Allagash Coolship Red | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Coolship RedAllagash Coolship Red
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
Ratings:
532
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.52%
 
 
Wants:
999
Gots:
90
For Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 532 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of straightlambic
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of happyreefer
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyTibbs
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love raspberries, so this review is a bit biased toward this beer. That being said, Red is my favorite Allagash product to date. From the moment I popped the cork, the raspberry aroma punched me in the nose & I knew it wouldn't let me down. Pours a nice red, perfect tartness & that raspberry flavor is just incredible.

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Photo of mig100
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
3.09/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sheppard
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

We did a back to back of 2015 and 2016 CSR so this is a review of both. The 2015 was a little darker, both had this watermelon like look, with the brighter 2016 more along those lines. Both in color and that sort of faintness near the top of the glass. Musty aroma. Not too acidic. Balanced and approachable with good raspberry character. Some wash rind cheese that I've noticed in Allagash's Coolship beers. The 2016 had a little soapiness and was grainy on the finish, which I wonder if it will improve with time. I liked the 2015 better overall.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Jamato14
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ErrandWolfe
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justin82
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMCimpi
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage, so has a little bit over a year on it
A: I wish I could post a picture of this beer. It's red, hazy with a little head that dissipates quickly. Streams of tiny bubbles just streaming up the sides of the glass. S: Funky raspberry, basement, rotten hay, and oak. Everything you want out of a sour. T: Starts with a sweet raspberry, flowing into this sour bite, going into the end with a little more sweet raspberry and oaky dryness to clean the palate. M: It's moderate with some stingy carb that helps with the clean finish of this beer. O: A beer I've wanted to try so badly and I'm not disappointed at all. These beer is so well balanced. This is so reminiscent of LPF.

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Photo of TravisMason
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frekky
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of julielynndubee
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy garnet with a thick soapy band of lacing around the edges of the glass as the head recedes. Nose expresses cherry notes, a light medicinal quality and dish soap. Taste follows nose - there is a distinct suggestion of Palmolive in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body and mildly acidic with an effervescent carbonation. A solid beer despite the soapiness; however, I don't see this cellaring well.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split a bottle with a local fellow beer geek recently. Beautiful deep red pour and a nice light tart flavor. Would love to get more of these! Solid stuff!

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Photo of grahuba
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Allagash Coolship Red from Allagash Brewing Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 532 ratings.
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