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Allagash Coolship Cerise - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

230 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 409
Gots: 71 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yourefragile, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

corby112, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

orangesol, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

duceswild, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -7%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Gonzoillini, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

billab914, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

ShanePB, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 16, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 30, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
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!

GarthDanielson, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Rhettroactive, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TurdFurgison, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.2%

drummermattie02, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

chippo33, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

kscaldef, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

aasher, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

LoveStout, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

BGsWo22, Jul 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

DmanGTR, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

outoffocus, Jun 25, 2014
Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.