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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

613 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 91
Gots: 99 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-14-2009)
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-27-2013 19:10:15 | More by ShemRahBoo
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beerforpresident

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-29-2012 04:59:32 | More by iL0VEbeer
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2013 03:03:17 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-06-2013 23:38:25 | More by NYR_Rob
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csurowiec

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-29-2013 16:00:07 | More by csurowiec
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-07-2012 19:41:37 | More by muskiesman
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-06-2012 12:30:45 | More by mbs11
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-21-2013 15:36:00 | More by thegerm87
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qchic

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-22-2013 12:23:53 | More by qchic
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marshmeli

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-15-2013 19:44:19 | More by marshmeli
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-13-2013 03:11:41 | More by PatGreer
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: pours straw in color; 2-3 finger eggshell frothy head
S: sweet subtle funk; sweet citrus, yeast. smells absolutely wonderful - just very subtle, light
T: sweet subtle tart; dry, clean. easy drinking. the funk is very light.
M: near perfect; crisp, light, refreshing, dry.
O: well crafted brew - if anything i'm curious to see how this ages, in hopes of the funk being amped.

750 ml bottle, picked up at Allagash, Portland, ME. bottled june 2013.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 11:50:17 | More by craft_shannie
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magictrokini

California

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an explosive cloudy copper with a head that takes a while to settle. Earthy aroma replete with brett and fruit. White apples, pear, and citrus zest mixed with Belgian yeast. Funky. Both in the nose and taste. Yet, the funk is the pleasant variety that enhances the sweetness of the underlying brew. More apples and now a vinuous quality pop up. Pleasant trippel-like spice and body. Wouldn't really call this a sour beer, as it is more earthy and fruity than anything else. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 18:53:26 | More by magictrokini
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry Brett notes with a lightly sweet malt profile and some dry European style hops. Taste is quite refreshing with some clear Brett notes that are well balance with the lightly sweet malt backbone. Dry hops also provide some further enjoyment. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done and refreshing for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 16:42:10 | More by Phyl21ca
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes

notes of tart grape skins, cherries and loads of funk, some light spiciness and a decent touch of oak. lots of dark fruit, tart funkiness and a nice earthy, woodsy like smell blending together very nicely on this one. Silk like smoothness, and the finest carbonation bubbles, really well done in that regard. ;ots of sour in here right up front with frapes and light lemon like citrus taking over. Rolling through some nice notes of cherry then came over me. Decent funkiness in through the middle and the finish, but it was actually almost blended out by a cherry like sweetness and more hints at a sugary touch.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 21:44:25 | More by mikesgroove
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dborginis

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I usually try not to read reviews before I review, but I was in the store (Capone's) not sure which bottles to grab, so I looked then to pick what to buy.

Based on some reviews I knew this was an explosive beer. I undid the cage under a towel. While I was putting the cage in the trash, I heard a POP, and the towel had caught the cork. No spewing, luckily. A fun first for me!

Very heady upon the pour, had to let it sit, even with a gentle pour. A clovey, horse blankety smell. I had the interlude a month before and expected the nice sour belgian ale flavor. I got a funky, clovey, sour and sweet flavor. Some decent hop bitterness as well. The first few sips were a little too funky but as the bottle went on, it was a great flavor. My fiance liked it too and she's not a big sour/funk person. I figure it was a good balance. A fair ABV for the taste involved.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 03:42:11 | More by dborginis
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a moderate-sized, off-white head that was thick and long-lasting. Body is a dark-yellow, golden color, and slightly hazy.

S: Interesting aroma... some fruitiness is present, complemented by the expected funkiness.

T: This is a great-tasting beer. The spiciness and fruitiness is there, again the funk comes firmly into play. Touch of bitterness in the finish that balances everything nicely.

M: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation.

D: Another great beer from Allagash... gotta love how they're always willing to go out there and push the envelope with their beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2010 20:57:23 | More by berley31
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mactrail

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The ideal brettanomyces beer for my taste. Still enough malt after the bacteria got started on it. Nice meaty taste of umame. Sharp but not sour. Long, fragrant nose of grain. Cloudy amber. Woody and brambly flavors. Like a wild Saison.

Definitely well made beer. A great sourish fruitiness with a dry malt flavor and an edge of bitterness. I would recommend this as a good start in exploring beers beyond the usual styles.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 04:39:10 | More by mactrail
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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