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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
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap at Capones. Hazy gold with a puffy white head. Nose is honey, coriander and lemon yeast. Medium light with crisp, sparkling carb. Taste is apple and pear with more of a lemon peel yeastiness. Dry finish with bitter grass and mineral water. A beautiful subtle sweetness with faint brett cherry skin.

3.8
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
On tap at the 2009 Pizza Port Belgian Fest. Golden colored brew, with citrus and some funk flavor. It’s a nice brew with some good subtle qualities: funk, citrus/hops, fruit

3.9
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
EBF Session 1. Golden in color with a small head. Aroma is pretty bretty up front, with some lemon, mild funk, citrus hops. Taste is dry, with some lemony brett, citrus hops, and light earth. Interesting- I think the brett clashed a bit with the hops for me personally.

4.2
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a meidum and hazy golden/orange color with a small sized head. Aromas of brett (that came out more and more as I drank this one), fruity, earthy, citrus, and some yeast. Tastes of citrus, earthy, spices, and some brett. Light to medium tart finish.

4.4
egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, vanilla, wood, earth, banana, floral hops, and some citrus. Taste of honey, citrus fruits, toffee malts, earth, vanilla, and a dry, tart finish.

3.8
pineypower (3347) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out a cloudy slightly orange hued golden color with tiny wisps of a head. Aroma is of citrus, with some yeasty brett notes here and there. Taste is interesting some citrus notes with spice, tartness and a slight dusty, earthy note in there too, very interesting and yet again well done by Allagash, I’ll definitely have to pickup a few bottles.

3.8
alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Pours a golden amber color with no head. Aroma of yeast, and citrus. Flavor of yeast, pepper, and citrus. A bit sour and tart.

3.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of Brett, citrus, fruit, and dry yeast. Poured gold in color with a big, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Lightly hazy. Very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly sour. Tastes of Brett, dry yeast, citrus, and some other beer I cannot identify. Medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Sweet yeasty finish.

3.9
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
I’m always a fan of Allagash’s Brett secondary fermentation ales. This one is interesting and different from the others, with a citric nose and a heavy peppery bite. Cloudy gold, no head, no lace, and a surprising, long peppery bite to the finish.

4
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Draft at EBF. Pours a pale golden body with an off white head. Brett dry and fruity notes. Some light spices and citrus hop character. Crisp and mildly tart with lemon and tropical fruits. Good brew. 3.8 Minimal notes this time, tastes like a yeast beer, really spicy and delicious. 4.1 overall = 4.


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