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Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 392
Gots: 68 | FT: 7
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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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-31-2013 02:39:59 | More by Dirtinabottle
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-05-2014 12:20:06 | More by tectactoe
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +14.9%

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

02-10-2012 21:53:17 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jared14

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-08-2014 02:28:15 | More by Jared14
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%

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

06-27-2011 00:52:32 | More by bishopdc0
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Bearded_Infamy

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-08-2013 16:32:37 | More by Bearded_Infamy
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-19-2012 06:29:00 | More by acurtis
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struttinj

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-21-2014 21:59:50 | More by struttinj
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benbazi

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-05-2014 03:12:59 | More by benbazi
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-13-2013 22:45:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

09-30-2013 00:42:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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dsgolovin

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-13-2012 17:15:28 | More by dsgolovin
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-15-2013 15:10:24 | More by OtisCampbell
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

03-24-2014 00:41:33 | More by KYGunner
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-11-2012 03:43:26 | More by jsilva
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-20-2014 23:36:07 | More by HookerBrews
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

08-04-2012 00:52:18 | More by SPLITGRIN
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

07-05-2013 14:49:40 | More by Atomicskis5
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-07-2014 15:41:44 | More by KCBeerNerd
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-22-2012 05:29:51 | More by hoppymcgee
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-21-2014 11:56:48 | More by BuckTuckian
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-18-2014 05:59:28 | More by jegross2
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-06-2014 17:24:23 | More by OnryAndMean
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largadeer

California

3.38/5  rDev -21.2%

3 of 5 coolship beers shared by dsgolovin. Thanks, David.

This bottle exploded upon opening. Pours a muddy, watery pink with no head. Looks thin and generally unappealing.

Mild, somewhat bland aroma. Faintly lactic and funky with subtle cherry notes that are both sweet and tart; light plastic notes. Nothing bad here, but it could use more kick.

Palate is good but not great. Fairly thin mouthfeel, bordering on watery - tannins from the fruit save the finish, which is fairly bland otherwise. It's decently tart, and the fruit does come through more on the palate than it does on the nose.

This is decent, but it doesn't have the depth of flavor that Balaton does.

04-06-2012 04:36:11 | More by largadeer
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

A true gem from Allagash. This fantastic sour is all that and more. Great carbonation, beautiful rose color, incredible cherry melon smell that is quite earthy and robust.

A great lingering tartness just sticks around and begs for more.

Allagash is on the verge of something truly special on this side of the pond and I'm for one excited.

11-23-2011 05:01:06 | More by Patrickbrusil
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Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.