Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by dasenebler:
4.25/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
375mL, corked and caged. First and only(?) batch released August 2011.
Pours a radiant pink with a short-lived bubbly head.
Aroma is incredibly fragrant and fruity, with huge raspberry notes. Lots of funk and acidity, with some oak as well.
The flavor is very sour, bordering on Cantillon territory. Wow. Dry, oaky and mouth-puckeringly tart. The raspberry is mostly in aroma, though some fruit comes through on the palate. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated at first, but fades quickly.
This is a pretty remarkable beer for an American brewery to be making. Though not technically a Lambic, this is a very authentic tasting beer. I'm excited to see what other sours come out of the Coolship series.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2011 02:13:58 | More by dasenebler
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4.79/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Did a 2/3/14 tour of the Allagash Brewery and was treated to a Coolship Red at the end - split a bottle 3 ways and was delighted with it. My first observation was the overall appearance - limited head but a beautiful clear ruby red color. Smell was distinctly fresh raspberries. Taste was great - not too sour or tarty, just enough funk to taste. Mouthfeel was what was expected - light to medium. My overall opinion is that this is a very drinkable and enjoyable beer for anytime - winter, summer, beach, mountains, etc. It's not over the top in any direction - which is what makes it right. Hope they bottle this one for broader distribution as I would definitely buy it again - in fact, they should create a mixed 4 pack with one of each variation - raspberry, cherry, Resurgam, etc. Thank you Allagash for this!
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 13:27:21 | More by hopley
Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.