Allagash Coolship Resurgam | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Coolship ResurgamAllagash Coolship Resurgam
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:
725
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
701
Gots:
194
For Trade:
27
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

not sure if this blend is technically a gueuze or not, but what does it matter? a genius blend of young and old blonde sour beers ages in oak, and the result could not be any more wonderful, not could this series of beers from allagash. murky but really pale blonde color, white hues to it, under a very white and light as a cloud inch of head. it smells incredible, that oaky sourness with a ton of lacto derived acidity that we usually associate with the sours of old world belgium. its that authentic, mix of farmy musty yeastiness and exuberant carbonation that tickles my nose. the flavor is everything you would expect from the style, but with a few special twists. the first is in the finish, which has an almost white grapey flavor to it that balances the acidity, that would otherwise be gargantuan. maybe more of a white cranberry, as it is still tart, but its not what i usually get in lambic types, yet is is extraordinary successful, where ever it comes from. the second little surprise here is the feel. its so well carbonated. sometimes the belgian examples come flat, but i love this level of effervescence in a lambic style, and both coolship series beers ive tried have had it so far. missing nothing, this blended sour is both elegant and extreme, and rivals beers like rueuze for the best made in its category in the united states. i cant remember better.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to John for these!
2015:
Hazy brassy gold, initial burst of foam that settles quickly. Decent clarity.

Aromas of cheesy funk when the bottle is first opened, minerally and citrusy as it sits in the glass. Pretty much a dead ringer for a lambic.

Firmly tart and tannic, lemon, apricot skins, dry oaky aftertaste. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall very nice, easily one of the closest interpretations of Belgian lambic in the US, and I don't make that comparison lightly.

2013:
Less carbonation, not much foam. Acidic and lemony aroma.
Taste is much more acidic and sour than the '15. Tannic and very dry aftertaste, lingering oak is present. A bit more mellow in feel but more acidic. Pretty nice stuff, I'd give the '15 the edge for it's complexity.

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4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very hazy orange-tinged golden color capped by an inch of foam that fades quickly; plenty of dotty lace is left behind

Smell: Lemon, green apple, leather and barnyard

Taste: Lemon and green apple, up front, rather acetic at the outset; develops funk and softer slightly tropical fruit flavors, in the middle; the finish is dry and leathery; the aftertaste is like a really sour white grapefruit

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice pucker

Overall: What an excellent beer this is after aging it in my cellar for three years; hits on all the right notes

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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 of 5 coolship beers shared by dsgolovin. Thanks, David.

Hazy straw colored body that pours nearly flat.

Good funk and oak character on the nose, smells fairly authentic and lambic-like. Really heavy on the brett with a gentle lemon flesh acidity, along milder with yogurt-like lactic notes. The plastic character I pick up in the other coolships is surprisingly absent here.

Very barrel heavy and tannic on the palate. Sourness is reserved, but it's at an enjoyable level to me. A lot of earthy funk, grapefruit rind, lemon. Tastes a bit sweet upon first sip, but that disappears as the strong tannins build up on the palate. The body is nice and sturdy, and the finish has a great lingering oak presence.

Really impressive overall. It doesn't touch some of the better gueuze blends from Belgium, and it's not on the same level as Beatification at this point, but it's better than almost any American attempt at the style.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head. Golden orange color.

Funky and sour. Stone fruits and lemon zest. A little medicinal. Fairly dry.

Lighter bodied. Nice carbonation.

Solid sour. Very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.42/5  rDev -21.9%
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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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Allagash tumbler. Nose is pretty cheesy and funky. Light acidity. Mild skunk. Quite authentic. Super dry. One of the best American sours. Bit too skunky. This was extremely promising, and I really am looking forward to seeing what Allagash can do with this beer going into the future. I have very high hopes for what batches 10 and beyond could be...

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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 725 ratings.
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