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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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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2013 22:45:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2014 08:17:24 | More by zestar
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-12-2014 02:23:09 | More by billab914
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-16-2014 15:29:49 | More by TurdFurgison
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

02-03-2013 19:16:53 | More by drummermattie02
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North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/23/2012. Picked the bottle up at the brewery on 6-8-13. Poured in a snifter, the beer is a rose-tinged pink coloring, almost like a dark grapefruit juice, with no head. Huge pop when the cork popped on this one, and tart cherry aromas came out in abundance on the pour. Aromas of subtle cherry sweet and rich on a tart and slightly citrusy backbone. Some funky sour highlights in the nose, also. Flavors are very rich, with an almost floral backbone, that deliver a dark roasted quality at the end of the palate, with woody and earthy tones. In between, there is a rich, dark cherry sweetness that starts in a bold blast that slowly subsides as it washes over the palate. This beer is a bit of a rollercoaster for the taste buds. Tart cherry and slightly acidic characteristics slowly build as you drink. The aftertaste is tangy and tart, with a sweet undertone. Dry, slightly effervescent and sour finish. Very tasty!

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:11:38 | More by GarthDanielson
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-12-2014 02:24:04 | More by Rhettroactive
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 10.25.13
Bottled Oct 17, 2012

A - Pours a dirty pink-orange with a few white bubbles that are gone instantly.

S - Funky, earthy, subtle cherry, oak.

T - Funk, tart cherry, oak. Very complex and nice.

D - Lower carbonation with a good mediumb body.

O - Funky and tart cherry and oak, as you would want it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 06:15:22 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 00:42:13 | More by Alieniloquium
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

10-03-2013 12:31:15 | More by ShanePB
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-24-2013 04:39:36 | More by chippo33
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-01-2013 22:37:55 | More by iL0VEbeer
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New York

5/5  rDev +16.8%

07-20-2013 19:06:07 | More by DmanGTR
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-21-2013 17:20:31 | More by aasher
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-25-2014 01:25:06 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-05-2014 12:20:06 | More by tectactoe
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3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you, Alex. This was part of the Coolship tasting.

A - Pours golden yellow, white head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Musk, barynard, fruity cherry notes, light wood, medium level of sour/tart notes. Pretty much funk/tart/sour notes and cherries, which is what I was expecting.

T - Sour fruit, cherries, bretty funk, light hay. Pretty much a back and forth between sour cherries/fruit and funk/sour/tart notes with some almonds in there as well. Finish is dry tartness.

M - Light, soft carbonation, dry finish.

O - A solid American Wild, but this didn't really blow me out of the water. For the low bottle count and how hard these are to obtain, I would just go for something else in the style category. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 17:03:05 | More by Sean9689
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 23:47:38 | More by outoffocus
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-12-2014 22:41:34 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-03-2013 21:44:31 | More by ShemRahBoo
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-08-2013 23:53:24 | More by AlexFields
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thank you a million to Gary for sending these our way...shared with Mike and Scott side-by-side with Red and Balaton.

a - murky orange with a thin head that was gone quick leaving a thin ring of fizziness on the surface.

s - some funky acetone. cherries are there, but not like in the balaton.

t - very funky. dark cherry. the booze is a bit evident compared to the other 2...and this is the strongest and it tastes it.

m - good carbonation. sour and musty.

o - overall unique and different. not something i need again and my clear least favorite of the three. the cherry flavoring is really overshadowed by the cherry flavor of the balaton which is more to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:27:09 | More by cosmicevan
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-15-2013 15:48:09 | More by thegerm87
Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
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