Ghoulschip | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Ghoulschip is our version of a pumpkin beer. We brewed it, on Halloween 2008, with a monster mash that included shredded Maine pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. After much toil and some trouble, molasses were added to the boil. The wort then spent the night outside, in our Coolship, possessed by the yeasts of beers past. In the morning, the cooled wort was racked into a stainless tank and pitched with our house yeast. After primary fermentation the beer is then transferred to oak barrels. Ghoulschip fermented and aged in the dark recesses of our cellars for almost three years. The resulting beer is light bodied and pumpkiny in color. Apricot dominates the aroma, with vanilla and caramel lurking in the background. The flavor profile is scarily clean, with a dry, tart finish that will haunt you. Boo.

Added by Brez07 on 09-25-2010

BEER STATS
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#2,283
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
297
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
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Sour, crisp, complex. Picked up a couple bottles from the brewery - enjoyed one within a couple weeks and the other a few months down the road (properly stored). I'm sure continued aging would impact the flavor profile but, as it stands, there's no noticeable difference between the two. Copper- burnt orange hue with a thin, puffy head. Aroma is pear, green apple, musty cellar and oak. I can't pick up any pumpkin on the nose. Taste follows right along with pear, dried apricot, roasted pumpkin seeds and green apple. The pumpkin seeds come into play by way of a light toasted-ness in the body but there's no pumpkin flesh. Cheek tingling-sour that's more restrained than pronounced, musty and funky but not spicy. Outstanding beer that drinks crisp and finishes dry.

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If you like a good Oude Gueuze, you will enjoy this beer. A wonderful blend of sour and funk. If this had been a blind taste test, I would have identified it as a true Gueuze. The pumpkin flavors are subtle and not fully recognizable as pumpkin, but they do give it a unique flavor that makes this beer stand apart. Worth tracking down.

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Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 297 ratings