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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: 50F Recommended Serving Temp: 40-50F

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (12113) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6371) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3247) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at Capones. 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, Ill definitely have to pickup a few bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Draught at Capones: 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Im always a fan of Allagashs 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 In short: A fanstatic wild/bretty and refreshing Belgian blonde ale.
How: Bottle 750ml, many times, from very fresh to 2 years of age
The look: Almost Clear blonde body topped by a large off-white head
In long: The nose is nicely bretty with pineapples a lemons. Doughy and fluffy body with flavours of pineapples, bananas, mangos and such. A lot of coriander sensation although I think the beer is not spiced. Some leafy hops that provide a juicy flower petals flavor without much bitterness. Light lemony tartness. Funk level is medium to medium-high. Wheat sensation, like I was drinking a funky witbier. The body is full and beer is nourishing yet it remains very refreshing. Currently classified in ratebeer Sour/Wild category but please not that there is no sourness to be found here, this beer is wild but not sour. Again, if I had to describe its taste in a few words Id say it tastes like a full bodied bretty Witbier. Some sour beer lovers might be disappointed by this beer because it is classified in the same category as the sour ales but I was disappointed. I once rented Shaving Ryans Privates that was wrongly classified in the war movies section. I thought it was great and with a lot of action.


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