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RATINGS: 382   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1060) - Dublin, 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 (241) - 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 (2203) - 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 (647) - 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
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a meidum and hazy golden/orange color with a small sized head. Aromas of brett (that came out more and more as I drank this one), fruity, earthy, citrus, and some yeast. Tastes of citrus, earthy, spices, and some brett. Light to medium tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Belgian Beer fest 2009. Wow. great sour aroma. Big foamy head. Easy to drink. Great Brett aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 27, 2009
ahh a very pleasant brew, it was a bit pricey for me at the store but I was able to have a pint of it at the lost bear. A pleasantly complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle: Pours a straw yellow color with a nice white head. The aroma is yeast, funk, straw and apples. The flavor is sweet, yeast, slight hops, grass, straw, and fruit. Overall, a very smooth and tasty brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Whoa, this is good. Tried it from a bottle shared by OldStyleCubFan, but then had a full pour at Tyler’s two weeks later. Pours clear light golden with a lasting white head and nice lacing. Nose of brett and lemon and tons of fruit... more summery/tropical than expected. Not just lemon/citrus. Some bubblegum and apples and funky yeast. Lively palate. Nice and tart but with a dry finish. Reminded me of some Orvals I’ve had, but with a bit heavier palate and fruitier notes. I’m starting to think I might actually pay out close to $20 for a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2010
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pour is clear and gold with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass and a very thick meringue-like white head. Aroma is a little sweet with honey and toffee with some notes of brett funk - earthy and slightly musty. Flavor is strong and malty with some floral quality and light brett funk (very subtle tartness). Medium dry finish with toasted malt sweetness and earthy brett mustiness. Very refreshing. Mouthfeel is bubbly and crisp with medium body and luxurious carbonation. Overall, an excellent and amazing tripel with soft notes of brett that provide a wonderful complement to the sweet malt.


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