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Allagash Coolship Resurgam - Allagash Brewing Company

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312 Ratings

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 544
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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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375 mL bottle dated 7/27/2011. Poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Gusher after popping the cork, but it doesn't produce much head when I pour it. Strange. Hazy and wispy.

Smell - Actually smells like a gueuze should. Very strong lactic acidity. Lemon. Strong wheat. A little pepper and some light funk.

Taste - Strong acidic citrus flavors of lemon. Really lemony. A little herbal with some strong hay flavors. Low funk again and a big pepper finish. Very sour.

Mouthfeel - Nicely effervescent. Nice sourness without being overpowering. Low carbonation.

Overall - As good as any American sour I've had. Not as good as the best Belgian counterparts, but fantastic for an American brewery to produce something so authentic tasting.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 19:12:04 | More by Alieniloquium
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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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-06-2012 23:38:15 | More by monitorpop
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2012 20:47:40 | More by Callmecoon
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-25-2012 21:29:54 | More by Khazadum
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-23-2012 23:55:21 | More by rmaste6282
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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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3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

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

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-18-2012 03:08:27 | More by Lob
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-16-2012 12:33:39 | More by trevorpost
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Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-14-2012 01:06:57 | More by Psychmusic
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2012 00:49:56 | More by beermanbrian
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-10-2012 23:56:56 | More by agentzigzag
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-05-2012 22:49:00 | More by stevefinny
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. The nose is super dank with notes of foot (in a sandle), a slight citrusy/lemony bitterness and funk. The taste is a sweet upfront with a great tangerine, grapefruit rind bitterness and tartness that follows. The beer is relatively sweet, medium bodied, but drinkable with a tart, dry finish that lingers. The beer was nearly repulsive with a sample size @ BCTC, but utterly phenomenal with a healthy sample size...get some.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 20:10:16 | More by ThePorterSorter
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New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on 7/28 as a break from the BA DarkLords during the NYC Voltron tasting!!! thanks to gary for hooking up 2 batches of this gem for some side-by-side action. scoring goes to 7/27 as it was superior.

batch 5/25/11
a - murky orange (4)
s - really nice well balanced some tart fruitiness. (4)
t - tart fruitiness. some dull rubber, but really nice. (4)
m - tart, but easy to drink. (4)
o - great sour, a bit rubbery. (4)

batch 7/27/11
a - murky orange (4)
s - like the first batch, but with a citric blast. (4.5)
t - tart fruitiness. some hints of rubber, but not as much as the other batch plus this one has a lot more citric goodness to it. (4.5)
m - still tart, but easier on the palate than the other batch. (4.5)
o - great sour, puckers my mouth...definitely prefer the 7/27 over the 5/25 (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 03:54:37 | More by cosmicevan
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New York

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 7/27/2011. Bottle split 3 ways.

Light amber/hazy straw. Quick white head dissipates with a frothy fizz.

Aroma varies around the table from "sour" to "sweet tart".

Funky, bit of the barn, bit of citrus rind.

Mouthfeel is perfect, light, well carbed, crisp finish.

Overall this is is close to perfect. Really missing something in the aroma, and the taste has such faint notes from the oak that you notice it more for its absence.



Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 21:42:11 | More by CooperEllis
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-31-2012 06:08:24 | More by oldp0rt
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-29-2012 04:01:41 | More by acurtis
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-29-2012 01:38:55 | More by Archemedies
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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened both batches (5/15/2011 & 7/27/2011) alongside each other. Second batch was clearly superior.

Straw-colored, minimal white head. Strong citrus and cheesy aromas wreak from my glass, funky yeast in the background.

Tart, citrusy, pretty acidic but not overly sour. Funky farmhouse yeast, mild bitterness, citrus. Closer to the Belgian gueuze style than most American blenders get. Totally respectable, quite tasty; this is one of the few American sours I think the Belgian blendmasters would actually appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:13:07 | More by brystmar
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2012 03:47:07 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2012 11:43:31 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-17-2012 17:10:03 | More by erlenmeyer
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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
Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
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