Coolship Pêche
Allagash Brewing Company

Coolship PêcheCoolship Pêche
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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #53
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,401
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
64
From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
Coolship PêcheCoolship Pêche
Notes: Coolship Pêche marries the delicate flavor of farm-fresh peaches with our Coolship beer’s signature notes of tart funk, apricot, and oak. It ages in french oak wine barrels for roughly two years. To finish, we add fresh, Maine-grown peaches and let the barrels rest for another five months before the beer is ready for bottles.
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked very champagne-like in the glass. Peach flavor was just right, sweet balanced with tart. The oak barrel providing a strong backbone. You can tell the brewer took care and time to bring this to your table. My first Coolship. Definitely not my last!

Jul 07, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Foggy pale orange with a short off-white head that fizzles out quickly to an uneven collar clinging at the opposite edge.

Funky and woody first--it's a unique funk too, nutty and ashy, with slight hints of blue cheese and cashew--the wood is splintery but mild. The effervescently popping medium-light body then lifts tart, lemon-spritzed peach and orange, while the following malt characteristics bring a bit of toasty cracker and biscuit in the background before cleanly disappearing into the semi-dry finish.

May 17, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Pours a lightly hazy deep golden color with a decent sized bone white head that recedes quickly. Lactic earthy spicy funk with pretty solid hit of peachy stone fruit and rind. Pretty nice

Apr 29, 2020
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Apellonious from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/24/2019, poured into a tulip glass, a golden orange with a slight haze and a half finger of white head. Aroma is tart, peach and pear. Taste has some tart peach, bubblegum, some wood/ oak notes, lemon. Some musty funk buried underneath that comes out more as it warms. The feel is medium light, medium high level of carbonation that moderates as it warms. Peachy.

Mar 28, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz corked and caged bottled 1/24/19. Opened 3/14/20.
Solid pop upon uncorking.
1 finger white head recedes to a cap after several minutes. Yellow gold and opaque but bright against a light. No lacing.
A lactic twang of tartness in the nose. Wood character and a vinous quality. Good barnyard. Unripe / sour fruit (peach - stone fruit) aroma.
Blast of sour fruit and funk in the initial sip. Lively and tart fruit peach, apricot, nectarine.
Lively and zingy mouthfeel and carbonation. Lightly sour / highly tart if that makes sense - long finish of fruit and light funk. A pleasure to drink, downed it too quickly and now feel like I should have savored it more.
Outstanding.

Mar 14, 2020
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled Jan 24th 2019.

A nice simple pop from the cork, then the pour makes a good lambic apppearnce. Deep lemon body with a real nice glow. Creamy bright white head, dissolving quickly to a very thin collar. Fine appearing everfesence with ultra thin carbonation in a glowing body.

Aroma hits with exceptional funk. Hits with rich earthy hay and a sense of real thick fruit peach. The beer even smells "fuzzy" like a peach, with a far more reach on tartness than peach sweetness and fruit forward qualities. Earth shines truly here.

Palate is truly soaring above. Big bent in the mid palate of almost champagne like crispness mixing still with thick malt, and a real funky earth flavor. Aftertaste hits with excellent peach fruit juice, and almost playful carbonation but with a thicker malt presence to give an even bigger push to the body.

The balance of malt and fruit sweetness, couple with a giant earth wild funky flavor just makes for a real welcome home run. Gangbusters here for peach fruit fans.

Feb 28, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12.7 fl oz (375 ml) corked and caged bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Date Bottled: Jan. 24, 2019

Nearly crystal clear, brassy yellow appearance. Toward the tail end of the pour, some sediment sneaked into the glass, clouding the liquid ever so slightly. The body was topped by an inch-tall, tight and fluffy, bright white crown that fell to a thick collar. A few drippy patches of lacing trickled down the sides of the glass.

The aroma was really interesting. Crisp, bright and slightly musty. Moderately tart. Touch of barnyard character. Peach notes were apparent and came and went in waves. Hint of sweetness. Some barrel character was also detectable.

