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Allagash Confluence Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Confluence Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

676 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 91
Gots: 109 | 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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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-23-2014 23:02:56 | More by dfhhead25
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%

On-tap at Publick House. 12oz serving into a chalice.

A- Slightly hazy yellowish golden with about a quarter finger of foamy white head that has minimal bubbles but nice retention that leaves spotty lacing. Not too much carbonation.

S- Slightly tart lemon with spices, some citrus hops, and a bit of earthiness. Not too tart and definitely more spices then your average wild. About average to slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Lightly tart lemon, spices, some light hops, finishes with a weird aftertaste that almost resembles a slightly tart Belgian Triple with a slight artificial almost plastic taste. I did not care for the finish on this beer at all.

M- Fairly light, pretty much no alcohol burn which makes it fairly easy to drink, the light tartness is felt more on the tongue with a tingling effect more then in the taste or smell.

O- I wasn't overly impressed with this beer. I guess being a wild from Allagash and being highly recommended from the bar tender I was expecting a lot more. To me the beer felt like a slightly lemony Triple that they tried to sour a little bit. There wasn't much tartness and the tartness that was there I felt just didn't fit in the beer very well. I probably wouldn't order this again, but I could maybe see how some people might like it.

10-05-2012 11:54:32 | More by jaasen64
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magictrokini

California

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured an explosive cloudy copper with a head that takes a while to settle. Earthy aroma replete with brett and fruit. White apples, pear, and citrus zest mixed with Belgian yeast. Funky. Both in the nose and taste. Yet, the funk is the pleasant variety that enhances the sweetness of the underlying brew. More apples and now a vinuous quality pop up. Pleasant trippel-like spice and body. Wouldn't really call this a sour beer, as it is more earthy and fruity than anything else. Nice.

12-18-2009 18:53:26 | More by magictrokini
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adamette

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Review from notes taken while I enjoyed this beer on tap at The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL with (among others) my two brothers-in-law Steven and Mat August 21st, 2010. Mat lives within minutes of this place and we enjoy visiting there when I am in town.

A Creamy, thick white head over a yellow opaque, hazy body with great lacing! 4.0

S Cloves, fruit, heat of alcohol and a measure of "funk." Peppery and ultimately interesting. 4.5

T Spicy, peppery sweet malt with some hops. The taste is complex, interesting and repeated sips rewarded me with several different realizations about the taste. The taste of this beer demands your attention. 4.0

M Smooth physical feel but sharp spice notes break that up. Feel is interesting as well! 4.0

D Good due at least in part to interesting tastes, feel. 4.0

08-30-2010 02:31:58 | More by adamette
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-13-2013 20:32:21 | More by doremite
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-04-2013 16:36:40 | More by bobv
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-05-2012 01:20:24 | More by CelticAleMan
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

11-19-2011 02:13:23 | More by DoctorB2B
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

February 2010.

Pours a cloudy lemon gold color with a 3 finger white head with nice retention and lacing. This beer looks to be very well carbonated. The aroma has lemons, green apples, spices, Brett, and Belgian yeast.

The beer tastes just like the aroma: lemons, green apple, spices, Brett, and Belgian yeast. There is some sweetness from the malt, and some tartness present as well. A very nice combination.

Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, somewhat sweet, tart, and finishes dry. Such a superb beer. I have to order this online again. If you have not tried this beer, you really should.

11-10-2010 03:00:22 | More by hardy008
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-21-2011 14:20:47 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-01-2014 03:52:00 | More by Keith_R
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-13-2013 03:11:41 | More by PatGreer
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

06-28-2014 19:59:29 | More by NJBeer265
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-16-2013 21:27:48 | More by jacewg
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 14:19:51 | More by KVNBGRY
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-18-2013 23:03:00 | More by Oakenator
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-10-2013 08:21:53 | More by BAsbill
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-20-2013 01:33:14 | More by randylangford
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-20-2014 23:50:53 | More by ystazi
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -1%

11-07-2012 20:31:22 | More by Lantern
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

09-29-2013 23:34:22 | More by Rekrule
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

05-10-2013 22:37:34 | More by mikeburd1128
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-19-2012 02:07:33 | More by BeerBucks
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%

Bottle, 2010 version. Pours a very clear golden color with a coastered white head . Wow, holy Brett notes in the nose with the addition of subtle Belgian notes. Grassy, medicinal, and barnyardy all in one. Malty subtle sweetness with a very Brett underlying taste. Floral aftertaste. Light mouthfeel. Some medicinal type flavors as well. Not bad but if you aren't a big Brett fan they this may not be the beer for you.

09-27-2010 13:36:41 | More by kbutler1
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

05-16-2014 15:10:45 | More by uturn
Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.