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Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 388
Gots: 62 | FT: 6
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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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to the one and only Kimbo for hauling this down from Allagash headquarters.
375ml bottled on 1/23/12, almost 18 months old at this point.

Color has a rosy pinkish hue. A big off-white head quickly falls to a swirly cap with some good lace.

A little bit of tart cherry in the scent but fruitiness is on the low side, but a good amount of sour funk and oak. Good potency, simplistic but tempting.

Taste is more fruit forward but it's not in your face. Some breadiness and vanilla gives it kind of a tart cherry pie feel. Good amount of sour funk, oak and lemon; not a particularly bracing or complex flavor but it's tasty and drinks easy.

Mouthfeel is on the watery side with carbonation that is kinda low for the style. Very hidden ABV however and easy drinking, I probably would've guessed this as no more than 6%.

Not a whole lot of depth here, but a very tasty and light feeling sour I'd drink anytime.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 15:51:40 | More by Chico1985
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Madirish76

California

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter. All in all it is a nice offering from Allagash. It is not a Cantillon, but pretty darn good none the less. Has a great mellow tart funkiness with superb finish. The cherries add to the tartness. The head was a white diminishing head that didn't last too long. Nice rose color that was kind of cloudy from bottle conditioning. If you can't get a hold of a Cantillon Kriek, then go for this one!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 05:20:20 | More by Madirish76
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing this rare gem!

Pours a hazy dark orange color with a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy, musty aroma with lots of barnyard/horsey character.  Hints of oak, funky bugs, lactic acid and cobweb followed by faint fruit and acetic vinegar.  I was expecting the nose to be bursting with cherry but it's pretty subtle.  Smells pretty good with some nice funk but kind of one dimensional.

Medium bodied with a tart, lactic funk that isn't acetic or harsh.  Decently sour but not too much do.  More funky than anything else with a slight acetic quality.  Just a touch of vinegar in the finish but not solent like.  Not very sweet with the cherries again being slightly integrated.  Subtle vinous character with some fruit skin and cherry pit.  Finishes dry with some lingering acidity.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 00:13:39 | More by corby112
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dsgolovin

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-11-2012 03:43:26 | More by jsilva
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-25-2013 02:12:17 | More by oline73
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-08-2014 07:40:57 | More by bstyle
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Allagash coolship tumbler. Nose is less cherry heavy than the Balaton. More funk and acidity. Funky earth in the background. Super dry. This was one of the better ones of the Coolship Series, though was by no means my favorite. The background funk was a nice addition to the cherry.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 20:12:38 | More by Thorpe429
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-08-2013 15:39:57 | More by Thomas_Picton
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-10-2013 15:00:15 | More by nootch23
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-18-2011 21:43:03 | More by waiting4lunch
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-10-2014 13:52:56 | More by huysmans
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jIsh

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-05-2012 15:47:26 | More by jIsh
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-12-2013 13:56:10 | More by baybum
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2014 08:17:24 | More by zestar
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-05-2014 14:48:11 | More by ant880
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle from 2011.

Pours hazy copper with a pinkish hue and a half inch head of white. A mostly solid skim coat remained on the surface for the duration with zero lacing.

Barnyard funk and light cherry notes lead off the nose. Sour apples, citric acid, cider vinegar and light fecal follow through.

Light bodied with a crisp, sharp mouthfeel.

Bright, drying acid and mild cherries start the palate. Shades of cut grass, grapefruit, and sour citrus follow through.

Finishes with acid-laced red fruit and a wheaty twang.

The base beer is exceptional with a very clean acid and just enough funk to keep things interesting. The cherry component is seriously lacking though.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 00:47:49 | More by brewandbbq
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rmaste6282

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-28-2012 18:52:39 | More by rmaste6282
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Envelopes

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2013 16:03:11 | More by Envelopes
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-23-2014 10:48:18 | More by Nolen12
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike!

The beer is light pink with a thin white head. The aroma offers sweet cherries with a touch of yeast and oak. The flavor is cherries, cherry pie, crust. A touch of lemon and vinegar in the finish. mild tartness and acidity in the finish. Subtle lactic presence. Fairly thin and light in body, with alcohol presence well disguised. A decent fruit sour ale, but again, not in the same echelon as the Belgian greats of this ilk.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 17:47:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-17-2013 00:35:17 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-20-2013 22:50:36 | More by kscaldef
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-19-2012 03:30:17 | More by djrn2
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Screper

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-11-2013 01:05:58 | More by Screper
Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.