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RATINGS: 388   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


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Growler - a lovely hazy glowing golden beer - fizzy body - sticky lace - light sweetness and strong notes of mango and pineapple hit the nose first, followed by some mixed herbal and wildflower notes (lavender), and then the brett kicks it, adding light funky leather and sweaty character - the sweetness isn’t as high in the flavor as in the aroma, which is a good thing, but the mango and pineapple are there - however, the star of the show here is the moderate brett wildness and flinty character that pairs well with dry, bitter herbs, light spicy hops - crisp, dry finish - I would like to see more of the sweetness gone, leaving a bone dry beer, but I still really like this - I haven’t like their brett beers in the past, but this one is well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Sampled during Deliriumfest’s Graduation tasting in Maplewood, MN and shared by Deliriumfest. From a 22-oz bomber pours a hazy golden pale colored brew with a creamy white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, a hint of wheat malt, some yeast, candi sugar, and a touch of cloves. Taste is full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of yeast, golden grain malt with wheat, some pitted fruits, a hint of Brett, candi sugar and some citrus zest. Finish is semi-sweet with a white pepper and candi sugar aftertaste. Lots of character in this Belgian ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle from Dilly Deli. Poured clear golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate brett, woody and tart citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a standout change of pace brew.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
aaaaaaahhhh! surprise death cork on this one, undid the cage, turned to change the channel, and boom! slight gusher, bought about 6 months ago..6:19pm august 25th 2009.. . pours a simmering gold with lots of champpagin style bubbles.. very spritzy! .. . i want to sail around the world.. . fantastic amount and orientation of foam .. . lots of playful bretty goodness, light bitterness with small whiffs of tropical fruit, wonderfully light yet assertive.. . this is a very easy and fun beer to drink... what about the terrorists? thats right, terrorists... this would be ridiculous on tap! OK, some free associations from my infancy. A beach ball. A Dog. A Log. A poodle. A Noodle. A doodle. ..

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bomber, shared - as a matter of fact the bottle exploded in my face. Pours a clear gold with a wispy white head that didn’t stick around for very long. Aroma is sweet, with malt, light fruit, citrus, and that recognizable Allagash yeast. The flavor, however, kicks it up a notch, with light fruit and citrus up front, a nice finish with detectable brett (in addition to the Allagash yeast) and a bit of malt sweetness in there as well. It’s lighter than most of the Allagash beers, but that’s part of what makes it so special.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Aroma and initial taste of brett. Light red sour. Excellent pour. Lacing. Wow. The brett is working on this one. Fantastic beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Draft – Max’s. Cloudy gold, creamy white head. Apple cinnamon and grassy apricot- pear aromas ride light undercurrents of bretty funk and yeast. Soft crisp fruity barnyard flavors balance on a touch of peppered honey, straw, and cheese. Quite complex as it nears room temp. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, fruity finish. Certainly worthy of your attention….

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
I have been drinking quite a few of these on tap recently. Poured into a tulip glass it produces a good two finger white head on top of a sometimes clear, sometimes cloudy golden orange body. The conflicting yeasts produce some awesomely strange aromas. I got some fruits and funk and this wonderfully strange combination of both. The flavor I must say grows on you. Green apples and sour grapes lemon and citrus hops are just some of the complex flavors. I will also say that it is a solid medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation. I have had up to two pours of this brew and I say that was my limit do to the punch it packs. I have grown to like this beer and will drink it again

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
750ml from Whole Foods Los Altos. Paired with an awesome striped bass dinner my girlfriend cooked. Pours a mostly clear, bright golden color with a large thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is awesome and bretty, with pale malt, citrus, and spice notes. Flavor doesn’t let you down at all - it’s awesome. Pale and caramel malt form a great base, and Belgian yeast and brett meld seamlessly. Great notes of orange peel and spice, along with a slight fresh hop character even though this beer is over a year old. Fairly lively yet smooth on the palate. Medium body, not at all overwhelming. Extremely well-crafted and good overall. Very drinkable. Paid over $20 for this sucker and I’m glad it didn’t end up being TOO much of a ripoff!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours hazy orange-golden with a bubbly, champagne-like white head. Aroma of cherries, sour wort, wild yeast, piney hops, sweet malts, and notes of citrus. Medium bodied with a surprisingly smooth, yet moderately tangy palate. Starts like an amaizing sour and finishes like a refined Belgian strong ale; this brew is quite unique. Outstanding Belgian/sour ale. Highly recommended.


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