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Allagash Ghoulschip - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash GhoulschipAllagash Ghoulschip

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

200 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 200
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 224
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brez07 on 09-25-2010)
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erlenmeyer

Maine

1/5  rDev -76.1%

01-11-2012 13:46:39 | More by erlenmeyer
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Mudawg

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -64.1%

06-06-2012 22:49:50 | More by Mudawg
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

11-15-2011 12:22:15 | More by AleWatcher
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a murky orange/amber color with an off-white head. Smells very metallic. Not really any pumpkin, but I guess that’s not that big of a surprise. Some lactic tartness to it, maybe a little bit of oak and fruit (apple). The flavor is also quite metallic, which just really ruins the beer. Some tartness and oak, lightly tannic. Not really much going on and not all that enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 20:27:39 | More by womencantsail
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

01-08-2013 23:01:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-10-2012 03:23:05 | More by Soonami
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-04-2012 17:14:31 | More by claspada
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

11-09-2013 00:36:57 | More by AlexFields
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-04-2012 17:59:58 | More by Jwale73
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

08-18-2012 12:46:42 | More by t0rin0
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance: The beer itself is a murky tangerine orange color with a brown center. Splotches of head exist instead of a real head.

Smell: Lemon zest, barnyard funk, dry pumpkin, and some fall spices.

Taste: It is sweet and sour up front but not overly sour, with lemon zest combining with the dry malt up front. Pumpkin, clove, and allspice contribute to a dry, pumpkin tartness that combines a bit of malt and lemon zest at the end.

Mouthfeel: It starts medium bodied with a soft creamy sweetness, then slowly becomes more acetic, dries out and finishes with a lighter body. A bit of residue sits on the inside of my lips.

Overall: This is not my favorite sour. The other guys in my tasting group liked it better than me.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:53:55 | More by KickInTheChalice
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from a recent tasting, courtesy of daryk77 - thanks man! The date was on the bottle, I just didn't happen to write it down.

Poured into a snifter. Light pumpkin hazy orange, with an eddy of white head that wraps the beer in a thin ring. Some retention on this.

Nose is an unmistakable sour ale, with good funk, musk, lactic acid, citrus. There is a mild sweetness lingering in the back, but I doubt I would have recognized this as pumpkin if I hadn't read it on the bottle.

This is a great sour ale to be sure, but where's the pumpkin? The sour base is quality - puckery sour, loads of lactic and funky goodness - but that sweet pumpkin counter just wasn't there.

For a brew that pushed the pumpkin content so, I was quite let down by this lacking. I guess I had something more specific in mind that just wasn't there. Perhaps what I got was precisely what the seeds and oak were going to add to this brew. If that is the case, then, the combination didn't really add anything to the complexion for me. Not a bad beer at all, just not what I was looking for.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 15:20:32 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Armsby Abbey last week, an Allagash rarity I've always been intrigued by.

Pours into an Allagash glass a hazy orangish-brown with a small white head, it retains pretty well leaving some lace.

Scent yields lots of lactic+bretty bug notes, tartness, bready notes.

Like the smell it's kind of a simple wild ale but it works. Lactic notes definitely stick out still with plenty of bretty bugs. Pumpkin seed, light spice and some toastiness come out with warmth adding some complexity. Medium amount of sourness, pretty easy drinking for the style.

Decent mouthfeel, highish carbonation, could be a bit more full.

Overall a pretty interesting beer. The pumpkin seeds give it a unique feel, but without them this may be just an average wild ale, could use more layers, but certainly worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 16:23:52 | More by Chico1985
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at NotF poured into a sampling glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a very small white head thy fades fast. Nose is a bit of that pumpkin flavor but it's not over the top, it's mellow.

Taste does have some pumpkin sweetness to it but it's not super strong. It's got a nice funky bite to it but it's really mellowed by the pumpkin. Mouthfeel is light and slightly sweet, with a creamy finish, very unique.

Serving type: cask

11-07-2010 16:38:07 | More by kingcrowing
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

01-15-2012 03:20:32 | More by acurtis
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-03-2013 18:01:34 | More by Kmlund
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-08-2014 04:22:12 | More by GRG1313
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-30-2012 12:58:09 | More by mdillon86
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-01-2013 13:39:04 | More by Massbmx
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-16-2014 03:30:51 | More by funkyaudio
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-30-2012 18:32:32 | More by Davepoolesque
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-07-2012 00:51:29 | More by ms11781
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-26-2013 03:05:17 | More by CypherEnigma
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whartontallboy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-05-2012 05:32:59 | More by whartontallboy
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jburke87

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-18-2012 23:00:24 | More by jburke87
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Allagash Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.