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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

644 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 89
Gots: 106 | 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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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-19-2011 02:13:23 | More by DoctorB2B
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-13-2013 20:32:21 | More by doremite
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

February 2010.

Pours a cloudy lemon gold color with a 3 finger white head with nice retention and lacing. This beer looks to be very well carbonated. The aroma has lemons, green apples, spices, Brett, and Belgian yeast.

The beer tastes just like the aroma: lemons, green apple, spices, Brett, and Belgian yeast. There is some sweetness from the malt, and some tartness present as well. A very nice combination.

Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, somewhat sweet, tart, and finishes dry. Such a superb beer. I have to order this online again. If you have not tried this beer, you really should.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 03:00:22 | More by hardy008
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

10-31-2013 13:33:36 | More by ncstateplaya
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-21-2011 14:20:47 | More by Rollzroyce21
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-16-2013 21:27:48 | More by jacewg
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 14:19:51 | More by KVNBGRY
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-01-2014 03:52:00 | More by Keith_R
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -1%

11-07-2012 20:31:22 | More by Lantern
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-20-2013 01:33:14 | More by randylangford
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, 2010 version. Pours a very clear golden color with a coastered white head . Wow, holy Brett notes in the nose with the addition of subtle Belgian notes. Grassy, medicinal, and barnyardy all in one. Malty subtle sweetness with a very Brett underlying taste. Floral aftertaste. Light mouthfeel. Some medicinal type flavors as well. Not bad but if you aren't a big Brett fan they this may not be the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 13:36:41 | More by kbutler1
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-04-2013 16:36:40 | More by bobv
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a very light yellow with a small frothy white head. Nose is tart and funky with some light bitterness.

Taste very sour and funky, really sharp and tart. It's got some real spicy funk, quite nice. Mouthfeel is light and smooth, easy to dink for beig so funky.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 17:31:50 | More by kingcrowing
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

02-18-2012 17:22:24 | More by chrispoint
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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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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

09-29-2013 23:34:22 | More by Rekrule
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-23-2014 23:02:56 | More by dfhhead25
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

05-16-2014 15:10:45 | More by uturn
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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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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-18-2013 23:03:00 | More by Oakenator
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-10-2013 08:21:53 | More by BAsbill
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a couple of wine glasses and split with my family.

A- this one pours a cloudy golden yellow colored body with a small lasting white head. small rings of lacing left on the sides of my glass.

S- the smell is very subdued on this one. faintly earthy/musty. lemon peel. semi sweet grainy malts. pepper like spice. not really what i was looking for on this one. reminds me more of a saison.

T- the taste is equally bland. that pepper like spice is there, as is the lemon zest. somewhat sweet. decently earthy/musty. once again, this isnt what i was expecting.

M- light bodied with a high level of carbonation. crisp with a dry finish.

D- meh, one of the more boring members of the american wild family that comes with a high price tag. i probably wont be checking out the other bottle of this i have for a very long time. once again, it reminds me very much of a saison.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 22:19:39 | More by jwinship83
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

05-10-2013 22:37:34 | More by mikeburd1128
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-23-2012 03:11:21 | More by ms11781
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.