Allagash Confluence Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark cloudy golden more with frothy head and good retention.

Interesting aroma, very pungent and potent very estery with lemon zest.

Taste leaves me a bit dissapointed compared to the aroma. Kind of creamy overlaid with peppery notes but what feels like too much of a bitterness. Not finding any complexity in the flavor.

Mouth feel has good carbonation and creamy balance. Very soft.

The beer is different and perhaps I don't have a true appreciation for bret.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks fine sitting there...three finger bone white head slightly hazy straw hue...

Smells great lemons and brett are present along with some other fresh fruits like mango.

Taste leaves me wondering what happened to the usual smell/taste combo. The brett is there but hiding very well and all you get is a bit of lemon and then a long seemingly unending note of bitterness....from what? I dunno...It doesn't seem like it's hop bitterness given the age but I don't think it was made to be a hoppy wild ale and by now they should be all gone, it being from 2009 and all...

Mouthfeel isn't bad it has a coating mouthfeel with effervescent bubbles that make it refreshing if it weren't for the bitterness streak.

It's light and easy to drink but the unwelcome surprising bitterness character makes it not something I'd drink a lot of...

Thanks for the chance to try this IDateTheForumla

Allagash I am disappoint...

If it's between this and interlude, get interlude...

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First beer I had at the Pizza Port Belgian Beer Party on March 28th.

Poured a slightly hazy apricot color with a thin head.

Fruity and tropical on the nose with notes of apricot, pineapple, funky brett, a bit spicy, crabapples, and grapes. A bit of pale malt sweetness as it warmed up.

Not what I was expecting, harsh and bitter plastic flavors, phenolic and yeasty with the first sip. The second sip was a little more enjoyable with flowers, light spices, and hints of fruit. Better along the way but not great. Semi-dry finish with medium carbonation.

Tasted like a spicy, yeasty, funky, single Belgian pale.

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Allagash Confluence Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 934 ratings.
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