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Allagash Ghoulschip - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 247
Gots: 62 | FT: 5
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this on-tap during the bottle release but decided to wait and review off one of the bottles.

Pours a clear golden/orange color, large white fizzy head that fades quickly to get out of the way, not much lacing though.

Smell has a nice mix of sourness, funky brett, a woody oak presence that adds a nice complexity, not picking up much of the pumpkin or even molasses that they added.

Taste has the right balance of sour tartness, woody barrel character, funked up malt, slight earthy presence possibly from the added pumpkin even though the pumpkin flavor itself is not evident.

This beer has changed for the better from when I first sampled it. When I had it on-tap it had a very earthy flavor with hardly any sourness to it. While it still has a bit of earthiness, the sourness has perked up quite a bit.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip.

Some what hazy auburn on the pour with a small head at first that dissipates into a ring, then into nothing. Tiny bubbles can be seen dancing to the top.

Lemony tartness with horse blanket following soon after. Pretty funky. Smells almost like a gueuze to me, I am having trouble detecting the pumpkin and seeds. Molasses is nowhere to be found either. Never the less, the beer is pleasant smelling.

Sharply tart on the tongue at first, then moves into nice notes of horsey and earthy funk. Barnyard is strong in the flavors. As well as tart, lactic acid flavors. A bit cheesy with nice lemon puckering like flavors to back it up.

Medium bodied with plenty of drying. Spritzy in it's carbonation

Great funk and tart flavors, hardly a pumpkin beer. Was incredibly excited to finally try one of the coolship beers from Allagash. Can't wait for the fruited ones.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of erlenmeyer
1/5  rDev -76.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Mikeymikee.

Orange amber with brown highlights. Small off white head. Nice tart nose. Not much pumpkin but still pleasant. Tart citrus with a hint of maltiness. Modest spice profile. Flavor is lightly tart with a touch of pumpkin. The pumpkin spices are easily picked up. Light body. Very nice wild. Nothing earth shattering but solid a effort. Maybe time will help things. Luckily I have more.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KHM
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay and Paul for bringing it to Evo.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden/brown color with a very small tan head with little lacing.

S: Reminds me of pumpkin seeds actually, some pumpkin spice, with cinnamon and nutmeg, a little bit of molasses, and a little bit of funk.

T: More pumpkin, not as much spice as the aroma, but definitely there. A little bit of barnyard funk, and slightly sour. Very earthy.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. In terms of sour/tartness, on the lower side.

O: A nice wild ale, not overly sour, but I think that works well with the flavors in this beer, the pumpkin and spices.

Allagash Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.