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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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world-class

312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 543
Gots: 108 | FT: 13
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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Ratings: 312 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

01-09-2013 14:44:34 | More by mikereaser
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klipper

Michigan

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-05-2012 06:50:42 | More by klipper
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-17-2012 17:10:03 | More by erlenmeyer
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MikeHRayn

Maine

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-14-2013 00:20:59 | More by MikeHRayn
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mrkdwrds

California

3/5  rDev -31.5%

05-26-2014 00:32:18 | More by mrkdwrds
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a clear light orange gold color and leaves a light white lacing ring around the top.

S - Earthy fruit and cheese.

T - Earthy, salty, oak, tart lemon, light yeast, Brett.

M - Medium light body and tart.

O - This is a style I just don't get.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 23:08:10 | More by jzeilinger
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

08-18-2012 12:41:15 | More by t0rin0
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

11-01-2013 02:52:31 | More by Omnium
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 03:54:10 | More by chinchill
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

12-09-2013 00:59:38 | More by dvmin98
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billyshears

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-28-2014 23:34:28 | More by billyshears
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-04-2013 16:45:35 | More by ygtbsm94
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

5/25/2011 bottling. Poured into an Allagash Coolship glass at cellar temperature

A: Cloudy yellow, apple juice color. Minimal head raised, with no retention. Copious, coarse bubbles.

S: Tart apple, lemon, and grape. Lighter notes of hay and earth. Light notes of berries. Slight yogurt aroma.

T: Medium acidity, lots of apple in the flavor, starts slightly sweet, finishing with strong bretty bitterness.

M: Good carbonation. Not as dry as the best examples of the style. Good lingering acidity and astringency.

O: A good attempt at the style, but falls well short of the best examples. It's too sweet and has too much body, and lacks complexity; perhaps the proportion of young lambic is too high, or maybe it needs more time in the bottle. I do applaud Allagash for starting their Coolship program, though, and I'd love to see how future beers evolve.

(FWIW, if this were classified as an "American Wild Ale" I'd probably rate it a half-point higher. However, as a Gueuze, I think it misses the style a bit.)

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 01:38:47 | More by kscaldef
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

11-28-2013 17:16:07 | More by DrStiffington
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

12-20-2013 01:06:23 | More by jkermitj
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color with a white head. Really just a decent aroma. A surprising cork note along with moderate funk qualities (mostly feet and grass). A decent bit of oak and actually a bit of sweet wheat smell. The flavor has a more pronounced funk to it. Lots of must, sweat, and grass. Prominent oak flavors with only a light tartness and lemon peel.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 20:25:47 | More by womencantsail
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear medium straw with lots of bubbles. No head or lacing to speak of.

Aroma features loads of lemon and apple. A distinct funk with a little bleu cheese and yogurt.

Bracingly sour. Lemon and apple up front. Yogurt sweetness creeps in and finishes with extreme oak and very dry.

Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation.

Enjoyable beer, but fails to live up the standards of the Belgian lambic makers. I enjoy sourness, but this one was a touch over the top.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 20:07:37 | More by jmarsh123
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-03-2014 21:59:03 | More by inspektor
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-27-2013 23:54:04 | More by Texasfan549
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ottodyer

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-28-2014 23:34:02 | More by ottodyer
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-27-2013 23:09:17 | More by millerbuffoon
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-26-2013 00:10:18 | More by tom10101
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy yellow into the glass with some light white head swirling around the top of the beer. Tart nose with some lemony esters. This beer tasted like Cantillon Gueuze with pure lemon juice added. Tart like no other beer I've ever experienced. Even some of the veteran sour drinkers at my tasting were puckered by this one. This was not a hit for me. I couldn't imagine drinking a bottle. It's a well made beer, but it was just too one note for me. If you're still learning and exploring sours, do not attempt to tame this beast.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 16:00:37 | More by PHBoiler
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scottfrie

California

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Bottled 7/27/2011. A huge thank you to SneezyAchew for this one!

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of short lived bright white head.
S: Crazy funky notes of earth, oak barrel, straw, and green fruits and unripe fruit skins. Smells dry, tart, and mouthwatering. I get a few notes of fragrant fruits such as peach as well.
T: Not as dry as I was expecting. Dominant flavors remind me of stone fruits, fruit pits, oak barrel and musty earth. I get maybe the slightest hint of citrus in the finish, and the aftertaste is buttery and fruity.
M: Much slicker and greasier than I anticipated. Drinks well though. Body is medium-dry, mouthfeel is slick and the carbonation is very soft and unobtrusive.
O: This was very enjoyable but it doesn’t hold a candle to its Belgian counterparts. Thanks again, Michael!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 02:15:10 | More by scottfrie
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery picked up by HopasaurusRex, thanks for the hookup Todd!
Pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates to swirls of foam on top. Aromas of lemony tartness and barnyard funk. The flavor is quite tart with huge tooth enamel dissolving properties. Lemons and earthy funk make up most of the flavor here. The finish is fairly dry but leaves a lingering tartness on the palette. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart puckering mouthfeel. Tart lightly funky brew thats light and refreshing like lemonade on a hot day. I enjoyed it, I'm glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:26:38 | More by johnnnniee
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