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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a very pale golden cloudy amber. Nose is fruity? Yeasty and a tad sour. Not being a total spur head, this beer really fits my palate as it has a nice golden ale quality to it but adds several complex dimensions. The sour note is minimal and very complimentary. Then the yeast malt base creates a delicious backdrop to the bubbly slightly hoppy , fruity front. Very well carbonated and way too drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2011
delicious ale, more of a saison or wild ale than straight belgian ale. very light and spritzy like a saison, with a little wild kick to it. absolutely delicious, just pour easily cause this one is gonna gush.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (293) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3393) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2012
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in January 2009 (pushing 4 years old). Cork blew off as soon as I untwisted the cork, no beer was lost to gushing. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge tart apple, lemon zest, orange, pear, strawberry, hay, grass, barnyard funk, earth, herbal, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, orange zest, hay, grass, earth, herbal, pepper, funk, and light yeast spiciness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, citrus, grass, hay, pepper, funk, earth, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian strong pale with brett added! Awesome flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. An incredibly enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Slightly hazy yellow with thin foamy rimming white head; sour fruity cherries(?) aroma; soft and complex Flava of wheat tart oaky and finishes dry and hoppy; feels fizzy yet thick

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours to a clean golden body with a crisp white head. Aroma of pineapple and brett. Very orval like. The flavor is crisp yeast with clean golden grains. Pineapple with a bitter orange peel and burnt caramel. Crisp palate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
the brett is quite apparent right away. a sweet note, some esters. slightly hazy dark straw yellow/white gold. modest head that fades down to lacing quickly. tangy and mildly sour, with a refreshingly light body. hops kick in at the finish. hops bitterness and the sourness marry nicely in the finish/aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3768) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Allagash chalice. Pours a translucent gold with a large froth of white foam Good retention. The aroma has notes of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango I get some drier funky notes. The taste is dry, grassy, mildly bitter. I get a bit of bread in the middle to end of the drink. Medium carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Very refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1727) - 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.


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