Coolship Cerise | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

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:
#740
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
318
pDev:
8.8%
Bros Score:
4.92
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
78
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 56
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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Photo of anteatr23
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

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear pink with touches of yellow around the edges. The nose is loads of funk, oak and cherry sweetness. The taste brings notes of cherries, oak and funkiness with a nicely tart finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied and not overly drying. Overall, the balance and complexities are on point here. The cherry sits more in the back ground than I expected, which is the only detractor. In the end, it's something I would never hesitate to grab again.

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Photo of ScientificSquill
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sweemzander
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PHBoiler
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drinking the latest 2016 batch on 12/31/16. Cherry pie. Biscuit. Spice. Cherries. Beautiful rose color. Carb is continual throughout the drinking experience. Flavors really pop as it warms. Almost a hint of cinnamon and definite pie crust with the tart cherries. A balanced tartness from the natural fermentation.

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Photo of chefduff2
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

375ml cork and caged bottle, dated 12/21/2015. Cork comes out with a large pop. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a slightly cloudy darker reddish body with an orange hue; one finger white head with good retention, not much lacing. Smells of rich cherry skin and tannins, oak, and mild funk. Touch of lemon is in the back as well. A bit of mineral, but the dominant aroma is cherry skin. Flavour does follow; tannic with moderate cherry skin tartness and a bit of cherry flesh; back is touch of lemon and leather, a bit more oak and a mild funk to it. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, slightly yogurty, moderate acetic acidity with cherry skin and funk on the finish. A very nice cherry AWA that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of Hendry
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 318 ratings