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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

642 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 90
Gots: 105 | 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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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-17-2013 00:37:51 | More by bpasquini
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-17-2012 17:00:38 | More by ScottyC54
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-20-2012 21:25:44 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-18-2011 01:47:29 | More by codynevels
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DimWit


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-17-2012 00:38:52 | More by DimWit
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-01-2012 02:11:15 | More by Phacoman
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-25-2012 15:02:45 | More by Googs
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skullsplitter

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-02-2012 14:35:41 | More by skullsplitter
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-21-2012 22:23:11 | More by agreenman19
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Squidprint

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-09-2013 18:11:59 | More by Squidprint
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 07:14:41 | More by Jspriest
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-14-2013 20:16:25 | More by larbush
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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DeanMoriarty

California

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
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2012 17:48:42 | More by halo913
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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-07-2012 22:49:12 | More by deanhead
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.