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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

381 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 558
Gots: 131 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coolship Resurgam is a blend of both old and young unfruited spontaneous beer. The name comes from the motto of our fair city, Portland, Me. It means "I shall rise again". Coolship Resurgam won a Silver medal at the 2010 GABF.

(Beer added by: gregc on 06-02-2010)
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Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

At first sniff, we’re brought back to when we had our first sip of lambic. this is a new world of beer, and allagash took a huge leap into spontaneously fermented brews; certainly tastes like it was worth their time, too. A blend of one-, two- and three-year-old batches, resurgam is the rustic showpiece of what allagash can craft over time. Absolutely delicious.

LOOK: Hazed golden orange

SMELL: Medicinal phenols, lemon zest, pear, floral, green peppercorn

TASTE: Tart, acidic, lemon juice, herbal, phenols, dry, earthy, musty grain, vegetal, wood, tangy rhubarb

BeerAdvocate, Feb 10, 2012
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Wow, this was delicious!!!Extremely cheesy, as if it has been aged for 10 yrs. ...Incredible balance between sour and funk. Probably the best American Geuze i have ever had... Very similar to belgian geuze...

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Aroma: Mild funkiness for style. Less off-putting than some others.

Flavor: Fruity and complex taste starts sweet and sour but turns tart and bitter by the finish. Quite tart mid-taste.

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Thin head (1 ½ fingers), quickly dissipating to a thin bubbly line (appropriate for the style). Beer is a saison-like golden straw or lemon color, extremely cloudy, and just barely translucent at all. Very, very bubbly.

Sharp Brett, lemon, and wheat through the nose. Nice barnyard funk, very rustic.

Extremely sharp flavor, although not overly tart, that envelopes a slightly cheesier funkiness on all sides. Some lemony tartness, wheat, and more Brett. Super, super tasty.

Extremely crisp mouthfeel: very, very lively. Tastes like a lighter beer, but really is a pretty hefty feel, about medium-full. Thick and cloying. Great balance.

This is a fantastic beer. It has just enough tartness to come across as a Gueze, although it could easily pass for a Brett Saison. I don’t know quite what to say; it’s a fantastic beer, and makes an easy intro to the world of Lambics, Guezes, sours, or wild ales. Extremely drinkable, especially for the style.

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I wish the Allagash Coolship series was a little more attainable - props to them for bringing open-air spontaneous fermentation to the US. Not sure if this is a textbook gueuze but it does at least maintain the spirit of blending old and new. VERY oak-forward, deep layers of tart funk - cheese, must and tons of very active bugs.

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Appearance - Gusher after popping the cork, but it doesn't produce much head when I pour it. Strange. Hazy and wispy.

Smell - Actually smells like a gueuze should. Very strong lactic acidity. Lemon. Strong wheat. A little pepper and some light funk.

Taste - Strong acidic citrus flavors of lemon. Really lemony. A little herbal with some strong hay flavors. Low funk again and a big pepper finish. Very sour.

Mouthfeel - Nicely effervescent. Nice sourness without being overpowering. Low carbonation.

Overall - As good as any American sour I've had. Not as good as the best Belgian counterparts, but fantastic for an American brewery to produce something so authentic tasting.

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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.