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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Vintage June 2012. Pours a cloudy pale gold with an off white head. Aroma of orange and banana with a hint of buble gum. Flavors of tutti frutti. Nice ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mickash (35) - - MAR 31, 2013
I love Allagash beers - so have to say was really disappointed with this. Pours nicely, but the aroma was so Brett heavy it just overpowered everything else - think band aids, medicinal....the tastes of banana and honey tried to break through but just couldn’t. To be fair, it may just be my dislike of Brett....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draught in a sampler glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a moderate amount of a white head. Nose is a little sweet from the yeast, but some sour tones underneath. Taste is a little sweet. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rrauth (1196) - 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 (3699) - 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 (3336) - 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 (2559) - 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 (184) - 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 (3387) - 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 (1129) - 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

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