Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.48/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Well and truly red. Like Hawaiian Punch red. Lively carbonation pulls throughout. A flash of pale pink head bubbles, fizzes, and then disappears. No cap or collar. No lacing. Just effervescent red. Some deeper purple notes outside of direct light. Decidedly hazy.
Smell: Macerated raspberry layered with oak, straight up lacto, and some solid funk. Earthy in good measure with a big punch of oak barrel. Raspberry flesh, juice, and even some fruit tannins. Bracingly tart. Sharp acidity pushing almost to vinegar. Tons of fruit, even some hints of cherry skin and cranberry. Very mild hint of acetone as it warms, but you have to dig for it. Funky with some ripe fruit and then some. A bit damp and earthy.
Taste: Acidic and decidedly so. Lactic acid builds as it warms with some solid citric notes as well. Tons of juicy raspberry flesh. Oak is prevalent and becomes more so as the beer warms. Some backing raspberry sweetness to try and balance some of the hyper acidic and tart elements. Damp and musty earth. One of the most tart and acidic beers I've ever encountered. Pops of tart raspberry up front with a bit of a thin middle and then a ton of puckering tartness on the back. It lingers. A vague sort of yeast lingers in the back. A touch of acetone as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Mediumish body. Carbonation runs close to medium, but treads light. Bracingly try on the finish. Smooth at the same time.
Overall: Where I'll have my viking funeral.
It's Allagash and it's a coolship release. It's fruity and crazy sour. It's worth any and all drives to Maine. Seriously though.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 23:54:30 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.