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Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.1%
Wants: 767
Gots: 60 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Spontaneous beer aged with raspberries.

(Beer added by: gregc on 06-02-2010)
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Reviews by Seanniek91:
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.59/5  rDev +1.8%

Served from a 375ml bottle into a Coolship glass.

Appearance- The deepest ruby I've ever seen in a beer. Quick pinkish/white bubbly head that lasted seconds. Some nice lacing around the edges. Absolutely beautiful.

Smell- Raspberry jam, that patented funky Allagash coolship aroma, sharp yeast smell.

Taste- Funky raspberry juice, that same Allagash coolship "vicks" taste, mild acidic lemon, cider vinegar, herbal/earthy notes. Hard to describe in full detail.

Mouthfeel- Medium sourness, plenty of carbonation, dry finish.

Overall- Soooo good. Way better than Cerise. This beer has it all.

07-11-2013 03:12:40 | More by Seanniek91
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

Raspberries gone wild! Two-year- old spontaneously fermented beer aged on local raspberries for several months. You need to have had the experience of picking ripe raspberries to understand the language of this beer. Huge complexi- ties found after every sip. Very intense. Simply awesome.

LOOK: Bright rose

SMELL: Raspberry jam, musty, Band-Aids, farmy

TASTE: Fresh, juicy & tart raspberries, grass, dry, lime, mineral, musty cellar, floral, oaky, vinous

02-10-2012 21:57:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2013 23:36:58 | More by warnerry
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%

I realized I put this under the wrong beer. but here it the correct review

Had at the tap take over Gasharoo at Novare Res. The brewers walked around pouring samples.

Deep red beautiful
The aroma is tart earthy like one would get from smelling a bucket of fresh raspberries

The taste is sublime a mix of carbonation and sweetness in the front. The raspberry comes fresh fresh earthy my wife said its the only raspberry thing that actually tastes like eating a raspberry. Wonderful

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-27-2011 00:52:32

01-07-2012 01:56:23 | More by bishopdc0
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Jason

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.9%

03-01-2012 13:39:09 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

05-25-2014 01:04:59 | More by mctizzz
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-04-2013 14:00:05 | More by lostandwandering
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-06-2013 20:31:47 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-11-2014 16:39:12 | More by Prospero
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-08-2014 23:53:29 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-17-2013 13:41:40 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-24-2012 02:18:10 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.4/5  rDev -2.4%

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay and Paul for bringing this one down to Evo.

A: Pours a pink/watermelon color with a small light pinkish, foamy head on top. Not much retention at all or lacing.

S: A little musty/barnyard aroma going with some nice raspberry coming out. Very sweet and tart with a little of the oak coming through as well.

T: Similar to the aroma, lots of juicy raspberries, great tart qualities. On the earthy side, with a little bit of grass and a slight lemon flavor. The oak comes through a little, but the tart/juicy raspberries really steal the show here.

M: Medium bodied with active carbonation, slightly prickly, with a little bit of a dry finish. Great tartness.

O: Fantastic beer, one of the best wild ales I have had. The flavor was incredibly vibrant, the type of beer I would love to have on hand everyday of the year.

12-09-2011 21:47:09 | More by mdaschaf
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.9%

06-11-2014 18:09:31 | More by EvoJoe
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-21-2013 02:09:30 | More by Roguer
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%

Thanks to BlessedBeBeer for this one. 375ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Cantillon flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger foamy light pastel pink head with poor retention. Beer is a stunning, clear red. No Lacing, poor legs. More lambic looking than wild ale here. Extra points because I think it might be categorized wrong.

Nose is robust tart cherries. Wet hay, cobwebs, light cheesiness, dank rotting wood. Again, more lambic-like than wild ale. There's a conspicuously missing Brett presence also. Nontheless, really good but a bit muted.

Opens tart lemon, cherry, cobweb, band-aid, and plastic. Fruit presence is noted but hides behind a big gueuze profile. Really magical. More building sourness in the middle as the cherries emerge a touch more, sprinkling the tartness. End is yeasty with a puckering finish and tart, dry aftertaste. One of the best American Wild Ales I've had to date. As close as it gets to traditional Belgian lambic.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and dry and puckering going down. Dry and filmy finish with a bone dry aftertaste. Outstanding.

This beer comes out of nowhere for me. While I've tried a number of Allagash's limited offerings, none of them even come close to the achievement that is Coolship Red. Whether you age it or decide to drink it now, I'm sure you'll be impressed by this one.

11-09-2011 01:57:47 | More by SpeedwayJim
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struttinj

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

06-21-2014 21:59:22 | More by struttinj
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benbazi

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-05-2014 03:12:48 | More by benbazi
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-13-2013 23:09:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.11/5  rDev -8.9%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled March 20, 2014.

Appearance - Pours a hazy pink. Small white head. Settles quickly to nothing.

Smell - Awesome. Oak. Lemony acidity. Lots of acidic raspberry. Lightly funky.

Taste - Super oaky. Lemon sourness. Raspberry starts tame and gets extremely sour. Even gets a little acetic. Very intense.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Intense sourness makes it less crisp. Well carbonated.

Overall - It's delicious, but I think it's too sour.

07-10-2014 23:54:43 | More by Alieniloquium
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Brocklanders34

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.9%

07-15-2014 19:22:44 | More by Brocklanders34
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dsgolovin

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-13-2012 17:18:50 | More by dsgolovin
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bum732

Lesotho

3.76/5  rDev -16.6%

S: Very bold raspberries up front, some oak presence, other dark fruits, little to no funk, just a touch of perceived tartness.

L: Hazy, pinkish red, little head and retention.

T: Strong, raspberry tartness up front, quite bracing. Fairly clean tartness, somewhat light with some citrus-like acidity. Sweetness pretty well balanced with acidity. Finishes dry, but quite clean with a medium raspberry finish. A touch of cocoa and more oak as it warms.

M: Medium high carbonation, medium bodied.

Not bad, a little one-noted and quite tart. But nice fruit flavor and fairly drinkable.

08-25-2013 01:15:29 | More by bum732
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

05-11-2014 14:57:41 | More by apasternak
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-20-2014 00:41:58 | More by cfrobrew
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Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.