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Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

346 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 795
Gots: 66 | FT: 9
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

billab914, Jul 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

siege06nd, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Rhettroactive, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

drummermattie02, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

dcoux09, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Joecaddie, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17%

lupercmda, Jul 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

ChrisinRI, Jul 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

HoppyBastard2, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

random846, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

taospowder, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Kirk, Jun 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

rowingbrewer, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mportnoy, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

t_carterb, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Phoenix2443, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

mroberts1204, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

CosmoHopHead, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

kkazemi, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

struttinj, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

JebediahScooter, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

jim_carignan, Jun 15, 2014
Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.