Allagash Ghoulschip - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +16%
Had this amazing beer last night at the Cask fest at Novare Res. Description said this beer was made with natural, wild yeast and pumpkin on their koelship. Aged in a barrel, served on cask. Was able to have two 5oz samples of this, served in a pint glass
A: Light peach/orange in color. Some frothy head that doesn't stay around that long. Very limited lacing
S: Nice light funkiness starts this one off. Also some belgian yeast and sour... something. What I loved the most about this though was the pumpkin. Just pumpkin, no spices to get in the way
T: Just as the nose, starts with a funkiness. The pumpkin flavor really comes out, but again there isn't the normal large presence of spice, nutmeg, etc accompanying it. Just a slight sweetness. Not overly tart, but enough to let you know it's there
M: I'd say it was medium to full bodied. Very soft, not surprising since it was cask. Light carbonation
D: Of the three koelship beers I've had, this is definitely my favorite. I love pumpkin beers but often find the spices to be to much, so drinking this was almost like a dream come true. It's a shame that this beer may never be made again. Fingers crossed
09-25-2010 13:42:35 | More by Brez07
4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
Type: American Ale/Pumpkin Ale
Color: Amber. Very cloudy.
Body: Moderately carbonated. Very flavorful.
Head: Very small white head that does not leave much lace but really improves the taste.
Taste: Delicious! Very tart at first but turns gingery very quickly. Almost tastes like a cider in the middle. Pumpkin seeds were very prominent and separate from the pumpkin flavor. Dry but smooth finish.
Aroma: Very complex. Prominent pumpkin flavors with molasses and spice finish.
overall this was an amazing beer. This perfectly personifies the fall season with a perfect fall beer. The bottle itself was classic Allagash, corked and pretty. I have tried Allagash Curieux and Allagash Dubel and Tripel before and the Ghoulschip takes the cake. I did notice that once the beer became warm you could distinctly taste each component in this craft beer. The seeds definitely gave it a flavor I have never tried before. I am counting the days before I can purchase another bottle next year.
11-17-2011 01:53:35 | More by viaingo
4.83/5 rDev +15.6%
Had this the first time at CBC on Halloween night 2009(yes 2009 the log maybe lasted 10 minutes). The early release hadn't taken much of the wild yeast/bacteria flavors yet and it was a year ago so this review is not that. More recently had it on cask at NERAX North at the Tap in Haverhill. Now the funk has taken hold and in a great way as it still has enough residual sweetness to handle it. Great sour beer that came across more like a gueze than anything else.
11-18-2010 07:12:36 | More by cavman
4.8/5 rDev +14.8%
Drinking my first bottle from the release on 11/9/11
Pours from the bottle a slightly hazy amber color. Decent head with not much lacing. Good looking beer though.
Smell is fantastic! Very strong sour/funk smell upfront. Just a very tart yet nice aroma.
Taste was definitely the most enjoyable aspect of this beer. Sweet, tart, sour immediately upfront in the taste. Pumpkin notes come out as the beer sits and warms. Definitely up there with my favorite wilds.
Mouthfeel was very enjoyable as well. Moderate carbonation with a dry feel throughout and dryness after.
Loved this beer! Very happy that I attended the release and got multiple bottles.
11-10-2011 04:17:49 | More by Pete27lax
4.75/5 rDev +13.6%
12.7 oz bottle poured into Allagash Coolship tumbler. Dated September 2011.
A: Pours a completely opaque caramel orange with tangerine highlights. 1-finger head dies into a slim cap.
S: Geuze-like hay, followed by honey and molasses. WTF in a good way.
T: Vinegary and tart up front; pineapple and citrus mingle. Quickly, this turns into middle and finish that is dominated by dry(?!) caramel and dry(?!) molasses respectively. Just gorgeous.
M: Medium-high carbonation. The molasses finish gives this a tongue-coating mouthfeel that really makes this beer in my opinion.
O: I've been lucky enough to have multiple tastes of this beer over the course of the past year and a half or so, this being the second bottle that I've opened since the release on Monday. Is it amazing? Yes. Do I wish this wasn't a one-off? You better believe it. Being an unfruited lambic, Ghoulschip is the closest thing to a geuze that I've tried from Allagash. And it's beautiful.
Sex on a stick. Find.
11-04-2011 03:07:50 | More by sk8man121
Allagash Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.