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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1177) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Draft. Brett heavy aroma. Not as heavy with Brett as the smell gives off. Hazy pee yellow with great lacing. Not as funky as I feared. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3650) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle shared by Gillard, thanks Ryan, poured a straw yellow color with aromas of livht funk, spicy yeast, light fruit and some bread. Flavors follow suit with a light dry finish that I did not expect. Thanks Ryan for the share.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours to a clean golden body with a crisp white head. Aroma of pineapple and brett. Very orval like. The flavor is crisp yeast with clean golden grains. Pineapple with a bitter orange peel and burnt caramel. Crisp palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Clear very light straw colored with a fluffy white head with good lacing. Yeasty Belgian esque aroma lemongrass white pepper reminiscent of orval. Fluffy well carbonnated palate. Easy to drink flavor follows as expected the aroma a touch of bread in it finishes dry. Easy to drink and enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (183) - 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 (3337) - 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 (1124) - 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 (276) - 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 (2313) - 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 (1022) - 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.

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