Conflux No. 2 - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber that the good folks at Deschutes were kind enough to give me during my visit a couple months ago.
APPEARANCE: A very cautious pour still resulted in an enormous, foamy head that took up about a third of my pint glass. That foam wasn't going anywhere for a while, it stuck around for a good ten minutes. All the while it rested on top of a bright yellow and opaque beer. Bubbles sprung up from the bottom for the first couple of minutes, but eventually slowed down.
SMELL: Lemons and pine dominated the smell. It was stronger early on and as the foam dissipated so did the aroma.
TASTE: Citrus, in particular lemon, is the star of this show. A strong dose of hops hits the palate, however, as the lemon flavor subsides. A wheaty breadiness is also noticeable and a very slight sour note compliments a bitter finish leaving the palate ready for more.
MOUTHFEEL: Crisp and refreshing with a decent amount of sparkle. It is a very easy drinker, extraordinarily easy in fact, when you consider the 7.3% ABV.
OVERALL: Complex, interesting and unique. For such an easy drinker this beer actually challenges the palate quite a bit. A newbie might enjoy this, but there is plenty for the more experienced beer drinker to appreciate.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2012 06:40:28 | More by StoneTSR
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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 249 ratings.