Conflux No. 2 - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by TheStove:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bomber into a 12oz tulip as two servings.
Pours an excellent muted golden yellow color with a light white head that lingers. Beer has a hazy appearance due to sediment suspended though it slowly heads south. Awesome citrus flavors come through immediately with the orange peel and lemongrass being most obvious though the coriander sticks up for itself. Wheat notes are evident as well.
Beer begins with nice smooth and slightly sweet citrus flavors balanced by some of the spice. These flavors pleasantly give way, though still lurking, to the presence of hop flavors which include some more citrus yet balanced with a slight floral tones and muted bitterness at the end. In some ways this is like a beer fruit snack with a bitter end.
This is one experiment I enjoyed. The balance between white beer and IPA is nearly dead on. It has enough of a noticeable hop presence at the end to keep hopheads happy but enough texture and flavor at the opening to lure in wit bier fans. Throw in an great bridge between the two and we have a winner.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2011 07:43:34 | More by TheStove
More User Reviews:
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.