AirForceHops (5229) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 vintage. 375 ml bottle from the brewery. Deep red / Crimson in color. Aroma is funky lambic yeast, raspberries and sour oak.
Raspberries are not my favorite fruit and by no means are lambic’s something I drink on a regular basis. That being said this is still real drinkable. Sharp acidic notes that are mildly balanced by the berries. Lasting lingering tannic oak. Maybe I should have held on to this bottle a bit longer, not sure if it would help it overall.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cherry red/dark rosé wine color with bright red edges and a half finger pinkish-white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Intense aroma that bursting with juicy, jammy raspberries, a ton of earthy oak and lots of lactic funk. Very authentic smelling like a true lambic with very prominent barnyard, horseblanket character. The strong lactic funk and acetic acid is countered by luscious raspberry and other vinous fruit. Decent oak presence but the berries really stand out. So much so you can even pick up the earthiness of the seeds. Smells great.
Full bodied with a tart, puckering mouthfeel countered by barnyard and lactic funk and a strong juicy raspberry flavor. Lots of oak and funky bugs along with some cobweb and subtle lactic cheesiness. Dry toasted oak, musty funk and subtle lactic presence followed by jammy raspberry sweetness. Fruit still dominant but not overly sweet. Lots of raspberry flavor countering the tart funk and dry oak. Sour and tart but not harsh or acidic at all. Really well balanced and incredibly drinkable. Very authentic without harsh acidity or acetic vinegar. Drops off a bit in the finish which is slightly mineral-y. Surprised about the strong funk and oak character but they elevate this beer to another level. The best Coolship beer I’ve had yet.
Reynolds314 (3072) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy red color with white pink head. Aroma is jammy raspberries, sharp balsamic, and funk. Taste is highly tart with berry sweetness. Really a nice fruit sour.
Scopey (10637) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Brett. It pours cloudy red with a quickly dissipating white head. The nose is fresh raspberry, raspberry pip, funky, jam, wood, lemon sherbet and sour green apple. The taste is crisp, tart, sour raspberry, minerals, funk, some bright acidity, cider vinegar, sherbet and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, juicy and tart. Perhaps a touch too much acidity/vinegar on the taste, but good anyhow.
jackl (6304) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Paulo. Deep hazy red pour with a modest white head. Fresh Raspberry coulis. Some sour cream. Tangy fruit skin. Flavor is somewhat acetic. Has teeth. Nice finish of sweet tangy raspberry. Light body, soft carb.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yeasty in beer. No head no real fizz. Nose of pee and sage. Some fruits but not as much to balance out the old cellar character. Would have liked it more balanced. Slight tart finish.
baraciisch (2551) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed at Freetail Bottleshare 2015... Have always wanted to try the Coolship beers and got to try this right before the resurgam... Worth the wait... Tart raspberries, yogurt, funk... Perfect amount of funk and tart berries, amazingly good
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djd07 (7177) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Team Boston. Pours a cloudy ruby copper with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cherry skin, funk, oak. Thin mouth, very tart, cherry, oak, high acidity, good.
Bosbouw (2326) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bruinrode kleur met een kleine kraag. Ruikt zurig, houtig, kruiden. Smaakt zeer zuur, ongebalanceerd.
hansvf (487) - - JUL 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bij van Moll. Mini glaasje. Troebel, licht framboos roze. Ruikt naar vruchtensap, grappig! Smaakt als een zure mat, supergrappug.