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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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470 Ratings
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 606
Gots: 142 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Photo of Stevedore
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

C&C 375ml bottle. Thanks to Rob for bringing this one out. Poured into an unlabeled snifter glass, 8/25/2013.

Pours a light golden-amber body with 2cm of white foamy head with great retention. Not much lacing. Appearance here is up there with all the other great geuzes.

Smells very lemon zesty, acidic citrusy with a bit of oakiness. Some earthy funk somewhere in the nose as well. Very refreshing, effervescent nose. Like a natural air freshener.

Follows the nose except the acidity and funk comes out more here; the distinct citrus flavours are now in the background. That's probably the way it should be. Its quite mouth-puckeringly sour, but not overwhelmingly so like Sour in the Rye or Beatification is.

Very refreshing, medium bodied and very well carbonated. Its got a lot of fizzly pep on it. Easy to drink, its unfortunate that we split a 375ml bottle between 5 people, really.

A great American geuze. It certainly rivals the Belgian geuzes in terms of the complexity of the nose and flavour as well as the excellent carbonation and mouthfeel. Allagash sours are probably the closest you can get to the Belgian styles of sours in America, and this beer reflects that fact.

Photo of woosterbill
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a 3 Fonteinen wine-style glass.

A: Lightly hazed light amber body under two fingers of dense white foam. Terrific retention for the style. Gorgeous Geuze.

S: Wonderfully aromatic, with a terrific balance of fresh, citrusy acidity (lime in particular) and grassy, floral funk. Each sniff yields a new element, with oak, tangerine, and rose petals all making appearances as it warms. Truly outstanding.

T: Sharply sour, with lemony acidity alongside floral brett and some mineral-heavy funkiness. The sourness never leaves, and really overwhelms everything else on the finish. I love sourness more than most, and as much as I'm enjoying this beer I'm actually sorry that its intense acidity drowns out much of the amazing complexity apparent in the aroma.

M: Lively, softly carbonation in a fairly light body. Really refreshing.

O: Wow, this is an amazing beer. It's distinctly better than the genuinely excellent '10/'11 Tilquin from earlier today, and is absolutely the equal of just about every traditional Belgian Geuze. Proof that the right bugs reside in more places than just the Senne valley, and I hope a harbinger of more great American Lambics to come.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
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

Photo of joel66
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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...

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.