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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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world-class

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 550
Gots: 122 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

08-18-2012 12:41:15 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-19-2012 11:43:31 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Served in an Allagash tumbler. Nose is pretty cheesy and funky. Light acidity. Mild skunk. Quite authentic. Super dry. One of the best American sours. Bit too skunky. This was extremely promising, and I really am looking forward to seeing what Allagash can do with this beer going into the future. I have very high hopes for what batches 10 and beyond could be...

12-16-2012 20:16:05 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-11-2012 02:44:22 | More by nmann08
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance: Pours a very hazy orange-tinged golden color capped by an inch of foam that fades quickly; plenty of dotty lace is left behind

Smell: Lemon, green apple, leather and barnyard

Taste: Lemon and green apple, up front, rather acetic at the outset; develops funk and softer slightly tropical fruit flavors, in the middle; the finish is dry and leathery; the aftertaste is like a really sour white grapefruit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice pucker

Overall: What an excellent beer this is after aging it in my cellar for three years; hits on all the right notes

05-12-2014 22:37:40 | More by brentk56
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-16-2014 08:18:02 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2012 04:01:41 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

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.

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

01-27-2013 16:50:05 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

01-27-2013 23:54:04 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-13-2013 21:25:26 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-17-2013 22:56:48 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-08-2013 23:00:36 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-05-2014 05:15:40 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-02-2012 03:28:16 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%

5 of 5 coolship beers shared by dsgolovin. Thanks, David.

Hazy straw colored body that pours nearly flat.

Good funk and oak character on the nose, smells fairly authentic and lambic-like. Really heavy on the brett with a gentle lemon flesh acidity, along milder with yogurt-like lactic notes. The plastic character I pick up in the other coolships is surprisingly absent here.

Very barrel heavy and tannic on the palate. Sourness is reserved, but it's at an enjoyable level to me. A lot of earthy funk, grapefruit rind, lemon. Tastes a bit sweet upon first sip, but that disappears as the strong tannins build up on the palate. The body is nice and sturdy, and the finish has a great lingering oak presence.

Really impressive overall. It doesn't touch some of the better gueuze blends from Belgium, and it's not on the same level as Beatification at this point, but it's better than almost any American attempt at the style.

04-06-2012 05:04:46 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-07-2014 05:17:42 | More by SocalKicks
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -5.7%

Bottle courtesy of Reagan1984 - what a guy! Served in a Cantillon tulip. Sampled next to a relatively fresh Cantillon Classic Gueuze.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a partial ring of bubbles. Lightly hazed pale golden body.

S - Mineral, earthy, cheesecloth, wet leather, wet dog, lemon peel, some some fruit sweetness. There's some light lactic acidity and oak in there as well. Compares quite favorably to the Cantillon in flavor profile actually.

T - Taste is again heavy on the wet stone and mineral, brackish lemon zest, stone fruits, oak, and lactic sourness. This also has some acetic character that contributes some stomach-churning acidity.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, a dry and tannic finish. Could use a bit more spritz to liven up the flavors.

D - This was definitely the Coolship that was most authentic and lambic-like. It compared quite favorably to Cantillon Classic Gueuze, which, unfortunately, isn't my favorite gueuze to begin with). Still, an impressive achievement in historical authenticity and blending skill. I suspect subsequent releases will improve rapidly as Allagash has more barrels from which to select.

04-06-2012 05:53:14 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%

Served with the rest of them. Beer is amber / yellow and mostly clear with a white head, small bubbles, no retention or lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is pure funk, all of it is there horse blanket, pantheon of brett, sours and citrus.

Beer is light and dry quite funky, mildly sour, mostly funky though. It is interesting though, a nice beer for sure. I'd have it again. Simple but good.

12-05-2012 23:39:09 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%

Thanks to DrEntropy for sharing.

Bottled 7/27/2011

Very light fizzy head fades instantly, hazy golden orange wheat yellow color.

Nose nice light lambic like tart soured malt and funk, light funk, hint of tart lemony, light bready malts and wild funk.

Taste sour, tart, sour malts, bready malts, nice sour lactic, light tart lemony, nice funk, wild horsehair funk, dry, light lemon tort. Finish is dry long tart finish, lemony, light funk, etc.

Mouth is med To lighter bodied, light carb.

Overall amazing, tasty, nice sour and tart flavors, nice funk and bready malts.

02-20-2012 01:05:17 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +3%

not sure if this blend is technically a gueuze or not, but what does it matter? a genius blend of young and old blonde sour beers ages in oak, and the result could not be any more wonderful, not could this series of beers from allagash. murky but really pale blonde color, white hues to it, under a very white and light as a cloud inch of head. it smells incredible, that oaky sourness with a ton of lacto derived acidity that we usually associate with the sours of old world belgium. its that authentic, mix of farmy musty yeastiness and exuberant carbonation that tickles my nose. the flavor is everything you would expect from the style, but with a few special twists. the first is in the finish, which has an almost white grapey flavor to it that balances the acidity, that would otherwise be gargantuan. maybe more of a white cranberry, as it is still tart, but its not what i usually get in lambic types, yet is is extraordinary successful, where ever it comes from. the second little surprise here is the feel. its so well carbonated. sometimes the belgian examples come flat, but i love this level of effervescence in a lambic style, and both coolship series beers ive tried have had it so far. missing nothing, this blended sour is both elegant and extreme, and rivals beers like rueuze for the best made in its category in the united states. i cant remember better.

04-13-2014 17:33:19 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -9.3%

Vintage: 5/25/2011. Not sure where I got this bottle from, but somehow I have it.

Poured into a Coolship glass, surprising clarity, Champagne-like bubbles feeding a cap of foamy white head that started at about an inch and sank to a thin layer; minor dots of lacing on the glass. Got cloudy as some of the bottom-dwelling yeast made its way into the glass in the second half of the pour. Fruity aroma, citrus and stone fruits, light acid, grassy funk, candi sugar. In the taste, candied grapefruit, wet grass, earth, oak, mild moldy horseblanket, light acidic tartness, and some bready yeast. Maybe a little less tart and a little more sweet than your typical, authentic, Belgian gueuze, but it worked well nonetheless. Drinking very good for 3 years old. Light-medium body, easy drinkability, with a crisp mouthfeel. Nice overall.

02-28-2014 00:05:13 | More by Rifugium
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mdfb79

New York

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

From 09/09/11 notes. Gto to try this at Nigh of the Funk up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a clear dark golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grapes, lightly sour fruits, and a ton of funk/horseblanket. A lot more funky than sour.

t - Tastes of funk, earthy notes, light sour grapes and fruit. Again, has some of that cheesey funk, and more than the sourness, which I really like.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit acedic, but not quite as carbonated as I expected.

o - Overall a pretty good American gueuze and really glad I got to try it. Very funky which I enjoyed; would love to have it again.

09-29-2011 20:13:22 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

03-03-2013 16:46:37 | More by mendvicdog
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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
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