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Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company

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world-class

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 394
Gots: 68 | FT: 8
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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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-29-2014 13:56:41 | More by duceswild
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smokeypeat

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-29-2014 00:58:55 | More by smokeypeat
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AirBob

Massachusetts

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
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wethorseblanket

California

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
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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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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-07-2014 02:57:04 | More by HipHopsHooray
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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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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-06-2014 05:38:07 | More by orangesol
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benbazi

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-04-2014 20:42:52 | More by heavenlyStash
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-03-2014 12:30:22 | More by CTJman
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

08-01-2014 02:11:54 | More by drewone
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Rado

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-31-2014 03:00:48 | More by Rado
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-31-2014 02:59:45 | More by Wowcoolman
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moarmare

Missouri

5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-30-2014 12:23:08 | More by moarmare
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-23-2014 02:06:22 | More by Mikeypnh
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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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nkelley77

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-20-2014 19:28:47 | More by nkelley77
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NHbeerguy

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-17-2014 03:05:55 | More by NHbeerguy
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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

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
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

07-15-2014 15:05:31 | More by BGsWo22
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-14-2014 12:26:33 | More by mklisz
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-13-2014 13:35:57 | More by scotv
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IndyDad

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-13-2014 13:24:39 | More by IndyDad
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Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.