Allagash Ghoulschip | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash GhoulschipAllagash Ghoulschip
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 292 ratings
Allagash GhoulschipAllagash Ghoulschip
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
Ranking:
#1,495
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
292
Liked:
275
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
10.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
74
Trade:
9
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of chippo33
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful mead like look. Nose has a lot going on. The barrel really plays on the smell. It has a nice dusting of funk and sour. Sour is consistent but not overpowering on the tongue. Nice pumpkin based dry tannins. Wonderful overall.

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Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OJT1993
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Medium white head and collar.

Smell - Acidic and musty. Some pumpkin comes through.

Taste - Sharp sourness up front. Woody here. I still get some pumpkin, but it isn't as strong as it is in the aroma. I get a lot more molasses, though.

Mouthfeel - Medium high carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Eh. Don't love the combination of flavors so much.

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Photo of mportnoy
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mesa512
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ryanflc
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Roguer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Quick notes:

Really nice aroma, teasing sour notes and just a hint of pumpkin (not pumpkin spice).

This comes through on the flavor quite well. There's a mellow, organic pumpkin seed flavor, melding very well with a subdued sour note. Slight flowery sweetness; I don't get much, if any, molasses.

This is one of the more delicate sours I've had, and the pumpkin adds a nice touch without becoming just another spiced pumpkin beer.

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Photo of bpk59
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Roze
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Davelucas88
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Pwbres
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of earljones199
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RKing44
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Allagash Ghoulschip from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 292 ratings
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