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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: 50F Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50F

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Cloudy pale gold with big. flotsam, white head / Nose of orchard fruit and funky, barnyard brett / Medium body, lightly tart with zesty carbonation, hoppy but with good malt/fruit, and with great balance and dry, modestly bitter, finish / Flavors of pear, apple, orange, lemon, coriander, chrysanthemum, manure, hay, and wood / Just great.

   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 Ive had thus far. Tasted various allagash beers tonight and this was the most solid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Draft at Union Jacks Inn. Funky aroma. Hazy golden body with thin head. Flavor is filled with yeast and funk, lightly aged sour, lingering Brett. Crisp with a sweet tart aftertaste. Excellent balance

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2011 bottle. Poured into a snifter. First thing you notice is the huge Champaign head. Aroma has the fruity sourNess from the Brett. Flavor is mildly sour, and has the spice of a Belgium. OMG, this is amazing! Palate is bubbly and slightly chalky, but finishes clean and dry. So complex, I love this! Serve cold, not so good when it warms above 50f.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2011
Pours out an opaque pale gold with a sturdy, frothy white head that fades to a sudsy cap. Rich candied apple and caramel, doughy malts impact the senses with a dank barnyard overtone that is unmistakable Brett. Sweet cream and orange meringue could be used to describe the luxurious yeasty character of this epic brew. Floral and herbal hops, bubblegum yeast, mild horse blanket, sweet and spicy tropical citrus and some tin-like, dry notes from lipid oxidation (yeast autolysis) in the finish. The hops in the finish are very earthy (mmmm glacier!). Spritzy, yet rounded carbonation perfectly accompanies this highly attenuated, thin-bodied brewski, thanks to our good friend, brett. Allagash is too good. Its unreal. If not for the price, which is well worth it, I would have my fridge stocked with this masterful elixir at all times!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flip1286 (6) - - MAY 20, 2011 does not count
Allagash tulip Ar: citrus peel, barnyard, hint of alcohol, hint of fruit, wheat, complex Ap: hazy, light white head, gold/amber T: light sweetness, lightly bitter, P: creamy, full body, long slightly sour and bitter finish, average carbonation beautiful beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 In short: A fanstatic wild/bretty and refreshing Belgian blonde ale.
How: Bottle 750ml, many times, from very fresh to 2 years of age
The look: Almost Clear blonde body topped by a large off-white head
In long: The nose is nicely bretty with pineapples a lemons. Doughy and fluffy body with flavours of pineapples, bananas, mangos and such. A lot of coriander sensation although I think the beer is not spiced. Some leafy hops that provide a juicy flower petals flavor without much bitterness. Light lemony tartness. Funk level is medium to medium-high. Wheat sensation, like I was drinking a funky witbier. The body is full and beer is nourishing yet it remains very refreshing. Currently classified in ratebeer Sour/Wild category but please not that there is no sourness to be found here, this beer is wild but not sour. Again, if I had to describe its taste in a few words Id say it tastes like a full bodied bretty Witbier. Some sour beer lovers might be disappointed by this beer because it is classified in the same category as the sour ales but I was disappointed. I once rented Shaving Ryans Privates that was wrongly classified in the war movies section. I thought it was great and with a lot of action.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle from Lonehill. Golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Strong orange and ripe fruit aroma. Bright and lively palate. Crisp and freshing mouth feel. Mild sourness balanced well against the bitterness of the hops. Zesty fruit flavors dominate. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a white pillowy head. Smells of perfume, light funk, dry malt, spice. Tastes peppery and tarte with a dry, perfumy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle from corby112. Let me say flat out: this is absolutely delicious. One of the most unique, well crafted beers Ive had yet this year. This is the kind of beer that makes me want to homebrew, so I could spend my life trying to nail something like this. Perfect pour, very cloudy, with a huge, rocky, everlasting head. The nose is a mix of very dry, very bretty hay and farmyard notes, and a fruity, spicy hoppiness loaded with pineapple, caraway and saffron. Similar flavorwise, big and juicy and near perfect, delicately complex and just dripping with personality. Like a dry, bretty, hoppy saison, this stuff is just incredible. I need to find some bottles locally for the cellar.

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