Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by sk8man121:
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
*My 100th review; yay beer!*
On-tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME.
A: Pours a brilliant, semi-transparent and almost metallic orange with straw highlights. 1-finger head settles into a slick and leaves creamy lacing around the glass.
S: Spicy barnyard funk, white grape and a complex fruitiness. Smells immaculate.
T: Funk is over the top on this batch (much more than on previous batches, IMHO); reminiscent of their (usually) superior Interlude. Strong brettanomyces, fruit and supple center transitions into a dry, champagne-like feel feel and taste; not too far off from what Orval feels and tastes like. Very mineral-heavy.
M: Carbonation is medium and sticks with the whole taste, dying off at the very end and resulting in somewhat of a flat finish.
O: Aside from Interlude, this would have to be my favorite regular offering from Allagash. Bone-dry and mineral-focused, it's the perfect vehicle for the wild brett yeast that really transforms this. Can't think of a better 100th beer to review!
Perfect in (almost) every way.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2011 20:45:14 | More by sk8man121
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is between gold and straw in color, with a haze similar to a hefeweizen. The aroma is a tropical fruit and peppery spice. There is a passion fruit flavor with a subtle brett flavor of old socks (but old socks that taste good). I have definitely had several beers where the brett is a little overpowering, but this beer had a nice blend of fruity notes from the yeast and sweetness from the malt that works well with the brett. I really enjoyed it because all the flavors work really well together.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2014 03:12:46 | More by i4ourgot
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.