Coolship Red | 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): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spontaneous beer aged with raspberries.

Added by gregc on 06-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#176
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
601
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kash2112
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Burgh1328
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cshafer7
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of farnold
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robertjskelton
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pink/red Clear with small white head that recedes immediately. Has medium carbonation.
Smell: Tart, raspberries, cheese, cherry pits, and funk.
Taste: Very tart, raspberries, cheese, and funk.
Mouthfeel: Light with a dry finish.
Overall: A very good wild ale from Allagash.

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Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BColton1
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steban
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a light pink-ish red, fully clear, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells absolutely incredible- jammy and seedy raspberry, both sour and just slightly sweet, with tannic red wine, oak, and a musty funk that's just delightful.

There's a lot to unpack with this beer. It's probably the best beer I've ever had from Allagash- and that's saying quite a lot, as they make awesome beer. The raspberry flavor is bold and beautiful, but miraculously doesn't dominate, as the base beer is slightly prickly, with a warm musty barnyard funk- earthy but inviting. There's some nice oak and red wine flavors as well. This is just so well rounded.

This is light bodied, and really crisp and clean, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

This is absolutely a home run, and one of the best fruited sours in the country.

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Photo of Minusonehxc
4.85/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In many ways this is the beer I’ve been journeying towards since diving into craft beer. A beer that, had I encountered it a few years ago, I would’ve undoubtedly enjoyed it but not to this level of depth.

This beer is unreal.

Sunset-red with an eggshell-white head that fades quickly. Raspberry personified.

Aroma is raspberry purée, leather, green apple, lemon, tart berries, oak and musty attic. Just an incredible aroma that speaks to the complexity of the beer.

Taste is simultaneously tart and fresh fruit and aged woody and earthy ale. An incredible juxtaposition. Fruit-forward and jammy but restrained from the sour blend. Toasted malt in the background, leather in the mix.

Tart, fruity and dry. Wine-like tannins but restrained acidity. World class.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.17/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Jan 19,2017. 6.2% abv
Look - fantastic auburn color no real head
Smell - tart raspberry booze
Taste - not as much raspberry as expected, kind of woody very tart
Feel - medium body with a tingly carb
Overall - pretty good but not worth the price

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.26/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RealDeal
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chad_McCoy213
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light Ruby pour with little head retention.
S: Funky, Raspberries, Sour Cherries, andWatermelon.
T: Tart raspberries, funk, sour cherries.
MF: Thick raspberries tart blast. Thicker Lambic for sure.
O: nice sourness with great aromas and tartness.

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Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 601 ratings