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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 547
Gots: 108 | FT: 14
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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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-29-2013 15:58:01 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-07-2013 04:06:38 | More by MRsojourner
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-09-2012 15:32:25 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-19-2014 21:37:35 | More by funkyaudio
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thezoobrew

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-19-2013 18:36:23 | More by thezoobrew
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ejl4

Vermont

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-07-2012 16:58:47 | More by ejl4
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-03-2013 04:13:57 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-22-2012 17:00:05 | More by sendbeer
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mikemacisso

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-28-2013 22:47:27 | More by mikemacisso
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-15-2011 17:03:32 | More by paulmcm
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-13-2013 01:09:15 | More by CarolinaKevin
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-14-2014 16:30:23 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-01-2012 00:32:26 | More by Miamilice
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-21-2013 04:25:33 | More by TobiasG
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LostTraveler

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-27-2013 22:25:55 | More by LostTraveler
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-04-2013 23:48:31 | More by iL0VEbeer
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jonetone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-16-2012 18:17:17 | More by jonetone
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Mbrown44

Delaware

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-24-2013 04:22:53 | More by Mbrown44
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cbanker

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-16-2011 20:15:02 | More by cbanker
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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DanK4

Maine

4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gifted to me from my lady on Valentines Day- say what you will about Valentines Day being a "Hallmark Holiday" but hell if that means I get awesome beer as a present I am all for it.

Poured from a corked and crowned 12.7 fl oz. bottle into a Allagash Coolship glass.

A: An incredible pour of vibrant and rich golden orange/amber with tons of character. A tiny head on this one with a burnt orange yeast dropping as the bottle goes completely on end. Nice light carbonation going on inside with a settling head.

S: Hot damn this beer smells good and funky. Incredible tart citrus/grape and wild earthy goodness getting down in a perfect harmonized carpet-cutting, roof burning, shakedown. 100% funk, pure tart amazing lambic.

T: The funk continues, a beautiful palate pleaser of tart and funky lemon, white grape, oak notes, hearty earthy grains, and a slight acidic tone. It's the perfect balance of tartness that soaks in across the whole palate all the way back to the throat leaving you wanting another draw.

O: Fantastic beer, very artfully crafted and well balanced. I look forward to seeing how it tastes aged. If you can get it I highly suggest trying it out.

M: Light and tight all the way. Extremely drinkable and leaves a wet-dry finish that balances so well with the tart aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 03:06:46 | More by DanK4
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

4.91/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:10:37 | More by danedelman
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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into my Shelton Brox. sampler at "The Festival."

This poured a bright golden color that was hazy and nearly opaque. The smell made me think of fresh-cut grass and citrus, very light and pleasant.

The taste was slightly bitter, not to the point of being lip puckering, but close. Out of all the sour, lambic style beers I tried at the festival, this one may have been my favorite, man it was tasty.

I tried this again on 12/31/13 from a bottle I bought in Nov. The smell is as described above, but I would add that there are also hints of biscuit and a distinct sharp acidic note to the end of the nose.

I don't know if this bottle is a bit older than what I tried at the festival, but this is quite, quite sour. This is a 9 out of 10 on the sour scale. The taste starts up front with some mild lemon flavor and then explodes with sour acidity. The after taste is slightly biscuity before finally turning very mild and funky. This funkiness lasts on the tongue a very long time. Afterwards, I am left with some slight bitterness and a wonderful mouthfeel.

This may be the best gueuze I have had, I think I prefer this to Cantillon (blasphemy!)

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 14:15:18 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
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77black_ships

Belgium

4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Notes from mid. 2012. Got a full De Ranke tasting glass of this one, during the finish of the first day of the Italian Beer Festival // 37.5 ml bottle bottled on 25/5/2011 // making it slightly over 1 yr old // pours a hazy golden with a sizable head for the style that has some nice lacing going on // aroma is instantly gauze, I didn’t know what to expect from a real American geuze, honestly & peraps nationalistically, I expected it to be ok but weaker than the best Belgian counterparts because I believed that the factory had to become saturated y the critters over a long period of time, man was I wrong, smell is delicious, strongly tart, I am getting lots of horse blanket here, brett, touch lambic yeast & hint of pungent citrus // strong farmhouse, barnyard, tartness going on here in the beginning, touch wood, citrus, strongly tart lemon peel, touch heavier in the finish coming into play, hint of wood, quite horse blanket heavy I a lovely way, going into definitely more acidic territory in the back than Belgian counterparts, the initial flavours get complimenting, resulting in a nice complexity with strong acidity & a dash of what is getting already quite close to vinegar, maybe dash of apple vinegar, not so much the fruit but a mellowness that encompasses the vinegar, just as with apple vinegar compared to regular one, heavily acidic, brief moment in the end of bitterness, quite interesting, makes me think a bit of a small instance of bitter herbal / farmhouse hops // touch dry & lightly fizzy, touch 3F style in that department, easy going, makes you want to drink more // outstanding, lots of interesting flavours & component, some touch newer to me, on part with the stuff that we make here which may not be that special anymore if the states are filled with this kind of stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 11:43:39 | More by 77black_ships
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Callmecoon

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2012 20:47:40 | More by Callmecoon
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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
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