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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

626 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 91
Gots: 100 | 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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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-27-2012 14:09:08 | More by beerpadawan
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a vase, the beer is a light, pale, lemon-yellow coloring with a sparse coating of white film. Aromas of white grape and cherry, semisweet and a bit sour. Flavors are subtle and lightly sour, with the grape flavors holding the palate. Similar to a pinot gris, but fuller bodied and carbonated. The aftertaste is light, and slightly filmy. Clean, crisp aftertaste. Very easy to drink, and very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 00:53:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-20-2012 03:34:58 | More by SocalKicks
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Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

08-19-2012 02:48:04 | More by Lob
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-18-2012 12:39:33 | More by t0rin0
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-09-2012 01:36:55 | More by raythealeman
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-06-2012 12:30:45 | More by mbs11
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frank12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-28-2012 11:47:23 | More by frank12
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

07-12-2012 22:11:57 | More by JebediahScooter
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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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MikeDATL

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

06-26-2012 00:26:40 | More by MikeDATL
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-23-2012 03:11:21 | More by ms11781
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-18-2012 04:39:07 | More by CarolinaKev
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

06-06-2012 22:40:56 | More by Mudawg
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-05-2012 01:20:24 | More by CelticAleMan
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-21-2012 16:37:39 | More by millerbuffoon
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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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage on-tap at the Ginger Man in Norwalk, CT.

A-Pours a hazed golden hue. Head is off-white and large. Head looks like an uncooked biscuit. It retains excellently. Very attractive brew.

S-Whoa! This beer smells musty and dusty. Funky. Smells like hay and dirt. Spices and yeast along with vibrant pale-fleshed fruitiness. Very unique and complex.

T-Tastes like the nose. Dusty and musty. Funky yeast and underlying spices. Has an almost vinous flavor. The 2 years spent sitting around really meshed the flavors well with one another.

M-Lighter bodied with tons of bubbles. Dry, dry, dry. Easy to imbibe.

O/D-Didi not know what to expect from this beer and I was definitely surprised. I enjoyed it but did not love it. It was worth a try but I was left a bit disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 15:38:24 | More by VelvetExtract
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cowboy83

New York

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-25-2012 20:38:56 | More by cowboy83
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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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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -1%

04-25-2012 00:13:26 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-20-2012 03:06:38 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-19-2012 01:03:56 | More by antoines15
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KevdoggNasty


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-28-2012 16:12:14 | More by KevdoggNasty
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-28-2012 00:02:38 | More by polishkaz
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.