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RATINGS: 402   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
Cloudy light golden pour white head ... aroma of a sour ale and fruits .... taste of fruits and a bit thinner than i imagined .... you taste the two styles for sure .... well balanced and a taste that goes from a fruity belgian to a sour ale/champagne like taste .... not sure it was really worth the 19 bucks abv wasn’t present at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours golden, slightly gushing from the bottle, from January 2009. Nice hoppy, floral and funky aroma with some of the brett coming through. Taste is spicy, hoppy, and a bit lemony before the funky brett comes through and finishes bitter and dry. Really nice, balanced, and tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
Tap at Capone’s a week ago. Aroma sandy (what did I mean by that?) with lemon, wheat, and bretty notes. Flavor of wheat and grains with pineapple brett funk. Easy drinking. Didn’t really seem like a sour to me, just a bretted up Belgian. Either way, didn’t find it very special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 7, 2009
Aroma is sweet and mild with some tart aspects but not too powerful. Some malts and a touch of citrus. Taste is sweet and a bit dry. Not too much flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Draft. Golden amber beer with an off-white head. Tart, bretty aroma. Tart, light fruit flavor with light malt and a bit of funk. Medium bodied. Funk lingers with earth and light tartness. Kind of a richer Ommaggeden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2009
On tap @ the Map Room; pours a slightly hazy dull golden/yellow w/ a creamy white head reminiscent of sea foam; aroma is dominated by the Brettanomyces funkiness, earthy tones, citrus and yeast; flavor is citrussy w/ a little nuttiness, leather and light malts w/ more Brettanomyces; medium bodied, finishing slightly tart and dry. Pleasurable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2009
on tap at GLB ,golden pour,with a big tight white head.good lacing.aroma of pineapple and other citrus fruits as well as Brett.Flavor is a touch sour ,citrus ,spicy and the Brett. medium bodied ,good bittering , finish is dry and a little tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
After the cork prematurely ejected, it poured a golden yellow with a pillowy white head. Nose was bright and slightly citric, but almost completely dominated by brett and horse blanket. Taste was super dry and pretty much a one note horse blanket

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: Confluence
Date: June 27, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear pale yellow, fine white head
Aroma: big musty aroma, light malt sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: light sweet malt flavor, lots of funk, light oak, balancing bitterness from the oak and funk
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is golden orange in color with a foamy white head. The smell is tart, wood, fruits, yeast, and brett influenced. The taste is fruits, yeast, wood, and funk.

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