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RATINGS: 398   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: 50įF Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50įF


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Dark cloudy yellow with a nice thick inch of foam that dissipates to a ring with some lacing. Scent is fruity. Bananas, citrus and Belgium. Fruit forward taste. Bananas and citrus with nice mild sour. Medium [palate with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer. Easy drinking and approachable sour. Highly recommended.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
750 mL bottle poured into a chalice. The aroma starts off with a bright and light champagne grape note backed by some hard cheese and barnyard aromas. The aroma then turns towards a sweet apricot, light banana, vanilla and mineral water blend. Near the end of the glass, a woody character starts to appear with a peaches and creme, candy lemon, a light pepper and a light clove note. Itís a hazy / murky apricot yellow color with a silky thin, white head that leaves a light amount of small-bubble lace. A medium thin, silky smooth, white surface is retained throughout the drink. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium bitter and a subtle, light sour note. This beer has quite a bit of tiny, fizzy carbonation to accompany the oily thin texture. The medium body contains a complex array of grass, some apple, unripe peach, banana, lactose, vanilla, candy lemon, pepper and clove. A peach soda is what comes to mind most though. Itís dry with a slightly burnt, with a pepper, clove, grass finish. Itís refreshing and zesty with a lingering, astringent aftertaste thatís spicy with some soda water tones to it. This strikes me as a good white wine replacement as far as dinner pairing goes, but a bit heartier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Banksiz (24) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Faint spritziness, with some clove and lemon and a touch of malt. Pours a cloudy straw color. Nicely balanced sweetness, sourness and bitterness--flavors are all there. Vey pleasant mouth feel, none of the thinness of some sour beers. Nice finish slight with no unpleasant harshness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy straw lots head lots lacing. Nose is fruity and some yeast. Flavours are peach, maybe some melon some cereal and some bread. Taste light sweet light bitter. Full body creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (77) - - AUG 2, 2014
On tap. Pours a faint golden color. Aroma is something Belgian yeast strain with a notable sourness to the end. Flavor is spices, maybe some coriander and a sourness in the middle that turns into more spice. Very cool.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1000) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Interesting but not quite as "wild" as Iíd hope. Murky gold pour w/ a thin white head & no lacing. The aroma is different & hard to decipher what stands out. The taste is spicy & finishes dry. Itís decent but I donít get the hype!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Location: Draft at Cannibal, 7/14/14

Aroma: The nose is mix of some brett notes, yeast, spice, and some fruit
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a decent sized white head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same line, spice and funk mostly, with some fruity notes
Palate: The body is medium, it has a bit of stickiness, and a decently clean finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty nice one. There are some good bretty flavors here. Definitely worth checking out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (190) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Light cloudy yellow, small tan head. Banana, bready notes. Quite bitter, transitioning into sour, sort of back of the mouth. Long dry finish. Pretty long finish, medium body. Light carbonation. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (297) - - JUL 18, 2014
Pale gold color, lasting head, lacy. Full body, smooth texture, very flavorful, lingering palate. Very bitter but sweet foundation balances it perfectly. Complex and delicious flavors. Great beer, in its style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoshuaTurcotte (3) - Bangor, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
The smoothest allagash beer Iíve had thus far. Tasted various allagash beers tonight and this was the most solid

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Julianís, Providence. Pours a medium straw color, aromas are bright, citrus, grapefruit, crisp, laundry soap. Body light and fluffy, more like a saison than a golden ale, lovely finish, crisp and bright. Really tremendous for me.


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