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RATINGS: 382   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
16oz Growler batch code 2532 per the keg collar. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a tiny white head that leaves small spots of lacing and recedes to a very wispy cap.

Fruity aroma of apples, lemon, some vinegar, some funk, apples and lemon mostly. Good strength.

Flavor is more apple and lemon, citrus, honey, lightly funky, moderate sweetness in the middle, mild bitterness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied, oily, light carbonation.

Pretty good wild ale, but not complex enough really to warrant the high price tag on the bottles. Luckily the price per ounce on a growler fill was half that of the bottles so a worthwhile purchase to try something new.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours bubbly fizzy golden with small white head. Aroma is sour funk and mineral. Flavor is a papery dry bitterness. Spicy and peppery. The funk is mild, but it is pretty good. Nice spritzy mouth feel. Finishes dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Refrigerated 75 cl corked and caged brown June 2012 bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Little lacing, light body, low carbonation, and nice belgian yeast aroma. Taste is yeasty, tart brett, some honey, and some herbal grassy hops. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
10-11-12 Bouteille: Jaune dorée pâle, style lager bon marché, limpide, pas tellement attirant. Faibles aromes de brett et de raisins. Légèrement piquant sur la langue, manque de saveurs. Croutillante, forte carbonisation. Très decevante.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Feb. 2010 Bottle: pour is murky yellow golden with a fine bubbled whispy head in this glass. The boss is murky hay, lemon grass notes, and a mineral note is present. This one begins with some bitterness on the tastebuds, and then moving to the Brett side with funk and grassy notes. There is more lemon here, and a certain.sweetness near the finish, with some spices present as well. It is slightly abrasive but overall a very nice brew

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in January 2009 (pushing 4 years old). Cork blew off as soon as I untwisted the cork, no beer was lost to gushing. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge tart apple, lemon zest, orange, pear, strawberry, hay, grass, barnyard funk, earth, herbal, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, orange zest, hay, grass, earth, herbal, pepper, funk, and light yeast spiciness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, citrus, grass, hay, pepper, funk, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale with brett added! Awesome flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. An incredibly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
750 ml bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy, golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of farmhouse, nutty malts and ripe fruitiness. Flavour is rather fruity with sweet ripe fruits, caramel malts, nuts, farmhouse and floral hops. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, citrusy and slightly tart finish. Some caramel notes. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
75 cl bottle (june 2012) @ home
Aroma has soapy citrus, some spices, raw apples and urinal cake. Flavour has raw green apples, some earthy and leathery notes and citrus. Too much citrus here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5278) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a medium head. Aroma of yeast, spices, mild malts, ripe fruits, goose berry bush and apricot. Flavor of apricot, yeast, spices, lemony fruits, earth and some goose berries. Somewhat sourish palate.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3073) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
750ml bottle from City Beer Store, San Francisco, CA

Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of spices, malts, fruits, hints of grassy hops and bretta. Taste is malty and spicy with some grassy hops, tart fruity notes and hints of bretta. Finish is sweetish and malty with grassy hops, spices and tart fruitness. Okay, quite malty and grassy ale with tart notes.


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