Allagash Confluence Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Confluence Ale
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Allagash Confluence AleAllagash Confluence Ale

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear straw hue with an eggshell head that took its time leaving. Lacing coats the glass. Nice legs.

Aroma: Wonderful for the brett lovers among us. Complex yet light, bready and floral. Just enough barnyard funk to make you curious, like spotting the white rabbit darting down its hole.

Flavor: Follows the nose, and now that I know it's barrel aged it makes perfect sense. The brett adds a nice sour finish that is smoothed by the aging process. Try it. Try it now.

Mouthfeel: Silky indeed. Medium-bodied. Gorgeous.

Overall: This might be in my top five desert-island beers. In fact, I'd like to curl up with a sixtel of this on an abandoned beach somewhere for a week or three. Tell drunken stories and whatnot.

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Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.1% out of 100 with 935 ratings
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