Two Middle of the Roads for Allagash in the past on this here little blog, but Allagash 2009 Confluence Ale has turned the streak for them. This is a pretty complex ale, featuring 2 types of yeast, 3 types of malts, 3 types of hops, and 2 different aging cycles (stainless tanks and bottle). Overall, though, this complex and lengthy process produces exactly what they were going for… an ale that blends water, yeast, malt, and hop perfectly to create super smooth, sweet citrus and spice ale that is easy to drink yet nice and complex.
The bright white head leads to aromas of citrus and a body that is smooth and soft and comes across like a nice mild trippel. A light sweet and bitter finish leaves you refreshed and ready for more. Overall a great brew that I would recommend any day.
JBB6 Rating: For The Win