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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Tap at the Answer. Smells like the edge between the woods and a field of wildflowers. Dry.

3.9
ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting and 750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head with plenty of lace. Earthly aromas with horse blanket, fruity esters, and hints of lemon. There are flavors from clean fruity esters, earthly elements due to the yeast, spices, pepper, and lemon. It has a moderate feel that is moderately bitter with some alcohol warming. There is a slight tart feel in the finish.

3.7
scarletfire65 (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Draft at First Draft in Chicago. A spicy, citrusy, yeasty Belgian saison- ish ale. Full of yeasty esters, sweet malt, and grassy funky hops.

4.1
kaser (6409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Refreshing and light. Tons of flavor. Champagne bubbly mouthfeel. Lemon and citrus blast. Love it.

3.8
Christpuncher (3214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Not typically a Brett fan but this is a great beer. Flavor is lemony and peppery Flavor is refreshing, well balanced. Pours light yellow with a thin white head.

2.8
ekstedt (6992) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
From a 750 cl bottle. Shady golden, medium white head. Grainy malt, strong green, chlorophyllic brett. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.9
hman43 (1812) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
It pours golden with a white head. It produces plenty of classic Belgian lace. It has earthly aromas with horse blanket, fruity esters, and hints of lemon. There are flavors from clean fruity esters, earthly elements due to the yeast, spices, pepper, and lemon. It has a moderate feel that is moderately bitter with some alcohol warming. There is a slight tart feel in the finish. Overall it is a complex beer with a balance between the yeast, malts, and hops that is excellent to drink.

3.9
hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
July 23, 2015. On tap at Allagash.

Cloudy yellow with a small creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with green apples, lemon, ripe tropical fruits, some spices, oak and almond. Taste is medium sweet with ripe fruits, bread, almond, light funky, light bitter with a smooth finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.9
beer-yum (1900) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2016
Restrained funky floral aroma in a cloudy gold pour. Brilliantly balanced brew with a full fruity Belgian body with a laid back dry Brett finish. Probably better than my initial rating - way better (and reason enough to try again).

3.2
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2016
Sample in less than perfect condition No head, muddy orange-yellow beer, full of mini UFO’s. Vegetables, celeri (raw), faintly spicy, and a tad mineral. Wild yeast aromas, if mildly so. First spicy-sweetish, then suddenly quite dry-hoppy, only to revert to the spiciness, now spiked with floormop Brett. Uneasy balance, not attractive. Leaving a bitterish-oily film behind, light body. Sample undercarbonated. Not convinced. Thansk to M & L V, for all the effort!


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