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Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 748
Gots: 55 | FT: 7
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 kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, dated October 18, 2012, poured into an Allagash Coolship Tumbler.

The beer pours a bright garnet red color, hues of ruby and pink with a light pink head, very fizzy, that rises up the glass, nearly 2 fingers high, but vanishes immediately and leaves just a trace of film atop the beer and no lacing. The aroma is of bright raspberry, vanilla, oak, lots of funk with some other berry fruit, mostly sweet strawberry. Raspberry is first on the tongue, very fleshy and fresh with lots of barnyard funk behind it. Strawberry sweetness plays with vanilla, chewy oak and mild vinegar. The body is very lively, lots of carbonation that coats the mouth well and has a creamy touch at the finish that is also puckering and fairly dry.

Verdict: One of the best domestic sour beers I've ever tried, especially one that is fruited. The funk is perfect and the raspberry is so fresh and delicious, this could easily be mistaken for a high end Belgian lambic. Kudos to Allagash for this, I can't wait to try more from their Coolship.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 01:06:21 | More by kevanb
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Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.