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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

733 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 98
Gots: 123 | FT: 11
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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Photo of celticfutblclub
3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2011 version. 750 ml into a pint glass

A - a light golden color thats almost grayed in a way (if you can imagine that). ridiculous amounts of carbonation visible with about five fingers of fluffy white head from a very slow pour. good retention and very good lacing. mixed bag here everything was either above average appearance wise or below average appearance wise.

S - cherries, sour apple, oak, peach, yeast, candy sugar and a bit of saltiness in there as well.

T - funk, earthiness, cherry, oak, mild grass hop bite. its good its just too subdued.

M - lots of carbonation (doesn't feel as carbonated as the appearance would indicate). light bodied to the point of feeling watery. some tartness felt on the side of the mouth. chalky feeling towards the end and after.

O - its an alright wild ale. bit more of an in your face taste and cooling down the carbonation a tad and this would be a superb beer.

celticfutblclub, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Britton
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Britton, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Durtdiggler
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark cloudy golden more with frothy head and good retention.

Interesting aroma, very pungent and potent very estery with lemon zest.

Taste leaves me a bit dissapointed compared to the aroma. Kind of creamy overlaid with peppery notes but what feels like too much of a bitterness. Not finding any complexity in the flavor.

Mouth feel has good carbonation and creamy balance. Very soft.

The beer is different and perhaps I don't have a true appreciation for bret.

Durtdiggler, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Kbogac
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark cloudy yellow with a nice thick inch of foam that dissipates to a ring with some lacing. Scent is fruity. Banannas, citrus and Belgium. Fruit forward taste. Banannas and citrus with nice mild sour. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer. Easy drinking and approachable sour. Highly recommended.

Kbogac, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -0.7%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev -0.7%

corby112, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of CP20
5/5  rDev +24.1%

CP20, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +24.1%

HopStoopid120, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +24.1%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of zep9865
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed courtesy of aasher. Poured into New Belgium snifter with 4 fingers of soapy white foam head. Color is a faded orange with a hint of copper.

I smell some lemon on the nose and lots of orange. The smell is rather tame for a wild.

The lemon that i could smell on the nose fades quickly into belgian yeast and some hops. Almost tastes a little bit more like a kolsch or wheat. I taste some orange as well.

I like the mouthfeel of this beer. Beer moves from slightly tart to sweet to bitter.

Not overly impressed with this beer but it does have session quality. There aren't any flavors or taste notes that really stand out

zep9865, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of aasher
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the bottling from February of 2010 and courtesy of thagr81us in a massive trade in September, thanks Calton!

This pours a very cloudy, hazy, dull orangish yellow with a billowing two finger, whispy head. It is softly sour on the nose. You get some funk, brett, lemon notes, tangerine, and spicy Belgian yeasts. It has a really, really nice and approachable nose. The flavors too could be described as soft. You get a lighter bodied Belgian spice all around with a slightly dry finish. The brett is there but it's not overbearing. It's a lot lighter in body than I imagined. It somewhat hurts the flavor profile since it abbreviates the flavor with a quick finish. It just takes away from the beer as a whole really. That is why overall I'd say it's just ok. If you were just getting into wilds I'd say it's a nice place to start but this won't thrill anyone who really enjoys the style.

aasher, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -0.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Gatordaddy, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Brew33, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

orangesol, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

BeerThursdays, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

BigJK, Nov 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.