Conflux No. 2 - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted side by side vs Boulevard's version at Deschutes PDX. Took bottles of this one to go.
Pours a pale straw hue with orange highlights, very generous white head fades slowly to a good lace.
Nose is all Belgian and all up in your face. Coriander dominates, orange flower, lemon rind, and funky yeast all contribute. Very generous nose, but kind of clouds together.
Flavors dominated by lemon, orange zest, and coriander. Some clove and yeast contribute.
Very low tannin, medium acidity, carbonation does a nice job of refreshing the palate, but lighter grip and a shorter finish detract.
Overall a very good effort from Deschutes, who has been making stunning Belgian inspired beers for awhile now, but only available in their brewpubs!
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2011 19:27:45 | More by cbarrett4
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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.