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:
722
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
701
Gots:
195
For Trade:
27
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 722 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michaelpro824
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Massbmx
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WilliamWS
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Most recently tasted Resurgam in a side-by-side with Duck Duck Gooze and JK Spon Methode Gueze as part of our Xmas eve tasting. CS Resurgam was the hands-down winner and remains the American benchmark for the style, standing head to head with Cantillon, Drie, and Tilquin.

This beer is fantastic in every possible way. Beautiful appearance. Aroma is classic gueze: minerally lemon rind, a touch of barnyard funk and musty basement.
Flavor follows the aroma, along with moderate, mostly lactic, sourness and just enough oak.
Wonderful stuff.

They hit the mark with this beer and really dialed it in around 2014. It still stands alone as the only American beer to nail the spontaneous gueze style...though JK may give them a run for their money in a couple years as they dial in their Spon.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jacob17
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaymus
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeRose
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a quite clear, straw-like color into the big tulip. A brief crest of lively bubbles that quickly falls to almost nothing. I get lemon on the nose and a crisp note of Granny Smith apple, that tart, fresh smell of sour apple. And the oak...it reminds me of walking the woods on a damp day. Delightfully funky and woody. Almost a mustiness to it, but pleasantly so if that makes sense. A little bit of bread and a vague spiciness.

The taste...is "yummy" a valid word for describing the taste? It is woody and has the tingle of tannins, almost but not quite smoky to my palate. Hay-like green notes, lemon and the pithy bit of the lemon rind adds a sharpness, the apple note is there to me, nicely and assertively tart. Waves of flavor, some that I can't quite figure out, yet amazingly balanced.

The feel is light, dry, crisp, and super-clean considering everything that is happening. I would say almost like a champagne feel, but smoother. The flavors just dance over the tongue, linger a little, and leave me ready for another sip. Delicate and ephemeral.

This one's a keeper - wish I had more than the one.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Slightly hazy gold pour with firm, dense white head. Nose is white wine, oak, pears, and faint citrus. Brilliant. Tartness is perfect with strong effervescence, the perfect amount of oak, and piquant fruit flavors for days. Absolutely fantastic.

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Photo of thoglund
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 722 ratings.
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