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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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4.1
SudsMcDuff (8496) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
aaaaaaahhhh! surprise death cork on this one, undid the cage, turned to change the channel, and boom! slight gusher, bought about 6 months ago..6:19pm august 25th 2009.. . pours a simmering gold with lots of champpagin style bubbles.. very spritzy! .. . i want to sail around the world.. . fantastic amount and orientation of foam .. . lots of playful bretty goodness, light bitterness with small whiffs of tropical fruit, wonderfully light yet assertive.. . this is a very easy and fun beer to drink... what about the terrorists? thats right, terrorists... this would be ridiculous on tap! OK, some free associations from my infancy. A beach ball. A Dog. A Log. A poodle. A Noodle. A doodle. ..

4.3
JoeMcPhee (9554) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Hazy yellow-gold pour with a thick sticky white head. The aroma is great. Loads of sweet/tart pineapple and a lovely bretty spicy funkiness. Fairly fruity nose with a touch of lactic tartness as well. The pineapple character lingers nicely on the finish along with a touch of minerally character that lends a nice dryness along with the acidity. Warming brings up a bit more soft tart fruitiness and kiss of mint on the back. Awesome stuff.

3.6
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
[2371-20090801] Sample. Sweet pineapple apple aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting bubbly white head. Nice Belgian yeasts and pineapple fruit flavour. Medium body. Lovely to sample.
(BCTC @ Ommegang; Cooperstown, NY)

3.7
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Hazy gold in color with a good sized white head. Aroma is spicy with brett and booze. Taste is slightly tart, with a light funk, heavy brett character, wood and booze

2.7
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle from 5 Points. 96% ranking? Really? This is like a wheatier version of MGD Light. Drain pour.

3.5
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is golden orange in color with a foamy white head. The smell is tart, wood, fruits, yeast, and brett influenced. The taste is fruits, yeast, wood, and funk.

2.8
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma with ginger, banana, and apple. Flavor of honey, and mild spices.

3.7
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
2009-08-01. Hazy pastel gold with a modest beige head. (3+) Pleasant aroma, light funk with a touch of lemon rind. Flavour is refreshing, light sourness, pale malts with muted toasty malt and caramel notes. (7+) Average to light palate suits the beer. Very drinkable, pleasant. (7+) On tap at BCTC 2009

3.8
j12601 (13143) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle at BCTC. Pours a murky lemon yellow with a large white head. Loads of brett funk, very dry. Thin to medium body. Dry and tasty.

3.9
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2009
I thought this was delicious and extremely well made, definitely a good palate cleanser and very clean. Soft mouthfeel, with some sour bretty notes and some bitter citrus flavors as well as some earthy grassiness. Tart fruits, some green apple skins, but stays very clean throughout. Nicely done.


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