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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
2 year old spontaneous beer, aged on local Montmorency Cherries for 4 months, blended with a small portion of "young" spontaneous beer at bottling. Alc. 8.3% Vol

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
2013 bottle. This beer knows how to make a first impression. It’s a gorgeous reddish-yellow and it smells like sour cherries and barnyard funk. There’s a pretty high sourness initially, but it fades into a complex mix of funk, fruit, and grain before finishing puckering and dry. Allagash has made something world-class here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle courtesy of a kind soul at Beer Blogger’s Conference 2016. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is cherry, funk, brett, some sour bite, and a bit of fruity sweetness. Flavor is similar with cherry, fruit, funk, some sour bite, and a hint of oak. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6575) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42 with thanks to Paul. As ’Allagash Coolship Cerise’, 8.1%, bottled Jan 2012. Opaque orange, lightly sparkling, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is peachy, light cherry, sherbet, some chlorine, elderflower, a little buttery, oak. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is rhubarb cream sweets, peachy,thin cherry, some sherbet, spicy, a little oak, lightly acidic with a little booze showing up. Not as much cherry as I was expecting, but still really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottled 12/21/15, drunk 6/25/16.
Intense cherry juice colored body shows a good clarity and just a hint of chill-haze. Pink-flecked beige head atop shows moderate retention.
BIG barnyard in the nose and we are talking borderline baby diaper here. Sulfur to the max and while there’s definitely a little bit of baby diaper, it’s not nearly as bad as Casey’s Montmorency Farmstand. Vanilla, cream-of-wheat and boisterous cherry notes all help boost the aroma above just a barnyard bomb and there’s a bit of earthiness and rustic hay/wheat-like character in there as well. Light black pepper phenolics contribute an authentic character and there is no alcohol noted.
Lovely sour and tart cherry notes combine with authentic lambic-like qualities. Carbonation is mostly engaging with a light but soft body and all elements of the fruit appearing through the middle and lingering: flesh, skin, pit, acid, sugar....Nicely done and glad to see more funk from Allagash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
375 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a darker pink orange with a thin ring of pure white head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is good. There is a bright sour cherry right up front. The deeper you inhale the more of a sugariness seems to get added. The dry tartness on the back end is really enjoyable. The flavor is really tart up front. There isn’t as much cherry as I’m hoping for. It’s nicely crisp and in your face. There is a light funk and a little spice that carries out to a sweet maraschino cherry on the finish. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly sweet cherry finish. It’s almost like a cherry pie filling on the way out. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1416) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Yes. Aroma is funky, tart, sweet sugared cherries, dry, barnyard, really really good. Appearance is reddish orange, hazy, light pink off white head. Taste is very very sour, sweet cherries, funk, skins, I really like this. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, super tart and cherry pie aftertaste. Overall, this one is very solid if you’re a sucker for cherries like me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1161) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2016
6.7abv version. Pours a pinkish orange in a light setting. The aroma is cherry, cherry pie, vineagar, floride and funk. Initially tart, but finishes sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. Many thanks to Paul for this one. A hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is big layered funk, dirty horse, tangy apple, little sweet, peppermint, spicy sour. Flavour is composed of sweet and sour, apricot jam, spicy lacto, marsipan, sour tangerine. Palate is sweet and sour, prickly carbonation. Like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
37.5cl corked and caged bottle shared at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Paul for this one. it pours a cloudy apricot color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly sweet fruity and big tangy acidic and funky with notes of lemon juice, tart cherries and winter spices. Taste is also medium sweet and lightly acidic with more notes of lemon notes, tart cherry, winter spices. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, big thanks to Bropey from Croyloon, 24/05/16. Hazed orange with reddish hues topped with a washed out crimson swirl. Nose is light fecal notes, tarte cherry, funk, pissy straw, apple core, light lemon roulade. Taste comprises bitter cherry, funk, barnyard, light spice, wood must, bramble berry pips, damp hay, light acidic bite. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, puckering rise and acidic melodrama in the close. Solid, well balanced Lambic, has aged well, nice acidity level, sharp but not overwhelming.

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