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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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336 Ratings

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 550
Gots: 121 | FT: 16
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 danedelman:
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4.91/5  rDev +11.6%

Purchased today at the brewery. Was expecting to age to bring the funk out more but wow!!

A- pale orange with large 3 finger head that quickly dissipates.

S- like a 5 year old cantillon. Goat cheese mixed with grapefruit and lemons. Peach and other pit fruit dances around in here too.

T- much like the smell. Grapefruit rind and fresh squeezed lemon. Dry and acidic. I love these that add no fruit and taste like this. Perfect blending. Cantillon better watch out!!

M- medium/high carbonation with an overall great drinkability!! Medium body allowing this to roll around your tongue and stick to it to allow the flavors to develop well after the sip.

Overall- wish I didn't drive 6 hours south or had somebody else to buy another 4 bottles as that's what the limit was. Would feel like a 19 year old again asking other people to buy me beer!!

03-26-2013 00:10:37 | More by danedelman
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

02-10-2012 21:58:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
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New York

4.31/5  rDev -2%

Batch 3: Thank you Justin for bringing this one out

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...

04-04-2013 20:12:34 | More by joel66
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-13-2013 20:32:37 | More by doremite
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South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -21.4%

Shared bottle.

Pours a not particularly appealing looking hazy amber.

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.

06-02-2014 03:54:10 | More by chinchill
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.51/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

Thanks to my friend Sean for the gift of this brewery-only release!

01-09-2014 21:25:55 | More by Roguer
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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%

375ml bottle, split

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.

09-09-2013 01:28:39 | More by dirtylou
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4.23/5  rDev -3.9%

375 mL bottle dated 7/27/2011. Poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

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
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