The flavor profile was quite different from the nose. Super tart, dry and acidic from start to finish. A pale, crackery malt base anchored the beer. Lots of lemon-like acidity and crisp wheatiness in the center. Touch of bitterness too. Huge oaky barrel notes also appeared here and intensified as the beer moved along the palate. Some leafy hops were noticeable as well. The beer finished bone dry with more lingering bitterness, oaky tannins and acidity.

Terrific mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, racy effervescence that gave the beer a light, fluffiness on the palate. Almost a bit Champagne-like. By the drink’s end, the acids in the beer felt as if they were stripping the enamel off my teeth.

Coolship Pêche is an interesting beer overall, though I found the oaky dryness and acidity to be rather excessive. If the peach notes were allowed to shine through more, this could have been pretty amazing.

Feb 28, 2020
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mynie from Maryland

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I lived in New England for 2.5 years and could never find this. I went to the Allagash brewery 3 times and this was never in stock (the one time I flat-out asked the girl didn't know what I was talking about). And then, out of nowhere in December of 2019, I find a bottle just sitting on a shelf in Towson, Maryland. Huh.

I really dig the minimalist, heavy-serif bottle art. Reminds me of one of them alt-advertising campaigns that were designed to appeal to jaded Gen Xers in the 90s. The pour, however, is a bit limp. It's a hazy beer with some light fizz but no real head.

The aroma isn't as "punch you in the face" aggressive as most contemporary sours but it possesses an exquisite amount of depth and zero off nodes. Dry white wine, grape musk, peach nectar, and oak aging. So dry but somehow so juicy. Just fantastic.

The flavor, while wonderful, doesn't quite deliver. Bone dry up front moving into an aggressively tart yeast funk with rounded, peach-heavy fruit nodes rushing in toward the end and leaving behind a wonderfully quenching finish.

Feb 25, 2020
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HattedClassic from Virginia

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

The beer pours a heavy white and bubbly head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is a clear pale and metallic gold that looks very nice.

The smell is good. It has a good tart note with a sweet apricot note to it. It's nothing fancy but a nice apricot with a bit of funk to it that works well.

The taste is basically the same. It's a delicious apricot with a nice funk bite at the end of the beer.

The feel is good. It has a light body and tingling carbonation to it alongside a dry finish.

Overall, an enjoyable beer and very refreshing.

Jan 12, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spilt with rudzud
Light fizzy foamy head with decent retention for a sour, touch of lacing, hazy blond golden color

Nose fair funk, typical coolship and souring funk, subtle soft sourness and funk, big peach, nice balance

Taste brings more coolship smooth funk, rounded and balanced, little buttery oaky but also yeasty, bready and gritty, then stone fruit peach, fair funk, dry gritty a little astringent and weird bitterness, flemmy dry astringent gritty finish

Mouth is med bod, higher fluffy carb, fair acidity, gritty and a little astringent

Overall eh, prob my least favorite of all the coolship beers, base was weird, yeasty, bitter, astringent, and peach didn't balance it enough

Jan 11, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Split with JLindros. Enjoyed at Red Pepper.

A - Poured into a wine glass a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a thick halo.

S - Big aromas of Belgian esters, bright peach juice, nice malts and good fruity elements and light tart aroma.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice bright floral peach, pleasant...and then all the bad stuff happens. Buttery oak, huge yeast, big dough and almost fusel combined with a weird almost solvent finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little crisp nice finish.

O - Overall this was a solid enough beer, good peach but the negatives here are just enormous. Would not buy again.

Serving Type: bottle

Jan 11, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Let it warm to proper lambic temperature! Cloudy bright amber with a white cap that eventually settles into a ring. Peach, oak, blue cheese funk, barnyard funk, hay, vinegar, and very faint lemon and apple. Taste on first sip was peach and funk, with some hay and citrus amongst the wild yeast. By the bottom of the glass sip it was primarily funk, especially the blue cheese, with the peach and oak adhering nicely, so rating is in between. Feel is bright, not syrupy but more viscous for the lambic style, funk and oak define beer as it warms.

