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RATINGS: 401   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


4.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draft at Long Room. Pours a hazy gold with lasting frothy head. Nose is nice and spicy, cherry & quince notes, dust and a bit of funk. Light candy notes as well, like tangerines and spice. Very nice nose. On taste, pleasant sweetness that dries out from the Brett. more barnyardy type notes in the taste. This is a remarkably refined beer showing that Allagash knows what they’re doing. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2011
(750ml bottle from Rayl101 from Secret Santa Summer 2011. Thanks again Kevin!). Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with a white head. Active carbonation. Aroma is funky, ripe peach, citrus peel. This is absolutely heavenly! Taste is sweet with some sour and a touch of bitterness. Nicely balanced. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Finish is dry. This is a very good beer and I would search it out again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2170) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2011
From the corked bottle it pours olive-yellow with a fizzy head. It has the most distinctive aroma that merges the subtle house yeast with the wild, earthy tones of a wild yeast. A very nice memorable combination. The body is light to medium. There are zesty lemon, apple, and pear notes in the taste which are both subtle and distinctive. A very unique beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours a really hazy pale straw with lots of head. Smell is very funky. Barnyard smells mix with light grape flavors. Taste is dry and more funky than tart. Almost a powdery dry presence enhances the flavors. Nice and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Pale hazy yellow with beautiful thick and foamy white head. Decadent nose of Belgian yeast with bright lemongrass, clove, confectioners sugar and banana. Medium-light body with good, lively carbonation. Taste falls a bit flat. None of the fireworks that are in the nose. Lemon creme pie with quick dry finish. Light, refreshing, well balanced flavors are excellent, but don’t match luxuriousness of the nose. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3338) - 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 (327) - 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 (3074) - 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 (827) - 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.


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