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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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380 Ratings

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 558
Gots: 131 | FT: 18
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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1/5  rDev -77.3%

Rlhinson2104, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -37.5%

mikereaser, Jan 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.8%

klipper, Nov 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -31.8%

erlenmeyer, Jul 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -31.8%

MikeHRayn, Nov 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.8%

FredBL, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.8%

mrkdwrds, May 26, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.15/5  rDev -28.4%

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.

jzeilinger, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

farnold, Sep 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

Omnium, Nov 01, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -24.3%

jebrew, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

dvmin98, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

billyshears, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

ygtbsm94, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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.)

kscaldef, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

jrallen34, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

DrStiffington, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

jkermitj, Dec 20, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

jmarsh123, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

inspektor, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Texasfan549, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

ottodyer, Jun 28, 2014
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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.