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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
I have been drinking quite a few of these on tap recently. Poured into a tulip glass it produces a good two finger white head on top of a sometimes clear, sometimes cloudy golden orange body. The conflicting yeasts produce some awesomely strange aromas. I got some fruits and funk and this wonderfully strange combination of both. The flavor I must say grows on you. Green apples and sour grapes lemon and citrus hops are just some of the complex flavors. I will also say that it is a solid medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation. I have had up to two pours of this brew and I say that was my limit do to the punch it packs. I have grown to like this beer and will drink it again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
750ml bottle with almost a year of age on it. Be careful, as the cork is a real rocket ship. The pour yields a mostly clear, moderate golden-amber colored body with a billowing head of off-white foam. The head shows nice retention, and leaves round, horizontal lines of lacing on the glass. Brett is immediately apparent in the nose, imparting its signature earthy must to an underlying base of light caramel malt and straw. Hints of lemon and dusty wildflowers, lend a perfumy overtone. Flavors follow suit, striking a nice balance between light, grainy sweetness and soft wildflower hops, with hints of citrus rind spicing and a hefty dose of dusty, earthy brett. The palate is medium bodied, sporting lively carbonation that intensifies on the semi-dry finish. Overall, this one nods towards young Orval, and does so quite nicely. Very good brew, though Id prefer a little more tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks jrob21 - This fucking thing almost blinded me, the cork shoots off straight up before I even get the cage off...so violent and fast that I did not even react before the cork and cage had settled into their place on my floor...wow, glad I can still give an accurate appreance...Pours clear deep yellow with a large off white head...aroma is yeasty and dry fruity, straw, tart vinous malt...flavour is similar, dry and more straw, oak...wild yeast tartness and massive carbonation...after acclimating to the initial flavour, it opens and becomes more malt forward, honey?...very tasty, as for value, I dont know...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle: The bottle appears to be well carbonated as the cork struck my father in the head as I opened the bottle. Pours a clear gold with afoamy white head. Aroma, cloves, floral hops, Belgian yeasty esters, anise and other spices. Flavor, very dry some spices, floral notes yeasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2153) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
750ml bottle at a tasting. Pours hazy yellow with a medium head. Nose is yeasty/estery. Quite fruity and hoppy. Hints of banana. Taste is very yeasty and quite fruity also. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Light light unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate yeasty, barntyard notes, brett, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19548) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 A wild, yeasty experience. Had some on tap at Blind Tiger. Nose of complex yeast varieties. Pours a bright, hazy gold with a decent head. Fruity, with a strong bubblegum flavor and plenty of yeast character. Silky mouthfeel and a somewhat tart finish. Nice stuff. 2010 Bottle, drank in 2010: Pours hazy gold with a strong white head. Aroma of light funk, citrus and grass. Flavor is sweet and lightly funky. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and warmth. Finishes fairly dry with more, slight funkiness and mild sweet notes. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Cloudy yellowish pour. Aroma is woody and tart. Pears, caramel, honey and some light funky notes. Flavor is tart and a bit funky. woody, funky and yeast too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Verre de 8 oz, au Lions Pride. Armes trs fruits (citron, abricots schs), les brettanomyctes sont galement prsents. Robe blonde et lgrement trouble, effervescence active et belle mousse. Il sagit dune bire trs dlicate, avec une belle touche de levure fruite et lgrement funky, un malt lger et une finale trs sche. La texture en bouche est trs vaporeuse et lalcool trs bien dissimul. Bien bon!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled on tap at Maxs in Baltimore. Pours a hazy, translucent straw yellow with a frothy, active white head. A high level of carbonation is evident. Aroma is mostly ripe fruits, pears, apples, a touch of hay and some light brett floating around. Flavor is nice, citrus, lemon rind, orange, hay, grass, slight pepper zing, mild brett, some spice. Finish is dry. I was expecting a lot more. If youre going to use brett than make it bretty. I suppose it could age well, but I feel like this might be lacking a bit in terms of flavor.


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