Confluence Brewing Company Reviews




ozzy70
2.9
Confluence Capital Gold Golden Lager
Draft at GNBF. Pours medium golden with a foamy white head. Aroma was grainy, light musty. Taste was mild sweet, grass, grains.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

ozzy70
3
Confluence Oktoberfest
Draft sample at GNBF. Pours light amber, off white head. Aroma was caramel malts, toasted malt, earthy. Taste was light bitter, caramel, toasted malt.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

wlajwl
3.7
Confluence Foeder John's
Aroma is complex grainy malts, fruit and a hint of lactic acid. The flavor is berries/raspberries//candy, grainy malts and a tart finish.
Monday, September 4, 2017

HuskerTan
3.4
Confluence Marquette and Joliet
Draft/Fest. A- Tart, citrus. A- Gold color, clear liquid, white head. T- Tart, citrus. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, juicy finish. O- Not sure this is a biere de garde but it drinks alright. Sort of reminds me of an alcoholic Sprite.
Friday, September 1, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3
Confluence Capital Gold Golden Lager
Sampler at el bait shop. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Not much on the nose. Crisp and clean on the finish with slight grainy malty thing on the tongue.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.7
Confluence Milk Man Milk Stout
Draft at Zombie Burger. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Solid lactose and chocolate on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Nice.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.8
Confluence Wee Wicked
Draft at taproom. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Lots of vinegar and roasted malt on the nose and tongue. Hides it’s booze well. Finished mostly clean. Nicely solid.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

magsinva
3.6
Confluence Weiss Grip
Draft @ Confluence- Aroma is all about the banana with this one. Sweet with a little dryness on the finish.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.5
Confluence Des Moines IPA
Draft at taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. A fair amount of pine and grapefruit on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Solid.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.3
Confluence Thomas Beck Black IPA
Sampler at taproom. Pours Coca Cola brown with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has some roasted malt and floral notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Solid.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.8
Confluence Long Ride Pale Ale
Sampler at taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Nice pine and tropical citrus on the nose and especially the tongue. Finished clean. Nice.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.4
Confluence Marquette and Joliet
Sampler at taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Sour on the tongue with some vinegar and pine as well. Hides it’s booze well. Solid.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DiarmaidBHK
3.9
Confluence Weiss Grip
Sampler at taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice banana and clove notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Nice example of style.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Drake
3.6
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Tripel Ale
C&C 750 mL bottle from the brewery. Hazy orange, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of candi sugar, bready malt, spice, stone fruit. The taste is bready malt, spice, yeast, cherries, stone fruit. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Solid.
Monday, August 14, 2017

