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Allagash 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:
#162
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
576
pDev:
6.89%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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1,008
Gots:
104
Trade:
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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a reddish color beer with a nice pink foamy head with limited retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with cherry notes and light oak presence. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with cherry and oak notes with some more dominant then expected acidity. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable but maybe more acidic notes then I cared for.

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Photo of santa216
3.38/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OntheLambic
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fireazzi
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shogun250
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mildly funky aroma, some oak, big fruity sour raspberry taste. Nice feel. Not too complex.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avas
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Slightly hazy strawberry hue; fine, rappidly vanishing head, no lacing, appropriate per style; straw, cut grass, and root cellar funk with cherries, raspberries and stone fruit jams with pie crust in the nose; light and appropriate carbonation, pleasant added viscosity from residual sugar that leaves a slight tongue coating cloying sensation in the finish.

Overall: Mama's fresh cherry pie on the farm, taken in late summer over lunch in the cool shade of the barn, with the grassy aroma of a fresh hay cutting in the breeze.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rate #3999!

Pours a beautiful strawberry red, with a small pink head that quickly dissipates. Lots of lively carbonation can be seen.

The aroma burst forth with raspberries, but there's a lot more going on here! Pie crust, must, cobwebs in an old basement, and bright, citric acidity. Freshly cut hay is there, but then gets overtaken by cherry and raspberry pie! I could get lost just smelling this beer! Delightful!

Acid and funk play off each other, while the raspberry plays a secondary role. The resident microflora are the stars of the show here, and they put on quite a performance. It's quite puckering, but also dry, which brings you back for more. Raspberry and crusty malt round this out well.

Fairly bracing acidity, with a fairly full body for the style and abv. A good amount of carbonation, and a dry finish.

This really is a treat, and proof that not all American Wild Ales aren't just sour bombs, they can have deep complexity, reminiscent of Iambic. That said, if they could slightly dial back the acidity they would really have a beer that rivals the best sours in the world!

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Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 drank on 10/19/2017

L-light red, minimal head and lacing
S-funky and fruit and tart, nice oak too
T-follows the nose, very funky and fruity

F-medium tartness that lingers a little harsh. Funky and drinkable

O-great beer. Really enjoyable

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.14/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buking21
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dadthew
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEEPOP
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blazer22
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 576 ratings
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