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RATINGS: 392   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1837) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2012
January 2009 Bottling
Tasted on 10/22/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours hazy orange with a thick and rocky white head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is funky and spicy yeast with a very nice honey note, caramel malt, and caramelized orange peel. The flavor is pretty much the same with malty, honeyed, and caramelized orange peel up front, moving to the spicy and very bretty yeast. The body is medium with lively, stinging carbonation, and a long spicy, funky, and honeyed orange peel finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (170) - 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 (280) - - 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 I’ve 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 (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at Julian’s, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
john_henry (95) - - JUL 3, 2014
Nice beer, but a touch too sweet for me. It almost felt like this was made sweet to try and fit to style, but I can’t say I have drank anything in Belgium with this kind of sweetness. I’d like to have it again with a bit of age on it, to see if the sweetness mellows with time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3803) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some Brett dryness, floral hops, and pale malts with light notes of caramel. Flavor the same with hints of fruits. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but I sort of wish it was just Brett and the Belgian yeast was left out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 20, 2014
Drought. Cloudy bright orange with smalll foamy white head, fruity aroma, high carbonation, sweetish spicy taste with bitter ending. Medium finish goor brew but I am sure I would enjoy it more if I had not had cold!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (678) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Fresh 2014 edition on draught at King’s Head, pours semi clear golden orange with 2 finger head. Nose is musty juicy citrus, orange candy, soft yeasty fruit, not a whole lot of bretty funk going on. Taste is round bodied yeasty fruit, cracker, wheat, orange peel, tangerine. Finish is dry with fruity yeast, citrus, and grain, but still very minimal brett presence.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1325) - - JUN 8, 2014
Draft. Clear dark gold with a thin white head. Aroma is floral with light brett notes. Taste follows and adds some caramel and bubblegum. Light mouthfeel without much carb. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1044) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with a frothy off white head. fruit spice and citrus funk taste.


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