RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
It seems natural for Iowa-based Confluence to offer a corn-based brew. But while Iowa corn makes great bourbon, its not so good for beer. So we use open-pollinated, heritage organic blue corn grown in New Mexico.

First we perform a cereal mash by boiling the milled blue corn to expose the starches. The resulting purple porridge is then mashed conventionally with barley malt causing the color to magically disappear and creating a super sweet, almost clear wort. The entire wort is boiled and we add enough Saaz hops for bittering without overwhelming the blue corn flavor. Its then fermented with German lager yeast and lagered as normal. The resulting beer is big for its style and refreshing on warm days with higher alcohol content than the classic American pilsner.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft; Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, some yeast, & corn/cereal; Flavor of sweet malt, corn/cereal, grain, and some fruit; Fairly interesting - ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (8538) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Keg at a wedding, June 2014. Clear golden pour, decent white head, mild lacing. Mild aroma, sweet corn, pale doughy malts, grassiness, a wisp of lemon, corn chips, a bit of apple. Okay flavor that basically matches, corn chips, a touch of apple, lemon peel, doughy, grassy. Not bad for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is light corn and floral hops. Flavor is sweet corn with a flat papery bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. just a tick away

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (2048) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pill bottle growler shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet corn and a hint of hops. Flavor is semi sweet. Hops are present, but not bitter. Clean, bright and refreshing. Medium to light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3370) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2014
From a growler. Thanks jcwattsrugger. The pour is pale yellow with a short lived white head. Aroma of yeast, toasted malts, corn and clean hops. Medium body. The taste has a sort of corny, caramel maltiness. It has something nice going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (7058) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Growler shared at Thursday nights Presidential Suite sharing session during RBSG 2014. Thanks John! Clear light golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn and wheat. Tastes of corn, wheat, light skunk. Light body and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Yet another growler proved by John I believe, Thanks! Clean straw hue with a fizzy but lasting head. It is the expected grainy and lightly hopped lager with some corn overtones. Faint citrus and even touch of spicy notes. No it is not blue sadly :-)... Refreshing and mostly clean mouth feel. It what it is and I think that is the point. Much better than your average swill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Growler @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, John. Clear golden pour with a white head. Tons of doughy bread aroma to this. Nice and floral. Some grass, biscuit, and subtle esters. Quite nice. Flavor is crisp, clean, and easy to drink. Lots of bread, dough, and biscuit. Slight toast character. Floral hops, light grassy bitterness, and a faint yeast note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (4167) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is very clear with a small white head. It has a grainy nose with just an edge of hops. A slight sweetness brings out a light bit of lemon. This is crisp and nice with a light palate and lots of carbonation. It finishes a bit sweet with a slight astringent bit on the tongue. it is very drinkable which is I think is mostly what the brewer was going for so good for them.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Growler. WEll turns out blue corn doesnt make that much better of a lager nor can it make the beer blue.

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