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RATINGS: 411   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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2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mickash (35) - - MAR 31, 2013
I love Allagash beers - so have to say was really disappointed with this. Pours nicely, but the aroma was so Brett heavy it just overpowered everything else - think band aids, medicinal....the tastes of banana and honey tried to break through but just couldn’t. To be fair, it may just be my dislike of Brett....


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Aromas are floral, tropical, pear, viognier-like, melon. Cloudy yellow, quickly diminishing white head. Fruity, barnyard, some banana, herbal, subtle spice. Light bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (882) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
750 ml bottle from March 2011. Aroma is full of tropical fruit with nice pineapple, mango and passion fruit notes. Some lighter stone fruit and moderate citrus. Light white wine character. Light coriander and pink peppercorn phenolics. Pours a cloudy, pale, golden straw with a large, frothy, white head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers with moderate lacing. Medium small legs. Flavor has a light acidity with light tropical and stone fruit notes. Medium light phenolics, similar to the aroma with an herbal character as well. Moderate bitterness. Light graininess that has turned a bit stale. Finish is herbal, grassy and a bit harsh. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer. In my opinion, the aroma was helped by the age but the flavor, especially the finish, was hurt by it. Not really any dry hopped character left.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlakemanTFM (5) - Greensboro, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
Being an IPA guy I was coerced into trying a "sour". Yes it is different, but was worth it! Would not take over my IPA habit but a great beer just the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2014
6 fl. oz. on tap @ Lord Hobo. Pours cloudy yellow with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with some fruits and yeast. Flavor is sour malts, yeast, some fruits and some alcohol. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (257) - - NOV 26, 2014
pris lors d un voyage a nyc pris au jeffry on na une biere de couleur oranger ambre avec peu effervesence on ma une combinason de malt et agrune et un cote epicer une de type assez classique malt belge assez costaud en boucche

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2448) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2014
On tap at Cask and Vine with Mr Barleywine. Light and fruity with a bretty funky earthy edge to it. Cereal grains and bits of earthy hops round this one out nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy gold on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is sour funky brett up front with pils malt and fruit back end. Taste is Belgian fruity esters with a buttery middle and tart brett back end. Good carbonation, refreshing and easy for the abv. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7361) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Draught at the Churchkey, Washington, DC as Confluence 2014. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Spices, mild yeast, malt and some fruits in the aroma. The flavour is yeasty bitterness, spices, herbs and malt. Quite unbalanced to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Two-ish oz draft pour at ChurchKey’s Allagash 5th Anniversary event courtesy of craftycarl21, thanks Carl! 2013 vintage. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tart notes, citrus, lemon lime, oranges. Tastes of tart notes, citrus, floral notes, oranges. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Aging pretty nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Great belgian with a good amount of care taken to get it right. The dry hopping gives it a dimension that not many others have.


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