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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Golden ale tastes like brie and butter like a non onion obatzer with some funk. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3746) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter showing a hazed, gold color, with a modest, fluffy head of white foam that reduced gradually to a ring & film, and left some clingy ribbons of lacing. The nose was some under control yeasty funk, fruit, spice, sweetness, and subtle cookie/graham cracker. The flavor was similar notes plus some low bitterness and tartness. Lively carbonation and creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel helped project a fuller than medium body, as the finish was lightly sweet & moderately dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2013
This poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, vinegar, and a bit of funk. Very bretty. The flavor contains some citrus and spices with only a slight sour flavor going on. This is a wild ale with training wheels but overall its very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. Slightly hazy gold with whipped white foam. Some lace initially. Honey and white grape aroma. I detect a lot of white grape/white wine within the taste profile. Finishes dry. Very refined but could stand to be a little more interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
1/3 pint, gravicask, Bières Sans Frontières at GBBF 2013. Fruit and farmyard smell. Flavours of mid-tart yeasty fruitiness and spices offset by caramel sweetness. Dry, tart and sweet ending. Well-made and fine bodied. Refreshing (London Olympia 14.08.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is soured fruits, tarte orange, light spice, apricot. Taste follows, light vanilla, farmy, dried apricots, candied sugars, nutty, Christmas cake mix. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry fruity finale. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Awesome belgian ale on tap at mikkeller bar in san francisco, sweet, big white head, hazy, yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
This is amazing. Aroma has a very tart feel with cherries, raspberry and maybe blueberries. Light, tart sourness with tang. Pours red with decent head and lacing. Consistency on the thick side. Tap at Black Back Pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of bread, yeast and tart fruit. Flavours of sweet malts, but with some lactic acid giving it moderate sourness. Leaves with dry grains and some spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2013
A taster at Nautica in Birch Harbor, ME. Hazy golden yellow with not much white head. Smells like a cough drop to me, with a fruity, medicinal quality on the palate... Is that the Brett? Interesting, but not my favorite thing... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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