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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Wow, this is really something special. Very clean profile with very distinct corn, little to no bitterness, a floral and grassy aromatic layer, and absent all flaws. All wrapped up nice and pretty in sparkling clear golden beer in your glass capped with a foamy rocky head of perfect white. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2369) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2014
From a growler. Thanks jcwattsrugger. The pour is pale yellow with a short lived white head. Aroma of yeast, toasted malts, corn and clean hops. Medium body. The taste has a sort of corny, caramel maltiness. It has something nice going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Growler @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, John. Clear golden pour with a white head. Tons of doughy bread aroma to this. Nice and floral. Some grass, biscuit, and subtle esters. Quite nice. Flavor is crisp, clean, and easy to drink. Lots of bread, dough, and biscuit. Slight toast character. Floral hops, light grassy bitterness, and a faint yeast note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Yet another growler proved by John I believe, Thanks! Clean straw hue with a fizzy but lasting head. It is the expected grainy and lightly hopped lager with some corn overtones. Faint citrus and even touch of spicy notes. No it is not blue sadly :-)... Refreshing and mostly clean mouth feel. It what it is and I think that is the point. Much better than your average swill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1640) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pill bottle growler shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet corn and a hint of hops. Flavor is semi sweet. Hops are present, but not bitter. Clean, bright and refreshing. Medium to light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4318) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma is strong earthiness, mild citrus/fruit and malts. The flavor is pale malts, mild/medium sweetness, relatively complex corn and a mix of fruit and citrus in the finish. As far as pale lagers made with adjuncts, this was actually pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3662) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Had this on draft at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines. Light golden pour. No head. Light wheat taste with a smooth finish. Not sure if its from the name, but can for sure taste corn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
32oz growler, tasted at RBSG. Clear golden color. Thin off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Sweet corn, bready flavor. Moderate sweet. Tasting like a kind of dry finish. Solid corn lager. Get the blue corn chip flavor overall. I donít mind it at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Growler thanks to someone for sharing! Pours a clear gold with a with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain and lager yeast with a hint of grass. Flavor has notes of corn and sweet grains with a touch of grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light corn and floral hops. Flavor is sweet corn with a flat papery bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. just a tick away

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