Coolship Resurgam
Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #8
Ranked #399
4.42 | pDev: 7.24%
Sep 19, 2022
Jun 02, 2010
Coolship ResurgamCoolship Resurgam
Notes: Coolship Resurgam is brewed with Pilsner malt, raw wheat, and aged hops. The beer is cooled overnight using outside air temperature in a traditional, large shallow pan known as a coolship. During the cooling process, naturally occurring microflora from the air inoculates the beer, and in the morning, it is transferred into French oak wine barrels where the entire fermentation and aging takes place. Coolship Resurgam is 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.

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.
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Rated: 3.69 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle. Label has 'Packaged: November 2021' for bottling date. Corked and caged.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Very vigorous rising bubble show. One finger of frothy, small bubble head. No lacing.
Aroma of leather, tobacco, horse blanket and barnyard funk. Apricot fruit with a little lemon. Has a touch of oak barrel.
Taste of spontaneous funk, and it is quite tart. Quite a bit of lemon (and other citrus such as pineapple and sour orange), with some apricot. Has an oak tannin note at the end. Brisk in the aftertaste.
LIvely mouth feel. Crisp and dry finish. Big carbonation.
Well blended gueuze with citrus, stone fruit, and oak tannin flavors. More subtle funk characteristics in the nose than in the taste
Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000

3.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nucleated Tulip
Look: Semi-hazy dark yellow pouring a 1.5 finger head. which dissipated into a ring with moderate lacing
Smell: Smells strongly of a sour with hints of malt, oak,
Taste: Very tart. hint of malt, citus, oaky tannins
Feel: Light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, crisp finish
Overall: Its tart, flavorful, and complex from the oak again
Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by McSeal from Connecticut

Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.57/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to Roy_Hobbs for this one, as part of NBS BIF #15. 12.7oz cork and caged bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a lightly hazy honey-gold color with about 1/3 inch of champagne-like white head that very quickly dissipated, and left no lacing.

The aroma had a very light grain base, some light fruitiness from the yeast, a touch of oak, and a certain level of tartness.

Very similar on the tongue, fruit at the front, with tartness building across the palate, finishing just a slight sourness.

The body was light, had good carb, was smooth, and a tart, dry finish.

Drinkability was very good. It's a beer you'd drink again, but maybe not have 2-in-a-row of.

Overall, another very good brew from Allagash. Most certainly worth a shot if you see it.
May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
A: pours up a hazy amber gold with a quickly receding, soapy white head.
S: To reference a note that I’m beginning to expect from Allagash wild beer, there is a lovely graham cracker note here, and i can’t believe I’m saying this but there is an inescapable smell of vomit, followed by a sweet tart funk. Vomit smells bad, but this smells good. Not sure how to defend this.
T: Very acidic and dry, some apple pie spice and pineapple, not mouth puckering by any means. 3.5
M: dry as hell.
O: The nose sinks this one for me, once you get the vom, you can’t escape it, I wish you could. My favorite American wild experiment ever is Allagash FV13 and this just ain’t it. It’s not a bad beer by any means. But it’s not great either.
May 14, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by steverx8 from England

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by clm9 from North Carolina

Dec 09, 2021
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled December 2020.

The aroma has so much funk. Apricots, lemons, hay, oak, and dry white wine. Taste is a bit less funky than the smell suggests but all the elements of a world-class lambic are here. Outstanding.
Oct 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.64/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a hazy orange with soapy head.

Smell is tart and oaky with notes of lemon, citrus peel, peach, Seville oranges and a hint of minerals.

Taste is crisp and sour with a soft acidity. Slight citrus peel bitterness and notes of oak, graqpefruit, leom, peach and white wine. Bone dry with a nice funkiness underneath. Extremely well balanced, but still very complex and deep.

Mouthfeel is medium and dry with effevescent carbonation.

Overall, a superb lambic, one of the best American versions I've had.
Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 08, 2021
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Packaged 12/2020

Clear golden color with a finger of fluffy head. Abundant carbonation is noticed. One whiff of this beer and I can already tell this is going to be awesome. Funky with notes of stone fruit. Flavor is dry and funky. Mild fruit notes and moderately tart. Not as complex as I was hoping. Light body and lively carbonation suits a lambic well.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Jul 15, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle into a tulip. Bottled December 2020, so 7 months old on top of the aging/blending.

Looks very nice in the glass. Hazy orange/yellow body with a bright white head. Excellent carbonation flowing up the sides of the tulip. The head eventually fizzes away, no lacing to speak of.

There is a pleasing delicate aroma to this one, tart, pale skinned stone fruit.

On tasting, so much going on, but superbly balanced. Tart, sour, stone fruit, even the barest hint of spice. Quite dry, but this floats in and out. A whisper of funkiness.

Mouth medium, finish tart/sour and quite dry.

