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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A blend of two year old, 1.5 year old, and 6 month old spontaneous beer. Alc. 6.0% Vol

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3819) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Carl. Pours tiny hazy golden with a small frothy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sour and tiny fruity with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, yoghurt, hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, yoghurt, dry soil, hay, minerals, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Solid but simple gueuze...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
linusb (189) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
A: Ligt Yellow/orange, thin lacing. N: Cheese, grape, apricot T: Wood, hops O: Very carbonated and quite bitter...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. Yellow in the tasting glass. No head. Nose of funk. Lots of funk. Medium body. Flavor is funky. Again a huge amount of funk, The long and the short of it is that this is a damn good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Enjoyed at Freetail Bottleshare 2015... Lots of tart lemons funk and horse blanket... A great american gueuze, hope I can find my own bottle... Simply delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Beautiful beer, nice lemon, tart nose. Funky barnyard with great lemon zest effervescence . Fantastic sour by Allagash! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
June Ale Alpharetta. Sharp tart funky lemon, some of that horse blanket shows up, fizzy. Nice gueze from the States. Not overly complex, but good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
30 May 2015, tap at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. Yellow clear no bubbles. Nose is gorgeous! Funky and tart! Thin body and moderately fizzy. Funky, tart, woody. Wow. Just wow! Tart woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1584) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Shared at Ale Alpharetta, brought by Hamp. Cloudy yellow, with a thick, off-white ring. Big nose of lemon peel, hard cheese, and chalk. Nicely tart, and a touch of citrusy sweetness. Medium body, hard, crisp, and clean. This is a sharp, clean, limbic. Not bad.

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