Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

749 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 101
Gots: 125 | 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 Gmann
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled in February 2010

Pours a clear straw color with some honey highlights. The white head is short-lived and settles into a solid ring.

The aroma is tart and spicy. Clove and pepper notes mix with tart lemon and green apple skins. Some medicinal funk gives the brew an authentic belgian aroma.

The taste is tart and fruity. Green apple brings in the tart flavors which is followed by a drying white grape flavor. The is a very subtle floral honey flavor that just works perfectly. There is a strong pepper spice to help keep the beer grounded. Also plenty of clove and spicy phenols to round out the flavor. This is quite enjoyable.

The feel is light to moderate and very fizzy. Little bit of carbonation burn. Fairly dry throughout, crisp and finishes with a slight bitterness.

A very well made tasty brew. Dry fruit flavors, spicy yeast flavors with a dash of funk. I am surprised I waited this long to open this bad boy.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

appearance: hazy light gold. big fluffy white head.
smell: Some tart, yeasty and lightly funky lemon-lime, apple.
taste: much like the nose....i mean very good indeed.
overall: Delicious and packed with dry flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I had a glass of this as a part of tasting new beers at my local beer bar.. This one stood out from everything I tasted...and they were all belgians. It had a unique aroma, very refreshing while still being interesting. Flavor, again, great sourness without being difficult to drink. I can have numerous glasses of this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this one in celebration of my buying my first home. A great brew, although not quite as outstanding as most of Allagash's "big" brews. This one was kind of your straightforward sour and tart flavors that you get in a Wild "funky" brew, with some fairly consistent yeast and milder hop flavors, with some occasional fruity orange/citrus. Again, not bad, but in no way as impressive as a lot of Allagash's, or even their comparable Interlude.

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Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.