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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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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 01:09:55 | More by ZEB89
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Mullen2525

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4/5  rDev -1%

07-21-2014 19:09:33 | More by Mullen2525
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-20-2014 23:40:44 | More by HookerBrews
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-20-2014 21:19:35 | More by phishfoolme
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-20-2014 03:03:43 | More by Zekenyce
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bigDah7

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-20-2014 02:22:22 | More by bigDah7
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 00:21:08 | More by gr0g
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-19-2014 23:50:23 | More by dankjohn
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Badger6

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 02:38:22 | More by Badger6
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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California

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 626 ratings.