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:
715
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
7.78%
 
 
Wants:
700
Gots:
194
For Trade:
26
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Photo of jrsaffert
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dee4maine
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What an amazing gueze. lemon flavors (almost like preserved lemons) lingers for days and then the light buttery cracker comes through. what a joy having this on a summer evening (saved a few bottles for that).

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Photo of Corson
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran, thanks man.

This one pours a golden straw yellow, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like lemon, hard minerals, cheese rind, lactic acid, rotten citrus, and bitter oak.

This is absolutely wonderful, and the best Allagash beer I've had to date. It's neck and neck with Bullfrog Grrrz for the best American-style rendition of a gueuze. It's got a really outstanding level of complexity, with bitter oak, a sort of chalky mineral like taste, lemon rind, cheese rind, grapefruit flesh, leather, and many other things I can barely put my finger/tongue on. This is stunningly good.

This is medium bodied, light and spritzy, and fairly sour in the mouthfeel. It's got a very active level of carbonation.

This is a praise-worthy achievement in wild beer. As close to traditional gueuze as you're going to get from an American brewer.

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Photo of madtowndmb1
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTFalcon
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Inglewood
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 12.7 fl oz (375 ml) corked and caged bottle purchased at Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
Date Bottled: Jan. 19, 2015
Served in a traditional Gueuze tumbler

The bottle opened with a very loud pop. A bubbly, inch-tall crown of crackling, off-white fizz capped the slightly hazed, pale golden-amber liquid. The crown quickly fell to a thin, flimsy film. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was incredibly musty and funky. This beer smelled more complex and intense than most true Belgian Gueuzes. Super oaky and woodsy. The barrel notes came through big time. Loads of barnyard funkiness and horse blanket character. Somewhat wheaty. Crisp, citrusy and bright. Bit of lemony tartness. Overall, really interesting.

The flavor profile was just as impressive as the aroma. Uber woody. Loads of oaky barrel notes and tannins. Super tart and lemony yet balanced. Good amount of lemon pith. Slightly bitter. Really crisp and bright. Wheaty. A bit musty. The beer finished bone dry with lingering notes of oaky tannins and lemon rind. Amazingly complex and incredibly well balanced.

The mouthfeel was flawless. Ultra crisp and light on the palate. Pillowy soft and almost cloud-like. The beer contained a fine yet spritzy, Champagne-like effervescence. Super plush and frothy. Ridiculously smooth.

Although not a true Gueuze due to terrior, Allagash's Coolship Resurgam is one of the best beers I have ever tried in this style and one of the most impressive beers overall. The blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old spontaneously fermented beer really came though in this Gueuze's amazing range of deep musty oakiness and bright citrus notes. This is pure magic in a bottle.

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Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 715 ratings.
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