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RATINGS: 446   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 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 (7907) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6518) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2009 vintage, caged and corked. Pours an extremely light blonde color with active champagne-like character. The aroma is yeasty and esther-laden. It drinks with a nice light character, but is no pushover. The beer packs a wallop of flavors, lemon, wheat, bubblegum ... a delicious beer taht would awesome for brunch. (#3870, 3/27/2010)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2010
2009. cage removed and cork blew to the roof and gushed like no ones business. pours vibrant gold with massive head. aroma is brett, lemon rind, light fruits, slight barnyard funk. drinks tart with lots of brett, tons of lemon peel, slight earth, slight wet hay. really good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4429) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 13, 2010
750ml from Whole Foods Los Altos. Paired with an awesome striped bass dinner my girlfriend cooked. Pours a mostly clear, bright golden color with a large thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is awesome and bretty, with pale malt, citrus, and spice notes. Flavor doesnt let you down at all - its awesome. Pale and caramel malt form a great base, and Belgian yeast and brett meld seamlessly. Great notes of orange peel and spice, along with a slight fresh hop character even though this beer is over a year old. Fairly lively yet smooth on the palate. Medium body, not at all overwhelming. Extremely well-crafted and good overall. Very drinkable. Paid over $20 for this sucker and Im glad it didnt end up being TOO much of a ripoff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3332) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle corked & caged. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy two finger white head. sour/tart aroma with brett, straw and funky yeast. Flavor had a nice grainy sweetness with mild brett, yeasty funk, dried fruit and some spices with lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Poured a slightly hazed gold color with an off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, mint and licorice. Caramel malt flavor mixed with mild citrus and some spices. Lively mouthfeel with a light-medium body. Mildly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6124) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from January 2009. Hazy golden pour with a tall foamy white head. Aroma is very funky yeast, Brett notes, spicy hops, flowers, dried fruits, sweet malts, grape skins, earthy notes and straw. Taste is leather, grape skins, Belgian yeast, Bretty notes, spicy hops, dried fruit, fresh flowers, cobwebs and earth. Body is light-medium and very bubbly with prickly carbonation. Ends with more fruit, spicy hops, sweet malt, funky yeast, leather, sweat, earth and flowers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3363) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
on tap @ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Sour, funky, sweet, initial sour funk that has a little sweet at the end, kind of sugary, grape like. Golden orange color, small head, minor lace. Sour flavor, not strong, little zip about it, a little soap. Lite body, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Ok, wouldnt want a bunch of. aroma was best part, the little sweet note kept coming in and out for me....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (916) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
On tap at Blind Lady. Pours a clear gold with a bubbly white ring and lacing. Big tart-sour aroma, of citrus, yeasty funk, and malt. Taste starts sour then picks up some sweetness, with lemons, wood, malt, and a lot of yeasty funk. Lingering crisp sourness. Very nice.


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