Allagash Confluence Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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90
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931 Ratings
Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Confluence Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
931
Reviews:
256
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
205
For Trade:
9
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at a beer dinner.

Appearance - very clear golden color, as thick a head as the glass would hold - two fingers. Fell to a nice ring around the glass.

Aroma - a lot in this beer. Bread and yeast hit right away. Spiciness and citrus notes drift in - not overly powerful, but very pleasant. Some earthiness/funk comes in as well but not overwhelming. A bit floral as well.

Taste - this beer morphed on every sip. The malt and yeast character were pretty constant but everything else changed with each taste. A little sour, a little fruity (apricot), a bit of citrus, some spice with pepper noticeable on the finish. A bit of a metallic taste that was not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - almost creamy/chalky with a dry finish. The little metallic twang hung around a bit, but not unpleasant.

Overall, felt this beer is very flavorful, but I found the flavors to be ephemeral - nothing lasted long and it seemed to change. There's nothing definitive in the flavor - there's a lot of different components that almost seem to conflict, but the flavors change. Very interesting and thought-provoking brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brassy in color with an off-white head and thin lacing left behind. Has an obvious brett nose with a little spice mixed in. Tastes of orange peel, white grape, a bit of grain and hint of salt at the end. Medium in body with well-hidden alcohol. Well-balanced and flavorful all the way through.

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Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 931 ratings.
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