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Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company

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245 Ratings

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 421
Gots: 73 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coolship Cerise is our spontaneous beer aged with a blend of Maine-grown cherries, including Balaton and Montmorency. Using local cherries makes our Cerise uniquely Maine, just like us.

(Beer added by: gregc on 06-02-2010)
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Reviews by BearsOnAcid:
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3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Darker pink body; sort of glowing

Muddled cherry and a woody pit aroma. Lemon, some funk, and bandaid.

Pretty consistent flavor from the aroma. Light cherry. Lactic sourness; not too strong. Bitter funk bite on the finish and more cherries. Definitely not as good as the balaton version.

BearsOnAcid, Mar 02, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
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4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

Insane aroma of fresh cherry cobbler. How is this possible? Magic?! We can smell the alcohol, but it’s not overly boozy; less than a hint of warmth. A slice of epic in a bottle! Proof that spontaneous fermentation can be harnessed by an american brewer, and brought to this level of greatness.

LOOK: Dirty peach

SMELL: Musty cherries, pie crust, spice, esters

TASTE: Dry, semi-tart, oaky, sour cherries, lemon, vinous, herbal, hay, medicinal

BeerAdvocate, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jared14, Aug 08, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I realized I had this under the wrong beer and I am here to correct it.

Shared a bottler with my wife. We couldn't wait.

It pours with a big amount of carbonation. My wife notes it resembles champagne. It subsides and the beer is reddish pink.

The aroma is sweet and has the tartness from the cherries and is a very nice sour.

The taste is very nice sour but not puckering reminds me of zwanze 11 with cherries instead of pinot. The carbonation is very pleasant tickles the tongue and releases the tart flavors which leaves a earthy flavor nice

bishopdc0, Jun 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Bearded_Infamy, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

acurtis, Feb 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

struttinj, Jun 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

benbazi, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Gonzoillini, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 1/23/2012.

Appearance - Deep orange. Very hazy. Reddish. Nice head and a medium white collar.

Smell - Cherry. Acidic. Lemony acidity. Hazy. Some funk. Nice.

Taste - Grassy and grainy. Cherry sweetness very briefly. Minimal funk, but it's there. Lemony sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Sour. Medium body.

Overall - One of the best American lambics, or whatever you want to call it. This series is awesome so far.

Alieniloquium, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

dsgolovin, Apr 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

OtisCampbell, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This has a light peach color with a clean filtered appearance. The head was a bit red with a light bubbly fizz.

The aroma is off as I catch a musky body odor, a tart sour, honey and tomato ketchup.

For what I caught in the nose I detect none in the taste. The flavor is tart with a cherry and vanilla followed by a minerally earthiness.

The feel is smooth dry with little carbonation and a gritty mineral texture.

Very odd beer here but it's flavor is good enough for a try. Just don't breathe in too deeply when you put your nose in the glass.

KYGunner, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

cfrobrew, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

jsilva, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

HookerBrews, Jul 21, 2014
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light apple cider orange red in color. There is plenty of sediment throughout the body and a short off white head that sticks around but only as a skim.

Nose is great with grainy, powdery tartness that really makes you anticipate the first sip. Some sweetness comes through as well as a bit vinegar in the backdrop.

As soon as the first sip hits my tongue I am welcomed by a bit of a surprise. There is distinct tartness but it doesn't come with any fruit at all. It is very vinegar based and incredibly dry. It is buttery and waxy with some lingering oak tones to the flavor profile. This sour beer almost comes through as oily if that is really possible. While this is not a bad brew at all it really isn't what I am looking for in a sour brew let alone a cerise.

Overall solid but I won't be seeking it out again anytime soon.

SPLITGRIN, Aug 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

KCBeerNerd, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hoppymcgee, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BuckTuckian, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jegross2, Mar 18, 2014
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Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.