Homer321
3.4
Confluence Wee Wicked
Draft at source. A moderate to stron vinegar and acetic note in the aroma. Tatse follows and is more of a oud broun or red than a wee heavy. But maybe they are the same ehh? Not bad.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.8
Confluence Barrel Aged Wee Heaven
Draft at source. Nosebis soft bourbon and a ton of vanilla with sweetness. Taste is light fudge. Light alcohol. Decadent. Not sure how much wee heavy character I get but the barrel and chewy malt are in perfect unison. Yum.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.6
Confluence Sour 'n Dipity
Draft at source. So this is way better than I was expecting. Light boozy notes up front. Soft vanilla and only a hint of tartness. Taste follows with the remarkable part being that the sourness, barrel, and booze are all in a well mixed balance. Each there, never in conflict, never fighting each other. Great.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.6
Confluence Foeder John's
Draft at source. Hazy pale gold to yellow with a small white head. Light fruity aroma. Zesty. Taste shows some orange and lemon character. Maybe a bit of acidity in the very finish. Quenching.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Inspired Quad
Draft at source. Light caramel and a touch of raisin in the aroma. Taste is a touch peppery with a hint of alcohol. Light figs. Decent. Like the others it is just a bit sweet.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Tripel Ale
Draft at source. Light honey aroma. A weird grape note to it. Light sugar. Not what I was expecting. I can’t get past the grape thing. And sweetness.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.1
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale
Draft at source. Light peppery hop nose initially. Light fruitiness. Taste is more toward the dark fruits. A touch of licorice. Light lavender. Nice.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.1
Confluence Rock Dodger
Draft at source. Lightly floral and some malt sweetness. Golden red pour. Small white head. Tats did lightly perfumy. Seems a touch malty and the hops are not as tropical or citrus or danknas I tend to like. Decent enough.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.1
Confluence South Side Citra Blonde
Draft at source. Clear golden pour. Lightly carry hoppy nose. Taste follows with a light malt sweetness. Almost crisp, just a touch hoppy. Decent enough.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.1
Confluence Dunkel Buck
Draft at source. Moderate creamy caramel and light toasty bready notes in the nose. Clear reddish pour with a small white head. Taste follows wth more bread than caramel. Light bitterness. Nice.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.4
Confluence Eastside Attitude
Draft at source. A moderately sweet aroma up front. Lots of caramel. Clean lager. Taste follows with a hint of peppery hops. Nice.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.4
Confluence Marquette and Joliet
Draft at source. Hazy reddish pour with a small white head. Earthy malty aroma with a bit of citrus and funkiness. Lightly tart flavor. A touch of lemon and orange zest. A light acidity in the back of the throat. Decent. Interesting.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.7
Confluence Long Ride Pale Ale
Draft at source. A soft but prominent floral and tropical hop aroma. Taste is a mix of mandarin orange and light floral with a little earthiness. Very nice.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.1
Confluence Over The Ivy Czech-Style Pils
Draft at source. Clear light gold. Small white head. Grainy crackery nose. Not really any hops in the nose. Tatse is mildly cracker and creamy. Decent and clean but the hops seem muted even for a Czech pils.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.4
Confluence Weiss Grip
Draft at source. Hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is a mix of banana and clove. Light bubble gum. Taste follows with a light acidity. Slightly creamy. Bubbly. Pretty decent. Good for the style.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.3
Confluence Blue Corn Lager
Draft at source. Clear pale gold pour. Small white head. Taste is crisp, quenching. Not overly corn flavored. Just a touch sweet. Not bad.
Monday, July 31, 2017

Homer321
3.2
Confluence Farmer John's Multi-Grain Ale
Draft at source. Golden pour, brightclarity. Small white head. Nose is grainy, wheaty tatse follows with a light citrus flavor. Decent.
Monday, July 31, 2017

j12601
3.5
Confluence Barrel Aged Milk Man Milk Stout
On the RBSG16 bus. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Big bourbon, wood, vanilla, roast, chocolate, plum, prune. Medium bodied, roast, plum, cocoa, prune. Chocolate, malt, roast, big and boozy, warm and roasty. Long chocolate, cocoa, roast, wood, vanilla.
Friday, July 21, 2017

j12601
3.2
Confluence Barrel Aged Wee Heaven
On the RBSG16 bus. Pours a clear brown with a thin tan head. Warm bourbon, soft wood, a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied, soft sweetness, malt, a bit of paper. Warm and boozy. Fruit, yeast, wood, bourbon. Meh.
Friday, July 21, 2017

ClarkVV
1.4
Confluence Saison Des Moines with Cranberries and Spruce Tips
750mL bottled Nov 2016, shared by Chris on 5/28/17. Thanks, I think...
Cranberry-auburn color, light-to-minimal haze and fairly well-carbonated yet not able to support a head, probably due to the spruce.
This should be the commercial description for the beer,
"We start with a grist of both two row barley and German pils malt. We ferment the wort warm with a French yeast strain to produce a delicate pepper phenol character graced by mild fruit esters and a strong attenuation. Light noble hops are added to the boil to achieve an herbal, fresh grass character that complements the lively nature created by the yeast. We then DESTROY it with so much cranberry and spruce that you will have no idea if you’re drinking a glass of walrus piss or liquefied cheeseburger.

