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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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of woosterbill
4.53/5  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%

Photo of Gosox8787
4.2/5  rDev 0%
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AgentZero
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
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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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

A big thanks to caguiar for this beer. Shared with fellow BA’s in line at the FFF Anniversary Party.

Appearance – A hazy semi-brown/orange color with about an inch of tan head that dissipates at a moderate pace leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Pumpkin spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon mixed with actual pumpkin. Slight oak and barnyard funk; brett and wet hay.

Taste – More pumpkin flavor than I was expecting, and also less tart. The pumpkin flavor is somewhat muted though (you can taste it – just not really pick out specific flavors/spices or what not). The funk is also subdued. There is more of an earthy barnyard quality than funk and tartness.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, lower carbonation.

Overall – A bit disappointed to be honest. I don’t know why but I was hoping this would be somewhat similar to Ichabod 2009. Very easy to drink, just odd that all the flavors were “muted” in a sense. Very curious to see what age will do to my other bottle.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Photo of viaingo
4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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