Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from the monsterous cork and cage into an Allagash chalice.
A: A hazy pale golden hue, nice 3 finger head that drops to a 6mm disk. Lacing is spotty with hint of legs. Tight bubbles.
S: Yeast and malt are dominant. Classic yeast profile with sweet and breadiness and gentle spiciness balanced by a citrus note in the profile.
T: Amazing apricot and citrus notes and a slight metallic musty note combined with white pepper.
M: Creamy on the uptake, smoothness and then drops into a slightly sharp metallic and sour note, then finishes with a slightly malt-dry finish. Metallic and sourness hangs around forever.
O: Very good bretted notes brings a slight gentle sourness that perfectly complements the brew. Carbo is spot on too, lending to that creamy initial hit.
07-23-2014 23:50:39 | More by Scrapss
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
2014 bottle. Hazy, light-amber appearance. Plenty of foam but it's not out of control. Good head retention and lacing characteristics. Aroma is excellent -- Brett really worked some magic. Very ripe stone fruit upfront, like apricot. Very floral hop aroma, the dry hopping showing through. Funk is restrained -- a bit of leather and old, musty paper.
Mostly dry flavor profile with fruit characteristics. Some honeyed sweetness mid-palate that fades toward the finish. Ripe white grape, peach, and/or apricot. A bit bland and musty on the finish. Very fine, frothy carbonation that's quite soft.
A very interesting Belgian ale, similar to Matilda from Goose Island. Can't really recommend over the latter due to the price premium, but it's got a killer aroma and great flavor.
07-20-2014 00:21:08 | More by gr0g
4.19/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Chimay goblet.
A: Golden amber body, hazy, some carbonation. Fizzy head builds fast, recedes faster. Bubbly ring at glass edge, with a layer in the center of the surface.
S: Funky, grassy scent. Notes of citrus and spice.
T: Starts mild and sweet. Quickly gives over to the funk of the brett. Bubblegum, straw, orange, mildly spiced. Seems to be a hint of dark fruit, but no more.
M: Silky, light to medium mouthfeel. Tingly carbonation. No booziness at all.
O: Really interesting beer. Has hints of farmhouse, but also hints of standard Belgian ale. The farmhouse characters are the dominant, with the brett aromas and flavors clear and forward. Interesting. If you like farmhouse, this is for you.
07-14-2014 02:38:22 | More by Badger6
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.