry finish. Great bright lightly funky refreshing ale that would make a great warm weather day-drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample at the brewery following the tour on 7/2/13. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, malt and lemony sourness. Tart fruit flavor with a creamy texture, a bit of berries and a hint of oak before a dry, peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
February 2012.Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aromas of light fruit, caramel, malt and yeast. Buttery flavors with spice, lemon and yeast. Long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Critique cahoteuse de la St-Jean Baptiste: (2010) Situé entre bière de soif et de dégustation avec un brett qui se pointe pour accompagner l’assaut des fruits tropicaux et de la verdure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
2012 bottle. Nose of grapefruit, wheat, horse blanket. Cloud golden with a high, fine, head. Beautiful. Great fruit flavor, grapefruit, melon, grape. Ridiculously sofy palatte is impressive but gets irritating possibly. Delicious stuff, but after a while, so want more sour or mineral or something less than perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
on tap at prohibition pig, waterbury. pale golden with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. bretts and fruity apricots, lightly oaked, bright citrus, golden candi sugar, powdery candies, apples, dill, spices. average carbonation, light body - oily, nice short but present citrusy and very lightly tart finish, quite enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Aroma of pez, white grape, and slight band aid funk. Pours hazy blonde. Taste is nice with brett forward, champagne, and slight pepper. Not much going on but done right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1089) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Slightly hazy yellow with thin foamy rimming white head; sour fruity cherries(?) aroma; soft and complex Flava of wheat tart oaky and finishes dry and hoppy; feels fizzy yet thick

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
On tap @ Prohibition Pig (Waterbury). Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of brettanomyces, fruits, light spices and oak. Taste is slightly sweet with fruits, brettanomyces, light spices, oak and light vanilla. Medium body. Dry. Extremely sessionnable, refreshing and drinkable. One of the best Belgian Ale I’ve tried so far.

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