Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 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 appears light golden colored with a thin, wispy head that leaves faint traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some nice funk, along with earth, grass, hay, straw, outdoors, mineral water. Smells very enticing - nicely done. The flavor is clean and refreshing, with a subtle and elegant lactic presence followed by a mildly acetic finish. Not on par with the elite gueuzes from Belgium, but a very nice beer, and undoubtedly one of the better attempts from an American brewery. Light bodied and easy drinking. Overall, this was solid and enjoyable. I would have this again.
jkwood04 (3428) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a teku. Pours hazy golden with a small, white head. Aroma strong of funky/tart yeast and bacteria, some pale malts, and light oak notes. Flavor the same with an awesome funkiness/sour note. Average texture. A really good beer.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a cloudy golden with tiny white head. Aroma is very subtle, with light lemon, citrus zest, and very light funk. Flavour is very authentically gueuze-like, with lots of barnyard funk, horse blanket, and lemon zest. Almost closer to an unblended lambic, with a wet wood / cardboard finish. Could use a little more liveliness on the tongue. Still, excellent American gueuze interpretation.
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork shared at the January 2014 tasting in Santa Cruz. Piney lemony aroma. Flavor has sour white grapefruit and tree sap, heavy citrus and firm acidity. Nice.
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy orange pour with minimal head. Aroma of citrus peel, vinegar, and apricot. Flavor is sour apricot, woody citrus, and raspberry-like tartness.
Ontape (154) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 2013 bottle. Dirty and wild like a Coolship beer should be. Smells fruity and funky, pours clear and golden. Taste is complex with a touch of sour up front, but a long finish that’s more funk than tart. Good stuff.
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma has notes of cheese, light tart fruits a good amount of funk and some light grains. Flavor has the same cheese note with some light sour notes, a touch of acid and a bit of funkiness.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden straw colored pour. Small white head that quickly fades. Not much lacing. Sour aroma of fruit, barnyard, and yeast. Taste is a tart fruit, almost a rhubarb. Lemon and orange. Spicy.
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cool ship - resurgam bottled 4/12/13
pours cloudy golden amber little thin head
smells funk and sour
tastes musty sour right as it hits your tongue then kinda tastes of a sparkling white wine with oak presence, extremely dry
medium body medium carbonation
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle shared by LeninCat @ Armin’s. Light yellow pour with a slight white head. Funky and slight cheese nose. Taste is soft and simple, not sour at all. Slightly bitter in the finish.
Edit - enjoying a full bottle of this without the pallet fatigue of a big tasting and bumping my scores up a bit. Very subtle sourness missed previously. Really nice.
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light lemon colored pour, no carbonation and an aroma of very funky citrus. Flavor is extremely funky lemon, dirty socks and lingering barnyard on the aftertaste.