Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.86/5 rDev +13.3%
Notes from 8/5. Poured into a snifter.
A: Ruby-red grapefruit body. Zero head and little lacing.
S: Vinegar upfront. Sweet and sour cherry (like a cherry warhead) with a touch of oak to round it out.
T: Sweet, tart cherry moves to slight vinegar followed by puckering sourness. A little bit of oak in the finish evens everything out.
M: Light, clean finish. Low carbonation.
O: Initially, the smells and flavors coming from this beer were overwhelming. After the first couple sips my nose and taste buds adjusted. Absolutely delicious.
08-10-2014 20:06:29 | More by AirBob
4.4/5 rDev +2.6%
Reviewed from notes. 375ml bottle shared by Dan - thanks. Bottled March 6, 2014.
A: Pours a hazy ruby red grapefruit juice color under a 1/4-inch thick white head which fades leaving some spots.
N: Bright sour cherries with prominent skin and juice, good funk.
T: Crisp tart funky cherries. Fruity.
M: Light body and light carbonation. Tart and fruity finish.
O: Puckering and bright cherry with funk. Yes, please.
08-10-2014 16:15:43 | More by wethorseblanket
4.44/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured from a bottle dated Marc, 6, 2014. The beer pours a hazy light red color or perhaps an amberish red? It has no head whatsoever and is pleasantly carbonated. The nose is perhaps a little bit boozy on the back end. The initial smell is ripe, sweet smelling cherries with some alcohol bite.
The taste is a real shocker, this beer is S.O.U.R. This is easly a 10/10 on my sour scale. Probably the sourest I have ever had. The inital hit is light fruity sour but this quickly fades as a lactic punch of acid comes in immediately after. This acidity lingers on the palate for a long time. The actual cherry flavor is fairly mute. I get a decent cherry hit with even a hint of sweetness right up front, but then the sourness comes in. For a lambic, this is not terribly funky, just really acidic and sour.
I think this beer would be improved if it was a little less boozy, the alc. content is shockingly high and I think it really prevents this beer from becoming extraordinary.
I love it.
07-15-2014 22:51:34 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
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