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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

669 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 90
Gots: 108 | FT: 9
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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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

12-10-2013 00:30:27 | More by Benesi88
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-08-2013 14:40:12 | More by jtladner
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-08-2013 02:43:15 | More by scxcrunner
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-07-2013 08:30:07 | More by sharpski
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prototypic

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-07-2013 03:39:02 | More by prototypic
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-06-2013 23:38:25 | More by NYR_Rob
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

12-06-2013 21:59:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

12-01-2013 04:21:27 | More by mmulebarn
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

Great silly mouthfeel on this beer. However, the taste with its bold yeast strains is just a little too funky for me. It does start to mellow as it warms, but it's still a little wild for my liking. Which is a bit of a shame since I really like Allagash a lot. I may try this again since it did seem to almost grow on me as time went on. Still an excellent brewery that I want to continue exploring new beers with.

11-26-2013 03:40:49 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-11-2013 23:42:23 | More by touchmeimsac
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KTien

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-08-2013 04:58:45 | More by KTien
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-07-2013 18:38:58 | More by claspada
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%

Pushing more and more into the world of wine, the dry ales of Allagash force an incredible level of dryness, fruitiness and acidity that's description reads much more vinous than beer-like.

The ale pours with a sparkling light gold as it streams with expressive carbonation. Easily mistaken for champagne, its bright clarity pops with its slightly fizzy, slightly frothy effervescence. Its light and fluffy head is loosely knit and quickly succumbs to its acidity and its dry malt body. With little lace on the glass- the ale looks more like chardonnay than Belgian ale.

Its vibrant aroma is bountiful with tart white grape, apple, lime and a cork-like mustiness. Mild earthen tones of grass, leaf and dried citrus peels extend into a mild white pepper note. Its acidic character tickles the nose heading into that first sip.

Its cidery taste is dry and acute with green apple, white grapes, limes and grapefruit. Its short-lived bready sweetness is like water crackers that dissolve on the front of the tongue. Its acidic middle palate introduces those tart and under-ripened fruits and berries until the hoppy finish leads to mild spicy bitterness that trails with lemongrass and hay.

The ale bounces off the tongue with ease as its strong bubbles accents its dryness and forces a quick and assured finish, much sooner than the mouth prefers. This causes much of its exploration of taste to occur in aftertaste rather than its initial taste. As the ale evaporates off the palate, it finishes quick, clean and acidic; and with slight herbal astringency and mild powdery wood texture.

Forget champagne. For those special celebrations, reach for Confluence Ale instead. Its added earthen complexity makes for a greater culinary experience without sacrificing the bubbles, body or bounce.

11-04-2013 18:17:26 | More by BEERchitect
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-04-2013 00:53:02 | More by rolltide8425
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-03-2013 22:14:03 | More by akang
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jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-02-2013 23:10:59 | More by jgunther71
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

11-02-2013 21:15:15 | More by MacQ32
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

10-31-2013 18:58:25 | More by ajcormier
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

10-31-2013 13:33:36 | More by ncstateplaya
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

10-30-2013 01:01:04 | More by BigOldOaf
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Chris00710

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-28-2013 23:50:26 | More by Chris00710
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

10-27-2013 21:12:30 | More by brandonld23
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-27-2013 02:40:46 | More by jryanj927
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

10-26-2013 23:46:19 | More by Jacobob10
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%

A: A hazy yellow color, with a slight transparency but barely there, a nice frothy white head at the top that leaves a little bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Spice and citrus are very present up front, a little hint of brown sugar and bready nose as well.

T: A good tasting beer, hit with the bread and yeast right away, that washes away with a sweetness and bitterness from the fresh hops.

M: Light bodied, good amount of carbonation, dry finish.

O: Overall a good well balanced beer from Allagash, very relaxing brew, subtle with good flavors and a dry unique finish.

10-22-2013 19:44:01 | More by thedoubler55
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.