Allagash Coolship Resurgam | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by gregc on 06-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
710
Reviews:
86
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
Wants:
702
Gots:
191
For Trade:
27
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Ratings: 710 |  Reviews: 86
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2.25/5  rDev -48.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a clear light orange gold color and leaves a light white lacing ring around the top.

S - Earthy fruit and cheese.

T - Earthy, salty, oak, tart lemon, light yeast, Brett.

M - Medium light body and tart.

O - This is a style I just don't get.

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.33/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.42/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared bottle.

Pours a not particularly appealing looking hazy amber.

Aroma: Mild funkiness for style. Less off-putting than some others.

Flavor: Fruity and complex taste starts sweet and sour but turns tart and bitter by the finish. Quite tart mid-taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.51/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

5/25/2011 bottling. Poured into an Allagash Coolship glass at cellar temperature

A: Cloudy yellow, apple juice color. Minimal head raised, with no retention. Copious, coarse bubbles.

S: Tart apple, lemon, and grape. Lighter notes of hay and earth. Light notes of berries. Slight yogurt aroma.

T: Medium acidity, lots of apple in the flavor, starts slightly sweet, finishing with strong bretty bitterness.

M: Good carbonation. Not as dry as the best examples of the style. Good lingering acidity and astringency.

O: A good attempt at the style, but falls well short of the best examples. It's too sweet and has too much body, and lacks complexity; perhaps the proportion of young lambic is too high, or maybe it needs more time in the bottle. I do applaud Allagash for starting their Coolship program, though, and I'd love to see how future beers evolve.

(FWIW, if this were classified as an "American Wild Ale" I'd probably rate it a half-point higher. However, as a Gueuze, I think it misses the style a bit.)

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3.62/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

@ Quintessence - amber,yellow color with a fizzy small, fast vanishing head.

Decent aromas of fruit, berries and apple, lambic yeast, a bit wooden.

Hay, grass, wood, apples and grapes - not as acidic as the Cantillon Geuzes, lacks a little depth, but has a fantastic balance. Soft lively carbonation, adding to the refreshing character.

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3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color with a white head. Really just a decent aroma. A surprising cork note along with moderate funk qualities (mostly feet and grass). A decent bit of oak and actually a bit of sweet wheat smell. The flavor has a more pronounced funk to it. Lots of must, sweat, and grass. Prominent oak flavors with only a light tartness and lemon peel.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 710 ratings.
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