Conflux No. 2 - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Bfarr:
4.72/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Cloudy golden yellow , lightly bubbly, frothy white head and good retention. Yeasty citrus and spice aroma with hints of wheat. Dry and hoppy combination is the first impression with citrus peel, coriander, and hints of wheat come in to play. Yeast and what seems like pilsner malt sweetness follow and a dry hoppy finish and moderate linger. Crisp, bright, and smoothly carbonated.
I will have to say I wasn’t overly excited to give this a shot but it was available so I grabbed one. Usually beers brewed with coriander seem salty to me and a wheat IPA didn’t seem enthralling, however I like both breweries so… why not? Boy, am I glad I did. This is the most interesting and tasty beer I’ve had in awhile. Elements of trippels, pilsners, wheat and IPA all duck their heads in. All the flavors are clear and balanced, including the spices and it has such a refreshing feel. Not to be overly disgusting but even beer burps tasted great. Damn, I wish I had grabbed a couple more, this is a very well crafted beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2011 18:12:41 | More by Bfarr
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3.28/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
picked up a bottle somewhere you yonder
a: served in a slim unibroue snifter, pale golden in color with a slight haze of floaters, the pour forms a white head with average retention
s: the prominent features of the nose are a witbier spiciness with coriander out front and a citrus/tropical hop nose, smells alright but the coriander level is a bit much
m: carbonation moderate-high, body lighter
t: coriander reigns from start to finish - it's really a bit much and gives an artificially floral, waxy taste, pils and wheaty malts form a light base, theres some clash with the citrusy hop flavors and the wit elements, moderately bitter, spritzy, lingering coriander, bright acid
o: seems to be a witbier at heart - pils/wheat malts and associated spice, but hopped up a bit, I don't think it works particularly well as a hybrid style, and some elements (especially coriander) of the wit side seem exaggerated, drinkable but not especially enjoyable
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2013 05:07:18 | More by blackie
Conflux No. 2 from Deschutes Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.