Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a very slightly hazy golden with a very nice tightly beaded head and some excellent lacing. I love the aroma. Very fruity with mango, apricot, melon, and a touch of lime. This fruit is underpinned by a gentle funk that has a characteristic of overripe fruit rather than horseblanket or barnyard. This would probably change substantially with some age. The taste has more apricot up front than in the nose, and here there is also a bit of ripe cheese funkiness, but just a touch. There is a drying note of lime, and some sharp but earthy hops, as well as some dry malt, and a crisp yeast profile. Some deep flavors here, with a dry finish. In the mouth its dry and crisp, but very earthy, and with a bit of fruity sweetness at the end. Very interesting beer, and quite nice right off the truck without any extra aging- not always true for an American sour.
Serving type: on-tap
09-05-2010 02:59:08 | More by Georgiabeer
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 750 ML bottle for $22.99 from Olive Tree Market here in OB and poured it into a Geuze Boon Lembeek glass.
A: After a big pop from the cork, this one pours a hazy straw-like hue, slightly effervescent, with a fluffy white head that sticks around leaving good lacing in its tracks.
S: Immediate sour funk - wood and leather gives way to citrus and crackers, some spice, with a slight hint of hop and wheat at the very end.
T: Hit with instant yeast funk that is balanced extremely well with bready grains, a light amount of hoppiness, and sweet spice. Almost farmhouse style but with more funk and lingering hops - super tasty!
M: Light bodied, almost champagne-like carbonation, crisp and dry finish, with some lingering bitterness from the hop.
Overall a great American Wild Ale, and the dry hopping is a real nice touch that makes this one better than average. Not sure about the price though - nearly $25. a bottle seems a bit steep. We're starting to go beyond the cost of a bottle of Cantillon - let's be real here!
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2011 04:00:20 | More by DeanMoriarty
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.