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RATINGS: 444   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: 50F Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50F

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6097) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22497) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Clear golden color, edge head. Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus. Taste is sour orange and clove. Tasty and interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Light yellow like piss with little white head. Aroma is light brett funk with bigger farmhouse/barn smells, also hay. Taste is light funk with toasty grains going into light bitter finish. Medium lively on tongue. Pretty much a disappointment, nothing special as far as wild ales go. Average.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (2075) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
City Beer Store, Allagash night. I had high hopes for this beer, and while it wasnt quite up to them, it was also quite different than what I expected, altogether. Its a mildly sour beer with an excellent pale grain flavor, oddly clean for the style. Otherwise, theres a floral quality and a big earthiness from the Belgian yeast, almost lightly smoky in a dry mushroomy kind of way. Mild, though definitely detectable, hops provide bits of herbaceous, minerals and grass in the finish. The flavor is quite dry. And the feel is mild, though good. Quite drinkable for the abv and for a sour. Im aging a bottle to see if the sour notes come out more with time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24459) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty and slightly tart aroma. Fruity sweetish malty spicy yeasty tart flavor. Has a fruity tart funky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2966) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
Cloudy light golden pour white head ... aroma of a sour ale and fruits .... taste of fruits and a bit thinner than i imagined .... you taste the two styles for sure .... well balanced and a taste that goes from a fruity belgian to a sour ale/champagne like taste .... not sure it was really worth the 19 bucks abv wasnt present at all.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2010
Draft @ Publick House in Brookline, MA. Served in a tulip glass. Gold body with almost no head. A nice dry almost trippel-like beer with spearment and bread notes. Big yeasty beer. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2010
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pour is clear and gold with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass and a very thick meringue-like white head. Aroma is a little sweet with honey and toffee with some notes of brett funk - earthy and slightly musty. Flavor is strong and malty with some floral quality and light brett funk (very subtle tartness). Medium dry finish with toasted malt sweetness and earthy brett mustiness. Very refreshing. Mouthfeel is bubbly and crisp with medium body and luxurious carbonation. Overall, an excellent and amazing tripel with soft notes of brett that provide a wonderful complement to the sweet malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7861) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle split with pat at Belgian cafe. pours a slightly olden hazed body. Aroma is nice sharp tartness and funk, reminds me of a tamed jollyp. Taste is like tasting a spicy, tart belgian ale.


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