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Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

396 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 897
Gots: 66 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gregc on 06-02-2010

Spontaneous beer aged with raspberries.
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy peach/pink lemonade color with a very modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet; plenty of dotty lacing drapes the side of the tulip

Smell: Nostril tingling acidity and funk; unsweetened raspberry jam quite pronounced; oak and vanilla undertones

Taste: The acetic quality of this beer jumps out provoking tongue-tingling puckering along with raspberry fruit flavor; by mid-palate, some funk builds but becomes more pronounced, after the swallow; dry and acetic in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body but the lack of carbonation doesn't quite cut it

Overall: But for the disappointing carbonation, this is a top flight beer; the fruit and the tartness is just right; while I might prefer a touch less acidity, I understand what's going on here

Thanks, wildcats10, for the opportunity

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Ruby blood-pink body, one finger light pinkish head. Quite a bit less head and retention than I'd expect for the style, but certainly not flat in appearance. No lacing. These pinkish-purple beers are always a thing of beauty.

S- Raspberry juice, touch of wheat, a good bit of funk that mixes with the raspberry juice. A different kind of funk than Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus, certainly less funky but it does have a distinct, leathery character.

F- Not particularly complex but quite tasty- raspberries, a bit of musty hay, vinegar (5/10 sour), no lactate, a bit of lemon helps round the palate out. The acidity is nicely balanced with the raspberry sweetness which is not jammy at all. The raspberry presence is basically its essence without the jam or syrup that we're used to in other walks of life.

M- Medium bodied, sufficiently carbonated but seems to me that this is a little flatter than I would expect of a wild ale.

O- Beautiful looking wild ale with a nice raspberry character that translates very well to the beer's character without being too unbalanced.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours bright red, super bubbly. Great looking. Smell of crazy sour raspberries. Taste is very sour. Raspberry and lemon flavors, not really any funk. Very acidic. Mouthfeel is very effervescent. It doesn't seem too complex but the raspberries are balanced out nicely with the sourness. Upland lambics are crazy sour and this is a notch below those, and I prefer this one.

Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.