Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in an Allagash coolship tumbler. Nose is bright cherries and some mild earth. Cherry isn’t overpowering, but is quite nice. Moderately sour and fairly dry.
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle pours hazy light pink orange with a bit of head. Esrthy tart cherry spice, dusty oak, citus and old grain, some attic oak, crisp acidity remains, finishes with light cherry sweetness, toasty spice, low funk, just a little bit of weird old juice in the nose. Still has nice semi sweet fruity cherry and low mingling funk.
Lukaduke (2990) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy pinkish orange color with a trace of white bubbles. Lots of spicy cherry pie, with some sharp vinegar acidity, earthy cherry pits, cinnamon spice and lots of lingering cherry funk.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL c&c shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a full haze light pink. Acid cut foam. Nose is excellent cherry pit, soft, almost perfectly in line with Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek. Extremely impressive. Taste is plastic, weak, minerally, lime peel. Weaker palate. Strange.
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike!
The beer is pinkish in color with a small and fleeting white head. The nose carries cherries, wild yeast, oak. Light lactic and acetic presence. Oak and cherries all the way. Light in body and quite drinkable. Refreshing. Belgium still reigns supreme when it comes to fruit lambics, but I did enjoy this beer. A solid effort from Allagash.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-15-2012
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Andre. Thanks man!! Pour is hazy orange with a slight red tint and a small white head that quickly dissipated. Potpourri, nutmeg, cherry pie, somewhat funky, dusty, tart fruit, citrus, and biscuit in the aroma. Taste is citric acid, tart cherries, big spice, cherry pie, graham crackers, and fresh fruit. Light body with soft carbonation. Seriously tasty stuff and super fresh tasting with great balancing acidity.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of bardwashrind. Muchas gracias, Andre! Pours a hazy, grapefruity reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Super rich, juicy, rich wild cherry, herbal/a touch woody, pretty funky, cherry skin, fairly spicy, a bit oaky aroma. A touch watery, wild cherry, tangy herbal, light barnyard, moderately tart, light vanilla, just a little cheesy, a bit funky flavor. Not as much going on as the Coolship Cerise, but a delicious beer nonetheless. It was kind of like eating cherries off of a wild tree on a farm. Fun stuff.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark reddish pour, very hazy, with thin to no white head, aroma brought notes of big funky cheese, hints of earth, grain, vanilla, lemon, nice sour cherry. Taste is a mix of big cherry, pie like notes with some slight sweet notes of vanilla, biscuit, bread, hints of grain, finishing fairly sweet, slightly sour, cherry dry notes.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pinkish with a white head. Bretty and funky, light cherry sweetness, and a dirty funky oaky finish. Good stuff.
jtclockwork (14729) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting at my house. Pours pinkish red with a white head. Nose and taste of dirt covered cherries, earth, light cherry vinegar, oak and funk. Moderate acidity. Medium body. Good balance.