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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 92
Gots: 113 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

GRG1313, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

ChrisL24481, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ystazi, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Apathetiq, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of i4ourgot
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is between gold and straw in color, with a haze similar to a hefeweizen. The aroma is a tropical fruit and peppery spice. There is a passion fruit flavor with a subtle brett flavor of old socks (but old socks that taste good). I have definitely had several beers where the brett is a little overpowering, but this beer had a nice blend of fruity notes from the yeast and sweetness from the malt that works well with the brett. I really enjoyed it because all the flavors work really well together.

i4ourgot, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

ssgunbond, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

allstar255, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

kscaldef, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Mattyb79, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

duracell, Jan 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

kemoarps, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

stephensinner, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

-NESTO-, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

MenardMa, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very strong and foamy clean white head. The head lasts a while and the lacing on the glass form a perfect ring around the inside of the glass. The beer itself is a clear yellowish copper. The beer smell is fairly complex with a hint of tartiness. The smell has bits of a bread smell from the malts. The tarty Brett smell is there as well and is slightly obscured by the white wine smell as well as the hops. The hops are fairly close to a slightly grassy smell and orangey smell. The white grapes smell makes it difficult to properly distinguish. The beer taste is different from the smell. The beer taste is primarily hops mixed with the Brett. The malts make an appearance as a backbone for the taste and balances out the hops and Brett. In addition to the hops, the beer also has a white wine taste to it with hints of citrus orange. The feels is fairly clean and goes down similar to water. The finish is fairly dry. Overall, a pretty good beer and one that I might get again.

HattedClassic, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

plato, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Keith_R, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Dbot, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of hillvt4me
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Blurred yellow color; minimal Snowa white head at the top; strong lacing in the glass.

S: Spice, bread and citrus

T: A tinge of sour to a yeast and mild citrus infusion; some fresh hops.

M: Light bodied, missing some carbonation, dry finish.

O: Overall balanced beer; could hit a alittle more on flavor.

hillvt4me, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KVNBGRY, Dec 16, 2013
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.