Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and a little lacing
S-lemon, wheat, funky and yeasty
T-lemon, orange, bready malt, yeast funk, slight sourness
F-medium body with nice lively carbonation, crisp and slightly tart
O-interesting beer, farmhouse ale with some hints of wild ale
Serving type: on-tap
08-03-2013 12:37:54 | More by MDDMD
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Confluence June 2013 poured into a pint glass.
A: Best part is the pillowy white bead with rising bubbles. Golden clear color
S: Barnyard funk in the first smell with citrus (orange/citrus) backing it up
Taste/Mouthfeel: upfront funk leads into some slightly tart citrus notes and dry finish. A touch watery which hurts it
Overall a very tasty beer that could have a touch less funk and a bit more complexity
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 20:11:05 | More by alaimoa
3.8/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the corked bottle into a Night Shift 13 oz tulip glass.
I have just begun to explore the crazy world, i.e., the brett world. I have not had too much experience with the wild yeast, but have been trying to get my hand on as many brett beers as I can. Without further ado:
Appearance: Golden, dark straw, orange-yellow sublimity -- the beer looks absolutely wonderful. It has a finger and half of a foamy, white head that dissipates while you drink, but very, very slowly - turning into the romantic drapery we call, "lacing."
Smell: A good amount of tartness, smells like this is mostly dominated by the Brett - exciting! The other aromas are citrus spiciness, slight amount of booze and that distinctive aroma that is conjured by the dry hopping. The dry hopping smells nice - like the most arid desert in the world met an oasis of happy hop plants. It even -smells- dry.
Taste: It's a solid brew. The brett comes out only mildly in the taste - a very subtle tartness. The other flavors are spiciness, some citrus notes, somewhat sweet but this beer is really dominated by the dry hopping. The brett seems to be overpowered by the dry hopping and the rest of the beer really follows the hops' lead. You get a tinge of sourness at the start of the palette and the rest is really dry hops.
Mouthfeel: Not even halfway through this beer and it feels as though I need more glasses of water than anything. It dries your mouth OUT. It reminds me of the super dry characteristic of how red wines finish but the beginning of the palette feels like a white wine. It starts with a good carbonated kick -- the bubbles really start the palette off nicely.
Overall: I think this beer would be much better with age. The brett is completely overpowered by the dry hops. It makes a beer that you -need- to finish because you paid $21.75 for it and by no means is it bad or off-tasting, so you enjoy to continually sip it. However, you also recognize that for the prestige that Allagash has and the craftsmanship of a dry hopped, brett beer that you think this should be more complex... and that's why this should be aged. Let the dry hops subside, let the brett increase in complexity, let it sit and wait... and age.
TL;DR: the smell is fantastic, the taste is confused, the mouthfeel is super, super, super dry. overall, the beer needs to age to be worth your cash.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 14:50:32 | More by enjayvee
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.