Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.44/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 22:51:34 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
4.01/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a huge head, couldn't get the entire bottle poured because of the amount of head, fades wicked fast though and don't leave a bit of lacing on the glass or any cap on top.
Smell has a bit of a vinegar and cherry sour/tart aroma, a touch of musty funk on the nose as well.
Taste starts out with a acidic vinegar front, the tart cherry adds a bit of complexity and flavor which is much needed, finishes with a musty funky aftertaste and a bit of grapefruit, semi-dry finish, medium sour puckerness.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2014 23:59:40 | More by deltatauhobbit
Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.