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RATINGS: 436   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (6382) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
From a 750 cl bottle. Shady golden, medium white head. Grainy malt, strong green, chlorophyllic brett. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (976) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
It pours golden with a white head. It produces plenty of classic Belgian lace. It has earthly aromas with horse blanket, fruity esters, and hints of lemon. There are flavors from clean fruity esters, earthly elements due to the yeast, spices, pepper, and lemon. It has a moderate feel that is moderately bitter with some alcohol warming. There is a slight tart feel in the finish. Overall it is a complex beer with a balance between the yeast, malts, and hops that is excellent to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
July 23, 2015. On tap at Allagash.
Cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with green apples, lemon, ripe tropical fruits, some spices, oak and almond. Taste is medium sweet with ripe fruits, bread, almond, light funky, light bitter with a smooth finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (1241) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2016
Restrained funky floral aroma in a cloudy gold pour. Brilliantly balanced brew with a full fruity Belgian body with a laid back dry Brett finish. Probably better than my initial rating - way better (and reason enough to try again).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2016
Sample in less than perfect condition No head, muddy orange-yellow beer, full of mini UFO’s. Vegetables, celeri (raw), faintly spicy, and a tad mineral. Wild yeast aromas, if mildly so. First spicy-sweetish, then suddenly quite dry-hoppy, only to revert to the spiciness, now spiked with floormop Brett. Uneasy balance, not attractive. Leaving a bitterish-oily film behind, light body. Sample undercarbonated. Not convinced. Thansk to M & L V, for all the effort!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
655 ml. bottle sampled @ “Sir Goatie McGoat S&G Tasting”. Thank you Mathieu87 and/or PriorL! Golden, little white head. Nose is huge funk, dank cat pee funk, but also quite sweet, sugary. Taste is massive weird cat pee , some dank hops, sugar, oily, faintly sour, mineral, lemon but also sugar & malts. Lightly mineral body. Strange but enjoyable, touch too odd for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (1077) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of pear, apple, yeast, earthy. Medium bodied, crisp and complex, a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2016
At the brewery, kindly shared by one of the brewers. Thanks again El Mustachio! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer. NOSE: fruity, spices, malts. TASTE: fruity, malty, quite sweet, alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (631) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy golf with white head that fades quickly. Nice fruity aroma. Notes of apple, pear,grapes, apricots, yeast, and funk. Taste is not too sour. Nice crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Flavors of apple, pear, peach, caramel, biscuits, Belgian spices, yeast. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (438) - USA - JAN 7, 2016
Things didn’t go well today, but they didn’t go badly either. Just a weird juxtaposition of shine and shit. At least I can relish the fact that tomorrow is another day and hope that there is no confluence of today’s events. What better way to fend that off than drinking this particular Confluence and removing the possibility for tomorrow? No better way as far as I know. - The cage removed, a gentle press against the snug cork causes an uproar; a loud pop and a ferocious upsurge from inside the bottle. Naturally, my glass was handy and I was able to tip the bottle just soon enough to catch first the burst of foam and consequently the aromatic liquid streaming from the neck. - The beer is a foggy shade of diluted honey, capped with a frothy lemon-white head that rises fast then recedes to a finger in depth, leaving a white, sticky sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a mild balance of earthy, mild lemons, the delicate strains of dough, grass and a hint of geraniums almost effervescent above the Belgian yeasts. There’s a light malt foundation that acts as the beam for the balance of the flavors involving themselves on my tongue. - A dry finish and a spicy tang buoys the flavor and aroma in such a way that my gustatory senses cry out for more, and as pricey as this was, I would definitely buy it again. - Beautiful.

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