Allagash Coolship Cerise | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
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310 Ratings
Allagash Coolship CeriseAllagash Coolship Cerise
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
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
478
Gots:
77
For Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of sweemzander
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PHBoiler
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wroywel
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BNarc
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very funky on the nose with a faint cherry presence.

The taste is a mix of wet hay, barnyard, earth, and bitter grapefruit flavor that fades to tart cherry.

Overall, not at all what I expected. Definitely the funkiest of the Allagash beers.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tukiluka
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beer is a wonderful pink-red glow with little to no translucence. A big sniff pulls a strong scent of sharp and sour cherry. The taste is magnificent. Strong and sweet comstock cherries with outlandish funk that finishes with a strong, puckering sour that dries out the mouth and polishes out the flavor. The sour finish recedes into an oaky depth that rounds out the drinking experience. Sweet cherry to extreme funk to puckering sour, supported by barrel finish. A professionally crafted beer. Beer has strong carbonation, and the sourness creates a dry finish that dares you not to take another sip. Allagash is really flexing their muscles here. A nearly perfect American version of a Belgian specialty.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: This beer is a pale pink with a light pink/white head that doesn't stick around. S: Cherries, Allagash funk, hay, musty basement, oak, and wine-like. T: Juicy sweet and sour cherries. A bunch of grassy, earthy notes with some vinegar tartness. M: Medium with some stinging carb. Dry on the back end. O: Probably the best or damn near close to the best cherry sour I've had. Goes toe to toe with the Belgian krieks and I think it comes out on top. Just an absolute delight

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Photo of happyreefer
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of corysmith01
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bootdown21
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Allagash Coolship Cerise from Allagash Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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