Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.