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Allagash Coolship Red - Allagash Brewing Company

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336 Ratings

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 784
Gots: 64 | FT: 8
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%

unclejazz, May 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

fromthewood, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

OnryAndMean, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

unclekeith, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Psychmusic, May 18, 2014
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BG718, May 18, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on 5/17/14

Note: Bottled March 20, 2014, purchased at brewery

Note 2: Review 800

Appearance: Legitimately, objectively, remarkably red - deep red tones, with some lighter pinks around the edges and some purple at its core - basically, the color of raspberries - hazy - pours with a medium-sized, light pink head and retains some wisps of a cap - doesn't leave much lacing, but it's still very pretty

Smell: I really have no choice but to describe this as "nose-puckering," because it straight-up smells very sour - sharp, acidic sourness, with some damp, funky lactic aromas - an abundance of raspberry, with a ton of ripe raspberry flesh - oak becomes increasingly prominent as this warms, imparting some woody aromas and funky wood aromas - light, light touch of acetone in the back, but otherwise this is stellar

Taste: Awesomely sour, basically - among the most sour of sour beers that I have sampled - mouth puckering with a residual sourness that you can feel almost burning down your throat - sharp and acidic, as well as damp and lactic - perhaps not as much of a straight-up acidic sourness as some offerings from Cantillon (sorry, Allagash), but there's a nice mix of different kinds of sour - raspberries are big in the flavor, with tart, sour raspberry flesh - minimally sweet, just a dry, tart, sour fruitiness - oak, some wood funk, some yeasty funk, and maybe a hint of vanilla - very light hint of acetone, but it works

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low but adequate carbonation, sour and funky finish

Overall: Truly, the coolest ship

This is a gem. Intensely sour, with some great, tart raspberry flavors... And this is a fresh bottle. I can only imagine what is going to happen with this in a few years. This is definitely worth driving up to Maine to get (as well as anything they create with their coolship).

angrybabboon, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

muskiesman, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

zestar, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

bschinelli, May 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

uturn, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

beefsquatch, May 12, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
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

brentk56, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

apasternak, May 11, 2014
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jayluf, May 11, 2014
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dspinler, May 10, 2014
Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.