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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16328) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Growler shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours clear yellow gold with white head. Nose/taste of apple, corn, sticky syrup and alcoholic fruit. Medium body. Not bad for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12002) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Growler thanks to someone for sharing! Pours a clear gold with a with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain and lager yeast with a hint of grass. Flavor has notes of corn and sweet grains with a touch of grass.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap @ Confluence. Pours a clear light yellow appearance with a white head. Sweet corn, grassy aroma. A bit tangy, lemon, fairly sweet flavor. Ok for what it is but not my favorite. This is a pale lager, not a wheat ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at Confluence. Well done in the style. Slightly murky deep orange pour with a minor white head. Rich sweet corn, corn husk, fuller palate for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
32oz growler, tasted at RBSG. Clear golden color. Thin off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Sweet corn, bready flavor. Moderate sweet. Tasting like a kind of dry finish. Solid corn lager. Get the blue corn chip flavor overall. I dont mind it at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7917) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (6702) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6690) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2015
32 oz growler got in a trade with jcwattsrugger. Pale gold color with plenty of carbonation, producing ample head. Aroma is creamed corn, lager yeast and grain.

Yeah, you can tell for sure this was made with corn, its found throughout the sip. The body is above light, leaning on medium with a mildly funky yeast finish. A interesting twist on the most basic style.


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