Allagash Coolship Resurgam | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Coolship ResurgamAllagash Coolship Resurgam
BA SCORE
96.9%
Liked This Beer
4.43 w/ 731 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:
#315
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
731
Liked:
708
Avg:
4.43/5
pDev:
7.67%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
699
Gots:
197
Trade:
26
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 731 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of loganburgh
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeRose
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Budlum
4.83/5  rDev +9%
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 -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Lucnifter
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RPM3334
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shogun250
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcp5296d
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one has a lot of great attributes that you normally only find in lambic. Most certainly one of the best spontaneously fermented AWA's I've ever had.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of jakemn91
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Coolship Resurgam from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.9% out of 100 with 731 ratings
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