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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
It seems natural for Iowa-based Confluence to offer a corn-based brew. But while Iowa corn makes great bourbon, itís not so good for beer. So we use open-pollinated, heritage organic blue corn grown in New Mexico.

First we perform a cereal mash by boiling the milled blue corn to expose the starches. The resulting purple porridge is then mashed conventionally with barley malt causing the color to magically disappear and creating a super sweet, almost clear wort. The entire wort is boiled and we add enough Saaz hops for bittering without overwhelming the blue corn flavor. Itís then fermented with German lager yeast and lagered as normal. The resulting beer is big for its style and refreshing on warm days with higher alcohol content than the classic American pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Tap. Poured hazy yellow, white head. Aroma was grains, bread, corn. Taste was corn, grain, hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at Shorts in IC. Aroma is kinda musky. Slightly hazy and murky golden yellow with a thin white head. Just had a very clean style so hard to be unbiased with what I expect from this. Fruity or floral is hard to pick up, just very grainy is all I get. Its a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Poured a clear darker yellow color with aromas of creamed corn, light hay, lager yeast and some light cereal. Flavors aromas the same a solid lager basic and light corn but solid a nice go to on a daily basis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours orangish with a foamy white head. Aroma is of wheat, malt, and hops. Taste is of wheat, hops, and biscuit. Lingering taste of wheat. Mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated. Easy to drink, and it isnít bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
32oz growler shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is corn, a bit of Saaz, honey. Flavor follows, honey, corn up front, a bit of saaz hop to balance in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Poured from growler thanks jcwattsrugger. Pour is pale gold with nice carbonation and a thin white head. Aroma is grain lager yeast and corn. Taste is nice and light and you can tell itís made with corn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2015
32 oz growler got in a trade with jcwattsrugger. Pale gold color with plenty of carbonation, producing ample head. Aroma is creamed corn, lager yeast and grain.

Yeah, you can tell for sure this was made with corn, itís found throughout the sip. The body is above light, leaning on medium with a mildly funky yeast finish. A interesting twist on the most basic style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a crystal clear lighter golden color with white head. Cereal grains, corn specifically on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean, with a little sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (645) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Draft. Hazy golden, thin white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, bread. Medium sweet taste. Light body, light dry bitter finish. Balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at Confluence. Well done in the style. Slightly murky deep orange pour with a minor white head. Rich sweet corn, corn husk, fuller palate for the style.

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