Coolship Cerise | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coolship Cerise is our spontaneous beer aged with a blend of Maine-grown cherries, including Balaton and Montmorency. Using local cherries makes our Cerise uniquely Maine, just like us.

Added by gregc on 06-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#946
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
328
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Wants:
475
Gots:
85
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2018.

Slightly opaque body appearance with a very grapefruit orange color. Virtually no head on creation and ho collar at all.

Very nice aroma. Large earth aroma on the nose of fresh tilled dirt and light cherry senses. Good pungent acidity and sourness, hints slightly wine like in character.

Palate is superb. Light tart rush of cherries on first sip with real special senses. Mid palate has a good brown flour and almost toast but real nice actually first sweet hint of cherry. Then a good sourness kicks in, but a more impressive clove and spicy peppery like finish to match. More kind of brown spices and interesting malt mix on the finish. Very tight playfully fizz that seems to bring out a pine needle like flavor.

Very impressive wild ale it's hard to put this one into words, but it is truly exceptional.

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Photo of rjp217
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vicirus
3.62/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlintB
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zrayburton
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't been seeking out Krieks a lot but needed to try this as a part of the Coolship series. Probably my favorite use of sweet tart cherry besides Petrus 50/50 (off the top of my head).

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Photo of unclekeith
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samact
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopkrid
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

They got this natural yeast/coolship thing dialed in!

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grover37
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheimbigner
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sparkling pink-amber with a loud fizzy head that settles to a soft, spotty film but can easily be stirred up with a quick swirl. Second half of the bottle will cloud you up.

Smell is wild yet focused sparkling cherry cider mellowed by oaky, earthy, cheesy funk and a little peppery spice. With more time, the smell reminds me of walking through a wild apple orchard with fallen apples underfoot and wildflowers all around--super nostalgic and homey, yet complex.

Whoa, this is very sour at first! Cherry is quickly complemented by a spiced apple cider or apple pie-like flavor, over an excellent, sharp crisp fizz. After acclimating, I taste almond, pie crust, a little acetic oak, and then the cherry comes back in on the finish--bing and black cherry pie, finishing quite dry indeed. Then, long after the swallow, a savory, peppery oakiness blooms on the throat.

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3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled December 21, 2015 and drank March 21, 2017. Pours a bright ruby red with loads of carbonation, fizzy white head from which you can hear the carbonation popping/fizzing. Smells of cherries, oak, wine, with a little sour funk. Taste is sharply sour and bursting with a lemony acid. Oak and cherry are there still, but muted by the initial punch of sour. Finishes dry. Fun beer.

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Photo of jbeervt
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 328 ratings