Jan 04, 2020
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into an Allagash tulip glass. Thanks Emily for this beer.

Pours a straw yellow, hazy body with a big frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave good retention and lacing.

On the nose, Stone fruits and tart fresh peaches, citrus peels, sour fruit candy rings, lightly funky.

On the tongue it’s perfectly tart, stone fruits and dry sour peaches, peach rings, dry fruit peels, finishing with tart lemon and peaches. Refreshing and light, high carbonation.

Delicious beer, nicely balanced, on the tart side.

Jan 01, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Love the Coolships! This beer is great. Instead of yamering. I will just say that this beer and this series is right there, swimming nip to nip with Belgian lambics and Gueuzes .

Dec 07, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

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

Bottled 1/24/19; drank 12/4/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

An even pour yielded a small bright white head; minimal lace.

Peach, oak & mild funk notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart peach and a dry, carbonated bite on the finish; the nose was more soft & complex but the flavor was a bit blunt.

Not terrible, but Farm To Face was a better execution in my opinion.

Dec 05, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. corked and caged bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Nose is pure funk. I get notes of hay, stonefruit pit, tart peach flesh, sawdust and plastic. As close to lambic as I've seen from an American brewery. Beer opens tart peach flesh. A touch of bitter skin in the middle with the pit coming at the back. This one breaks down every aspect of the fruit. Some slight ethanol on the second sip with a vinegar tartness towards the finish. Puckering with a tart juiciness in the aftertaste. Intensely tart and real acidic. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down dry and puckering. Lingering aftertaste.

Solid but a touch on the acidic side. Flavor profile is unfortunately a bit one-dimensional also.

Dec 04, 2019
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DBosco from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle, dated 1/24/19. Cloudy (but clear at short depths) gold with slight head that settles to a film. Smell is very nice, clear fermented fruit with some acidity. Taste is tart moderately sour peach apricot with light oak. Feel is very good, moderate carbonation that lasts pretty well. Overall, this is very good and matches Allagash's other wild Coolship ales.

Dec 03, 2019
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden. Lots of cheesy funk and stone fruit on the nose. It's funky and dry. There's some nice, as Troy Casey would say, cinnamonic character on the finish. It is tart without the abrasive acidity. The juicy peach character comes on the finish. This isn't the greatest tasting spontaneous beer or fruited spontaneous beer, but there is intrigue and it isn't too acidic.

Nov 27, 2019
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle, dated 1/24/19, poured into a flute

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger fast fading head.

S- Sour, lemons, bandaids, peaches, peach skins, nice slightly musty barnyard funk, some oak.

T- Sour, peaches, lemons, some oak, barnyard funk, touch of wheat.

M- Smooth, light body, dry.

O- A nice lambic, great peach flavors, nice amount of funk, easy to drink.

Nov 26, 2019
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It looks very tasty with lacing and bubbles staying around. I usually expect there to be more carbonation on these lambics than other beers and you can see it a bit and taste it on your tongue. The smell is wonderful with peach flavors and funk. The taste is sour (not overwhelmingly so) with a dry finish and tons of complexity to savor. This stands up to any of the great Belgian breweries. I'm so excited to see the Coolship series in Chicago finally and will snag more until I'm broke because they're never cheap.

Nov 16, 2019
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge fan of the Coolship series, especially the standard and Red. Also love Farm to Face. Which made me simultaneously excited to give this a try but also perplexed at why it didn’t impress.

Peach is a powerful fruit and its presence alters the funky and leathery taste of Coolship that I love. At the same time it doesn’t give that fruity and tart 1-2 comdo punch to the gums that Farm to Face does so exceptionally well.

Elements of both wihout improving on either.

Feb 03, 2019
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