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Allagash Ghoulschip - Allagash Brewing Company

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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 252
Gots: 64 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Brez07 on 09-25-2010

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Ratings: 235 | Reviews: 64
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3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
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 -4.5%

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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice. This one pours a hazy orange color with a finger of creamy beige head. It settles leaving some soapy lace.

The aroma has a rich pumpkin smell to it with a lemongrass type aroma. Lots of sourness here with some good funk. Good pure pumpkin flavor with a finish that is sweet and tart. The molasses comes through nicely with a good tart funky finish.

The body is light with good carbonation. Even seems a little creamy. Overall really awesome stuff here. Nice to see some new stuff being done with pumpkins.

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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a Surly Darkness glass. Huge thanks to JAHMUR for sharing this spontaneously fermented treat.

A: Cloudy orange body with a thin, dense layer of ultra-fine tan bubbles. Nice.

S: Pure sourness. Lemony acidity, grassy funk, and flinty earthiness. Smells like a genuine Lambic. Bravo.

T: Lemon sourness up front, with some malt and, yes, pumpkin, joining in midway through. Grassiness on the finish. Clean, tasty, tart, and great.

M: Ultra soft, ultra fine, and nicely carbonated. Delicate, velvety, luxurious.

O: Terrific sour. I was hugely disappointed with this beer when I tried it at Night of the Funk a couple years back, but this bottle is nothing short of spectacular. If this is a sign of how Allagash's koelschip program is shaping up, I'm incredibly excited. Definitely ISO whatever else they release in this series.

Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Corked and caged bottle poured into my tulip at cellar temperature. Huge thanks to phingdong for sharing a bottle with me. After having the Allagash coolship offerings at NOTF, I am beyond excited to try this.

Appearance: Bright orange in color. The first pour is almost all beige foam. Initial three finger head recedes into a nice lacing. A touch cloudy as well.

Aroma: Lemon, brett funk, tart green apples, and a touch of oak. Minimal pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, and a nice bit of molasses. Nice tartness overall.

Taste: The tartness of the aroma is there, but this is definitely sweeter. Molasses and roasted pumpkin backing add a nice layer. Lemon, tart green apple and a nice dry funk. More funky than sour from my estimation. Oak from the barrel is present too. Nicely balanced and not overly sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light mouthfeel. On the lighter side of carbonation.

Overall, a nice, well done American wild. Nice balance of sweet sour and funk. The pumpkin is minimal, but not really needed. I wish this trended more on the sour side, but the nice funk notes make up for it. I am really glad I got to try this.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to SpdKilz for the share at the FFF Anniversary party.

A - Golden-orange colored beer that is pretty clear. A finger of off-white head that left some nice stick on the sides.

S - Very tart, it has the smell of a good American Wild. I was thinking Pumpkin Beer but it's not quite what expected. There is a decent bit of molasses and pumpkin seeds, with maybe a little bit of pumpkin meat.

T - Very tart with some pumpkin seeds, molasses, and maybe some light caramel. It's a light smelling beer that isn't particularly fruity, but is nicely sour. Pretty good, if different than expected.

M - Semi dry finish, medium bodied, nicely active carbonation.

O - Good take on an American Wild. Might be one of the best Allagash beers I've had. Wouldn't mind drinking this again.

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Allagash Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
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