Coolship Resurgam | Allagash Brewing Company

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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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Bottle opened with an assertive 'pop'. Not as powerful as a bottle of champagne, but a noticeably more amount of pressure/carbonation compared to other similarly packaged Allagash.

A: Golden orange...slight hazy Fluffly white head. Very distinct individual bubbles in the head...beautiful! It's like a mosaic of tiny bubbles. Nice amount of effervescence throughout.

S: I seem to keep going back to champagne, but it smells like my nose is stuck in a bottle of PJ. Or maybe a barrel of PJ after it was sent to be bottle conditioned. Oaky, funky, damp. Prominently saturated oak with a subtle brightness behind it.

T: Oh my. Effervescence for days. Keeps the flavor dancing around the tongue. It's like a champagne bomb! Tons of oak, grape skin, green apple. Hint of bitterness like lemon pith. Dank. But bright. Dry. But rich. Blackberries? A nice mineral spiciness peppercorns. A little banana funk that is a very familiar taste for fellow Allagash enthusiasts.

O: Hands down the greatest Allagash beer I've ever tasted. Hands down one of the greatest american wild ales I've ever tasted.(i use that term to keep this ambiguous, but i honestly put this up there with 3f, cantillon, hill farmstead). Hands down one of the best beers I've had period. I want a magnum of this and a flight of oysters. And I don't want to share. Allagash has been around for a long time now, and they truly make some of the best traditional beers in the Country. I'm not well versed enough to compare it to the world, but the times I've had Cantillon and 3F...this is right there with them. Pears, apples, grape skins, lemon. Seems like every sip of this presents a new flavor. Wood, peppercorns, grains, wheat. Goodness gracious. Needs to be in a 750 format so I can be a gueuze glutton. A beer that wants to be quaffed but deserves to be sipped. Truly a conundrum.

Update: October 2017, consuming a 2011 vintage courtesy of BA's own Hopley. Compared to a 'fresh' bottle:

Smells like blue cheese, wet dog. Alarming and exciting.

Tastes like heaven. Super dry, tons of grapefruit pith. Unripe fruit. Hardly any sweetness. Incredibly flavorful. Amazing!

Effervescence is gone...expected from a 6-7 year old beer. The flavor is just amazing.

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This is a really good sour. Currently drinking at a tasting with my buddies. Got it in a trade. I have to say that most Allagash offerings are really good but this is easily the best I’ve had.

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Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
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