Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdaschaf:
4.4/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 21:47:09 | More by mdaschaf
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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 184 ratings.