Confluence Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Confluence AleConfluence 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
Ranking:
#3,174
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
941
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my snifter

Appearance: Not much head, straw body.

Smell: Bready lemon. Some slight funk and slight banana. Hay.

Taste: Slightly tart citrus lemon. Some clove and a little spice from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied and very drinkable.

Overall: The only reason I pulled the trigger on this one is that Total Wine knocked the price down to $12 for a bomber. Which is fair IMO--not sure if it's worth having at $19.99. Either way, it's a well crafted beer and I would like to try other offerings from Allagash.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled june 12. consumed nov. 12.

A: Dense lemon peel coloring shows a vibrant life of effervesce. A sea-shell white head is milky, frothy, with an excellent stay of retention and sticky lacing.

S: Musky barnyard, hay, lemons with a decent amount of strength.

T: Funky lemon barnyard flair, lightly tart but followed by a sweet, grainy and lemony flair. Spicy hops, pilsner style grainy backbone with a lemony tart finish.

M: Grainy mouthful, yeasty warmth, tiny micro-bubble feel adds texture.

O: Exceptionally clean and crisp, the craftsmenship is in the smooth and well toned flavor.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz Growler batch code 2532 per the keg collar. Served at around 45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a tiny white head that leaves small spots of lacing and recedes to a very wispy cap.

Fruity aroma of apples, lemon, some vinegar, some funk, apples and lemon mostly. Good strength.

Flavor is more apple and lemon, citrus, honey, lightly funky, moderate sweetness in the middle, mild bitterness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied, oily, light carbonation.

Pretty good wild ale, but not complex enough really to warrant the high price tag on the bottles. Luckily the price per ounce on a growler fill was half that of the bottles so a worthwhile purchase to try something new.

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Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 941 ratings