I think this beer, of the tens of thousands I’ve had, may have the MOST overdone adjunct character I’ve ever tasted. Pretty incredible.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Baldie
4
Confluence Blue Corn Lager
tastes like 🌽
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Drake
3.2
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale
750 mL bottle from the brewery. Hazy dark red, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of apple, brown sugar, toffee.Taste is caramel, toffee, spice, plum. Thin, high carbonation.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

commonmac
2.7
Confluence Blue Corn Lager
Tap served up at Zombie Burger and Drink Lab in Des Moines. Bumped pint glass. Straw grainy golden color. Minor white head. Aroma is grains and malt. Taste is pretty thin. The corn is coming through in the form of a light sweetness. No real complexity but they weren’t trying for that. Fits a summer day.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

commonshawn
3.9
Confluence Milk Man Milk Stout
Tap at zombie burger in des moines. Black with thick creamy off white head. Light roasted malt nose. Taste is chocolate and milky. Very smooth. Nicely done.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

j12601
3.4
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Tripel Ale
Bottle waiting for the bus tour for RBSG 16. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Banana, big yeast, fruit. Medium bodied, warm and boozy, fruity and sweet. Long sweetness, caramel, toffee, fruit.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.7
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Inspired Quad
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber to brown color in appearance with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, esters, light banana and light clove. Similar flavor, adding rich malts, some herbal spiciness and hints of caramel, toffee and earth. Full body with soft carbonation, a smooth creamy feel and a lingering finish. Complex.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.5
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Tripel Ale
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of banana, clove, light citrus zest, mild fruity esters and a hint of candi sugar. Similar flavor, adding mild to moderate sweetness, light hop bitterness and a touch of herbal spiciness. Medium to full body with soft carbonation, a creamy feel and a smooth, slight dry finish. Interesting.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.5
Confluence Virtuous Endeavor Series - Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale
On tap at the brewery. Clear, light amber colored appearance with an off-white head. Aroma of fruity esters, light banana and mild clove/spice. Similar flavor, adding some sweet caramel malt and toffee. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a medium body and a lingering finish. Just fine.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.3
Confluence Over The Ivy Czech-Style Pils
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of toasted grains and mild hops (spicy, herbal, earthy). Similar flavor, crisp, mild hop bitterness balanced by a light malt sweetness. Light body with ample carbonation. A nice, easy drinking pils overall.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.4
Confluence Tumani's Altbier
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber appearance with a white head. Aroma of nutty malts, mild caramel, light toffee and a touch of earthy hops. Similar flavor, adding mild grain sweetness and light bitterness. Light to medium body with a clean feel and a rich, malty finish. Nice Altbier overall.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.1
Confluence / Insight Influence Pale Ale
On tap at the brewery. Slightly hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Aroma of toasted grain, fruity hops, citrus zest, light earth and a hint of Brett. Similar flavor, adding light husky grains, mild hop bitterness and light malt sweetness. Astringent and slightly unpleasant towards the finish. OK.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.6
Confluence Sour 'n Dipity
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, dark fruit, chocolate and light sour/lacto/funk. Similar flavor, roasty, malty, fruity and mildly sweet with light sour notes. Medium body with a slightly thin/slick feel, soft carbonation and a smooth finish. Solid.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.5
Confluence Barrel Aged Imogene
On tap at the brewery. Slightly hazed amber appearance with an off-white head. Aroma of whiskey, mild woody notes, vanilla, caramel malt, toffee and light earth. Similar flavor, rich, malty, oaky and woody with light caramel/toffee notes. Mildly sweet and lightly bitter with a touch of alcohol in the finish. Interesting. (Note: A misprint on the menu listed this as having 823 IBU ha!)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ajnepple
3.3
Confluence Barrel Aged Campfire Black Lager
On tap at the brewery. Brown/black appearance with a beige head. Aroma of smoked malt, toasted oak, wood, earth and lightly roasted grain. Similar flavor, adding mild bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium body with a lingering smoke finish. Peaty and slightly unpleasant at times. OK.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ozzy70
3.2
Confluence Downtown Throwdown American Pale Ale
Sample from tap at the Omaha Beer Fest 2017. Poured dark golden with a white head. Aroma was fruity, grain. Taste was mild bitter, citrus, malty, grass.
Friday, June 23, 2017

johnnnniee
3.2
Confluence Farmer John's Multi-Grain Ale
Can in trade from jcwattsrugger, thanks for the opportunity! Slightly hazy deep yellow with a thin bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Earthy spicy grainy with a hint of sweet bread and cereal maltiness. Spicy earthy hops are faint with a bit of light fruitiness and a hint of sulfur. Not horrible
Saturday, June 10, 2017