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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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry Brett notes with a lightly sweet malt profile and some dry European style hops. Taste is quite refreshing with some clear Brett notes that are well balance with the lightly sweet malt backbone. Dry hops also provide some further enjoyment. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done and refreshing for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours a rocky three finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a very good lace. Hazy light amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast nose. Flavor is tart fruit and yeast. Earthy. Bottled Feb 2010. $18.99 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle from February 2010, over 2 years old. After taking the cage off, the cork exploded like a bullet to my ceiling. Pours unclear orange honey in color with a huge bubbly white head. The aroma brings pleasant sweet and spicy Belgian yeast notes with some delicious tang. The flavor is sweet and lightly fruity with light spice dancing on the tongue. The body isn’t overly bubbly after some time to settle and a little swirling, quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2398) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
This was on draft at Churchkey in D.C. a while back. I’m finally entering my back-logged reviews from my notebook. A: This beer appears a hazy shade of yellow with a medium-sized head that leaves a fair amount of lacing as it recedes. S: Apples, pears, white wine, yeast. T: I really like this beer. It’s not incredibly sour (I like incredibly sour), but a wild ale doesn’t need to assault your cheeks with a sour bomb to have merit. All of the aspects listed in the aroma shine through nicely. The flavors are well integrated and flow together in nice harmony. Very tasty stuff. M: Decent feel. I do wish it was slightly more sour. D: Wonderfully smooth and quaffable. Effortless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
2012 bottle. Nose of grapefruit, wheat, horse blanket. Cloud golden with a high, fine, head. Beautiful. Great fruit flavor, grapefruit, melon, grape. Ridiculously sofy palatte is impressive but gets irritating possibly. Delicious stuff, but after a while, so want more sour or mineral or something less than perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5916) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
750mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of dry hops and moderate brett character, with some subtle Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out lots of bretty funk, light hops, Belgian yeast, and a nice funky finish. Very dry and funky on the palate, with everything in perfect balance. Extremely high drinkability. Wonderful stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Draft at EBF. Pours a pale golden body with an off white head. Brett dry and fruity notes. Some light spices and citrus hop character. Crisp and mildly tart with lemon and tropical fruits. Good brew. 3.8 Minimal notes this time, tastes like a yeast beer, really spicy and delicious. 4.1 overall = 4.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of green apple, pear, light brett, vanilla and hints of oak. Flavor of the same, getting more brett in flavor than I was in aroma. Very fruity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Pours a light golden yellow. Aroma is a nice wine-like aroma with a hint of spices and some belgian friendly hops. Flavors are very nice, again wine-like, sweet and slightly sour. The brett in this beer is very subdued, only a hint of it with the vinous notes of flavors. This is a very mature tasting beer, and another great release from the gash.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
750ml bottle, 2009 January vintage. Pours cloudy golden in color with full foamy white head. Aroma sweet, spicy and yeasty. Taste spicy, breedy and citrus with bitter finish.


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