Overall, a lot of work has gone into producing this beer. It's much appreciated by this consumer, as is the smaller bottle format. A very fine drink indeed
Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color. A lot of head is also formed - white in color, but also quick to fade into nothing. Some streaks of lacing stick to the glass. The aroma is a vibrant mix of brett funk with an undercurrent of fresh fruit. Peach, cherry, mango, and melon come through nicely, backed by the aforementioned funk. Flavors follow the nose closely. It opens with a tart zing, followed closely by tropical fruits; it ends with flavors of funk, oak barrel, and tobacco. The aged hops are strong on this one, I must say (by no means is that a bad thing, or even a less-than-good one!) There's a very slight disconnect from the funk that puts it a small step below the elite gueuzes, but a small step below absolutely fantastic is still excellent. Besides, the tropical aspect gives it a different yet satisfying twist compared to old world gueuzes. It also has an incredibly bright and effervescent mouthfeel, and that hoppy bite on the back end creates an absurdly dry and easygoing product in spite of the tartness. Carbonation is high, suiting the profile of this beer beautifully. It isn't perfect, but it still rocks. Put it in the books: another fantastic sour from Allagash, though perhaps not quite their best.
Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by o29 from Texas

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by jasadewi from Tennessee

4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
5oz pour at Raleigh Beer Garden.
A: Dark straw yellow. Not much head.
S: Funk, apples, maybe some stone fruit like apricot as well.
T: Sharp sourness that fades out a bit. Very acerbic and biting tartness. I didn't get too much fruit flavor here.
M: Given its sourness, it should be more acidic, but it is not. Light to medium bodied.
O: Pretty good, but perhaps a bit over-rated.
May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by fehrminator from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
As impressive a domestic gueuze as I’ve ever had. Notes of lemon peel, hay, and green apple. Deliciously tart. This is top shelf stuff. Kudos to the brewers at allagash.
Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by smi69 from New York

Mar 02, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
375 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy, bright golden straw color with a finger of effervescent eggshell white head. Bubbles for days reinforce the blanket that rests on top of the beer. Like a beautiful champagne.

The aroma bombards you with funk upfront, followed by notes of pears, green apple candies, lemon zest, white grapes, oak chips and vanilla. There's even a bit of grapefruit and orange. Very deep and complex aroma.

The flavor starts off with some lemon and white wine notes, followed by some earthy, rustic hay and oak flavors and funk. Lots of vanilla and wheat on the finish. Nicely tart and surprisingly bitter. Very complex.

The feel is medium bodied with good, effervescent carbonation. Crisp and dry on the finish.

Overall, this is a fantastic Gueuze that is tart, funky and full of fruity and acidic flavors. It's a complex beer yet retains a surprising amount of drinkability. Definitely worth your time.
Feb 23, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of the beers purchased during my 60th birthday beercation! Nice find for me. I love the coolship beers. Their flavors are so bright and refreshing.

I poured this from a bottle into a tulip glass. Bright slightly cloudy yellow color with good initial head and lacing. Tart lemon smell and taste. Dry white wine. Rustic, grassy and woodsy. Oak mellows the tartness. Hope I can find more Allagash coolship beers in the future!
Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2015 (almost 6 years old) bottle courtesy of jeffreed61. +2016 bottle also.
L: orange, cloudy, small amount of off-white head that fizzles off.
A: funk, apple, pear, white grape, lemon, vanilla.
T: lemon tartness, oak, white wine, vanilla, funky brett presence, acidic.
F: Medium carbonation, almost creamy, dry.
Overall: very nice geuze. Probably as good as a US version you’d find.
Vanilla and lemon dominate for me personally. But overall lots of complexity as it warms. (2016 version - less vanilla + cream, more lemon tartness, both equally awesome).
Nov 10, 2020
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Reviewed by SaisonMaker from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
So good you'd think this gueze style beer is from belgium. That's all I can say really. Just try some if you can get it. These special beers from Allagash used to be brewery only but I see them popping up more and more at local packies, at least in New England. If you hang on to a bottle for a year or so it seems to get even better. My supply never lasts very long though. If you like lambic style beer you should always have some in the cellar for a special occasion.
Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color beer with a large off-white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of funky notes with some green apple sourness and oak presence is quite enticing. Taste is a good mix of funky notes with some sour notes, some oak and green apple notes are also discernible. Some acidic notes are also noticeable but they are not overwhelming. Very interesting spontaneous beer.
Aug 24, 2020
Rated: 4.72 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio

Aug 08, 2020
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Reviewed by hhughes2008 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours orangish and cloudy with 1 finger of head that quickly dissipates.
A: super funky up front followed up by green apple, pear, and a hint of vanilla.
T: Has a lemony tartness to it that is slightly offset by the oak. Definitely leans more acidic.
F: Medium to high carbonation and finish dry
Overall, it is complex yet drinkable. Tons of mustiness on the nose that gives way to ample white wine notes.
Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Apr 24, 2020
Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 936 ratings