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Allagash Ghoulschip - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 237
Gots: 56 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

lakersfan16, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of thebigredone
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

thebigredone, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank an an Allagash tasting with all the others. Beer is brown with a mild haze but no real head to speak of.

Aroma is mild woody and some lactic sourness but overall it is rather mild.

Not my favorite of the bunch, the pumpkin seeds come through a little but not much. It is an interesting beer though. I'd have it again maybe in the future. Sourness is mild, mostly at the back of hte palate where the finish is dry.

drabmuh, Dec 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

denimdemon, Dec 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

mdillon86, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jopais for the hookup with this one. 375ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear orange color with a white ring of lace holding across the top. Some spots of lace stick to the glass along with thin fingers.

The smells is tart and fruity. Cheese comes to mind along with footy funk and lots of it as it warme up. It has a hint of something along the lines of apple cider and some phenolics like plastic.

The tastes a also a bit reminescent of cider. Some sour fruit esters blend with funky cheese. Across the back it is tropical and earthy. There is a bit ofnresidual sugar and caramel grain inclusion to round things out.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is easy drinking and a unique creation. At no point did I feel like I was drinking a pumpkin ale by any traditional stretch. However, I wouldnt hesitate to have this again. For what it is, I enjoyed it.

stakem, Nov 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

bobv, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mkeene78, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

kscaldef, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike!

The beer appears orange with a mild haze and a small, fizzy head. The aroma brings wild yeast, tart apples, oak. Nice flavor, though I couldn't pick out any pumpkin or squash character. Lactic finish with mild acidity. A bit of pucker. Fairly light in body and easy to drink. Another tasty wild ale from Allagash.

Huhzubendah, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mothman, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mildly hazy dark orange in color. Forms a moderate sized, bubbly head that reduces to a bubbly collar. No lacing.

S: Aroma is rather sweet and floral along with notes of pumpkin flesh and a light bit of vinegar.

T: Taste is lightly sweet, floral, and pumpkiny, though not pumpkiny in the traditional beer sense. Mildly vegetal (in a good way) with a bit of pumpkin seed bitterness and a touch of lemon acidity.

M: Very dry. Bitterly dry. Light bodied with lower carbonation.

O: A rather different beer, though as someone whom is not a fan of either sours or pumpkin beers, I can say that I appreciated that this beer was neither a traditional sour nor a traditional pumpkin beer. Overall, I ended up liking this beer much more than I expected to.

Florida9, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

2011. Sour kicked up. Gourd flavor to smooth it out at the end. Solid.

Davepoolesque, Oct 30, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at AndrewK’s tasting.

Bottled 9/2011.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some slight spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild tartness and acidic finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink but I am not getting any pumpkin in the smell or taste.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

AndrewK, Oct 28, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from a 1 year old bottle. Ghoulship pours a hazy amber with a small fizzy head. The foam fades quickly leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is funky with notes of sour apple, oak, and a touch of vanilla.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth with mild carbonation. The flavor is tart with sour apple notes followed by some malt sweetness. A touch of citrus and a hint of spice is detected at the end. Once gone the tart fruit flavor lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty funky beer. Not as tart as other beers and quite drinkable. After a year the beer held up very well.

WanderingFool, Oct 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

PatGreer, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless snifter.

Big thanks to Florida9 for sharing this bottle!

I feel this stuff went well with the spooky decor (wink! inside joke)... It pours a lightly hazy gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, brett, light powdered sugar, pumpkin shell, and sweet carrot. The taste holds notes of sharp, funky lemon, light gouda, toasted pumpkin seeds, cardamom, and a hint of clove. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sticky finish. Overall, a pretty tasty sour, though it comes across a tad thin to me. Beyond that, though, the complexity is very nice, if a bit oddball.

TMoney2591, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

shoyoroll, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

FullObs, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Auror, Sep 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

yossarian14, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jaasen64, Sep 08, 2012
Allagash Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.