pressboxjoe (332) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had the privilege to drink this back to back with 3 Fonteinen Oude Gouze. This was a bit more muscular, woodier, especially right out of the bottle, but settled in to a nice tart lemon-lime experience.
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with some head. Nice naturally funky, fruit, apricot aromas. Nice acetic sour Flavors, fruit, wine, oak and naturally tart tones.
thepatrickman (227) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes, from many bottles on many occasions. This is a heck of a lambic that stands right there with the best that come out of Belgium. It’s a full-on celebration of funk and wild yeast -- sour with barnyard funk, leather, musty smell, and some citrus flavor and biscuity malt. Major respect to Allagash for keeping the traditional methods going. I can’t get enough of this beer.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to kermis. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste dusty, dry, lemony and sourish with some tart fruitpeel. Decent body and carbonation. Decent.
kermis (8453) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy blonde light orange with a ring white head. Aroma of dusty funk, light leather notes and citrus. Flavour is moderate sour. Light to medium bodied with above light prickly carbonation.
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is dry yeast, sugar, acid. The flavour is moderate sour with a crisp fresh sharp acid citrus doughy yeast palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation.
drsandman (784) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice vibrant yellow orange, white head and nice carbonation. Aroma is big oak, must, barnyard, musty citrus, earth. Flavor is musty oak, citrus, vinegar, med acidity. Carbonation is great, med sour and light body. Lovely
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey colored pour with minimal white head. Smell is lambic and some sulfur and - am I right - baby diapers? Flavor is sulfuric lemons. Nice tartness. I’m digging it.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottled April 3rd, 2014, drunk 11/19/15, thanks to my friends John and Sara.
Encouraging pour shows a brassy-golden liquid. Good clarity and well-carbonated with a white head atop that slowly fades to cover/ring. Not tons of sediment left behind in the bottle, which is a bit surprising given it being kept in the fridge for a year, but whatever.
Soft, understated funk in the nose immediately makes good on its promise of emulating true lambics. Light wood/oak character is a little bit more perceptible here than in most of the real guys, but it’s not in any big quantity here and is certainly still enjoyable. B. Lambicus like cherry pie and deep, complex, sweaty, horsey funk. Some light black and white pepper phenols and no alcohol or flaw.
Excellent and subtle in the mouth. It’s neither heavily sour, yet nor does it come across as cheap or rushed. Soft oak, cheese, yogurt and lots of cherry and horse blanket. Tight carbonation. Passes most of the "Is this an excellent, authentic lambic?" tests, but I’m a bit concerned with a somewhat moderate amount of what tastes either like adjunct sugar fermentation or oxidation. Seems hard to believe it would be either but nonetheless, there is something very slightly off-putting. Bitter vanilla-meets-cork-meets-candi sugar is about the best I can do to describe it. Whatever the case, the beer is still excellent and a truly impressive feat by Allagash. Really hope to try the other Coolships eventually.
hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 5, 2015. Bottle, bottled april 4, 2015. Shared by Carl, thanks!
Light hazy small white head. Aroma is funky, minerals, some citrus, cheese and hints of barnyard. Taste is tart funky and some share mineral notes. Finish is dry, minerally, grains, barnyard notes, some citrus and apples. Light bodied, soft to average carbonation, somewhat astringent.