Allagash Coolship Resurgam | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Coolship ResurgamAllagash Coolship Resurgam
BA SCORE
4.43/5
764 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#237
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
764
pDev:
7.45%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
705
Gots:
201
Trade:
27
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Ratings: 764 |  Reviews: 92
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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Here it is. Beer review 1000. 10 years later. I have been reading about the coolship series since I started trading beer years ago and was never able to get my hands on it. I am obsessed with the process. I picked this beer up at Allagash in June and reserved it for this moment.

A- body is a dynamically cloudy golden yellow hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger frothy white head that quickly fades almost completely.

S- Nose is soft, funky, and complex. Lemon, cheesecloth, vanilla, oak. I don't get much apricot or candied fruit.

T- Flavor is soft upfront with a hint of lemon and funk. The finish is somewhat intensely funky with soft vanilla, citrus, and oak. What lingers is a lot of funky bitterness.

M-medium to high carbonation and a somewhat dry medium weight body. The body gets smoother as you pour more of the bottom into the glass.

O- overall this is a very good, traditional tasting gueze. I was expecting a little bit more smoke and mirrors...but this is a solid, completely classy offering by Allagash.

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Photo of Jaybeam
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For a beer that is brewed with no yeast, it's incredibly active. If you like the sour funky beers, I highly recommend!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shelton Brothers 8/19/17

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Hazy pale orange with a thick white head. Very active.

Smell: Sharp tart funk with light salinity. This mellows to notes of green apple, pear, lemon rind, hay, peach, white grapes, and a mild oak.

Taste: Tart funk and salinity on the attack. This mellows to notes of preserved lemon, raw wheat sweetness, white pepper, tart green apple, raw whole grains, Chardonnay, green banana, and a mellow oak finish.

Feel: Very effervescent. Medium body. Medium acidity. Carbonation is bubbly and soft. No alcohol. Dry champagne finish.

Overall: Beautiful. A delicate yet full flavored brew. The beer works in not only flavor but carbonation and a perfectly dialed in acidity. Truly world class.

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4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Aug. 24, 2016

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with 2 fingers of fizzy head that quickly fades down to a thin cap

S: Plenty of funk and tartness up front along with a moderately sweet fruitiness and some citrus notes. Definitely some of the pilsner malt in there as well

T: Starts off with the acidic tartness and funk and goes into some of the sweet fruitiness, citrus, and wheat notes. Some oak and vinous notes come out as well. Finishes with notes of the pilsner malt

M: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. On the dry side

O: Easily one of the best gueuze you will find stateside. Very traditional, which makes a huge difference. Definitely worth trying

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4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 764 ratings
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