Coolship Resurgam | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coolship Resurgam is a blend of both old and young unfruited spontaneous beer. The name comes from the motto of our fair city, Portland, Me. It means "I shall rise again". Coolship Resurgam won a Silver medal at the 2010 GABF.

a blend of this one-, two-, and three-year old spontaneously fermented beer. The finished beer has aromas of apricot, lemon zest, and candied fruit. Notes of tropical fruit and flavors of funk lead to a clean, tart and dry finish.

Added by gregc on 06-02-2010

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle dated Aug, 31 2017

This is incredible and ranks up there with beers I've had from Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen. Tart, apple, funk. And refreshing as hell.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden in the glass, spontaneously fermented in open air like its Belgian brethren. Just when you think this beer is going to give you the tart facial wince, it stops there with a rush of fruit flavors. A+ for style points!

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Photo of Samact
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2015 Jan 19.

Bubbly orange and lemon body color, with excellent glow and opaque appearance. Good amount but not excessive carbonation streams also. Soapy and fleeting head, with a minimal light collar.

Real nice aroma. Touches of soft oak almost cake like with soft acidity of fruit apricot and peach. Lots of soil earthy tones on this as well.

Very tasty palate. Soft acidity with light fruity flavors of peach and apricot. Chewy body with an excellent malt flavor of cake and almost cookie dough. Good zesty finish as well, gives a kind of grapefruit rind chewy flavor as well.

Great stuff!

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Photo of baklo
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottle.

Pours semi-hazy orange with minimal head.

On the nose, I get green apple, dry white wine, subtle oak, and zippy funk.

The taste opens with green apple, peach, and pear and finishes with pilsner malt, generic hops, and firm lemon rind. The mouthfeel is dry, with some fleshy/juicy impressions layered on top.

Overall, 4.25/5. The pilsner malt and generic hoppy character kind of drag down the fruit flavors, but it's ultimately a very well-crafted beer.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Aug 31, 2017

A: Pale gold with some light haze from the wheat
S: Plum, hay, light acidity, oak, white pepper, vanilla, earthy Brett, stone fruit, musty
T: Hay, oak, vinous, young plum, apricot, funky, balanced acidity, earthy Brett, barnyard
M: Light -medium with soft carbonation and a dry finish
O: Very complex and impressive for an American gueuze-inspired beer. Big barnyard and funk presence

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Photo of bluehende
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbertsch
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big on flavor. Lots of tropical fruit and funk, but honestly the beer could benefit from a little subtlety. Its flavor is a little aggressive but it's still enjoyable in small doses.

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Photo of pagriley
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, obtained at brewery, dated Aug. 29, 2017 - poured into a Belgian tulip at 44F.

Pours a clear to hazy slightly tarnished brass color. Generates a finger of white sudsy head, that sticks around surprisingly long, before receding to a spotty film and thick collar. Dozens of beautiful streams of ultra-fine carbonation are feeding that collar.

Nose has that signature Allagash barrel treatment aroma, with notes of apple, white grape, pear, french new oak, and some light mulling spice. Clove, cinnamon, as well as some lesser allspice, nutmeg, and maybe even a touch of anise. Some yeasty barnyard funk as well. The nose actually presents itself much like a wild fermented cider.

Palate shifts quickly into the funky side. Simultaneously, I'm getting Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus character. Some citric tang, some musty overripe bitter, and some acetic bite. Not in that order, no. Lacto tang first, then the acetic bite, and then the brett. It's incredibly complex, with an ever-shifting flavor profile that flashes by in countless waves. A sign of a good wild ale. Alongside the dominant year and bacteria character, I am getting that tart green apple, some pear, white wine, new oak, and mulling spices. There's a very vinous feel to the whole thing. Drinks like a very sour white wine. Some very slight hope notes are tucked in as well. There's just so much going on, and so many flavors and interpretations, it's impossible to adequately describe. Finishes fairly dry, and woody.

Mouthfeel is light to medium light bodied, with a fair to moderate, fine and fizzy effervescence to it. Mostly dry. Reminds me quite a bit of some Flanders red ales.

Overall, I have to give this ale credit for its vast complexity. Perhaps the most complex wild ale I've tried. That being said, even as a fan of wild, funky, and sour, this one leans a bit much for me, particularly on the acetic/vinegar side of things. I generally prefer a more lactic tartness, or musty brett, or just straight up barnyard funk. The acetic sharpness is what gets me, and this one is testing my limits. Had this not been as "vinegary", it'd be stellar, but ad it is, I find it to be a little too sharp, and off-putting. Nevertheless, I can appreciate the complexity of this offering, and I'll go easy on my ratings, because many people are looking for that bite in the style. I went out of my way to get this, and saved it for some time under good conditions, and I'm a little regretful that I didn't go for Cerise. Oh well, maybe next time.

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Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.87/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Notes of tart funky apricot, lemon, oak wine barrel, candied fruit, tropical fruit

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Photo of SABERG
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a dated 8/21/2017 into the test glass
A - A slightly hazy straw color, conceals lazy carbonation. a thin ring of white resides along the glasses perimeter throughout the experience.
S - Sharp start with the acidic side of lemon, funky wet straw, dry white wine, pith, and dusty dirt cellar (in a good way), back to zest of a lemon, and Loire valley wine.
T - After that aromatic introduction, the flavors are more mineral, less tropical fruit, certainly the zest of lemon, but less dominant than the nose. Nice grainy element, tart candied fruit, chalky white wine, and the slightest hint of sulfur, whit peach wraps this up.
M - Medium in body, tart and sweet in near perfect tension, ashen dry finish, with a lingering tangy orange candy Spectacular.
O - What a complex and delightful offering, The body, carbonation and acidity make this a real treat. The aromatics are out of this world. So glad that our favorite shop was able to get some this year. Worth every effort to find

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Photo of JakerLou
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlintB
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaveCash
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nunya
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
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