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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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American Coolship Ale

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3.6
jfb (6830) - GERMANY - DEC 8, 2017
(bottle) murky deep golden colour with a small off-white head. aroma of heavy coconut and lemon juice, with some big notes of dill, some acetone, earth and bretty funk. flavour is mostly bran flakes, caramel and salted popcorn, with only a touch of lemon juice and some pale malts in the minimally tart finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
Ritzn (1890) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Murky brown. Aroma is lambic-y fuzz, lots of lemon and yuzu. Taste is mealy acid-y juice, a bit of vinegar. A mix of sour vinegar and mealy fruit on the tongue. A bit wrong.

3.1
jonas (8161) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Sample. Fresh leathery, pop rocks, young lambic nose. Murky grey yellow, low head. Milk, clay, mealy on the palate, strawberry milk. Medium body, clayish dry. Weird milky finish. Probably a bit too agitated sample.

3.4
SinH4 (6403) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle sample, many thanks Erzengel! Murky orange color with soapy white head. Aroma is funky, yoghurt, wood, leather, a touch acetone. Taste is very leathery and earthy, citric, yoghurt. Surprisingly mild in flavour compared to the rather aggressive aroma. Milky mouthfeel. A bit too milky for me, but solid.

3.8
Erzengel (9629) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
Many thanks to jtclockwork for sharing. Intense sour fresh nose. The beer starts intense sourish fresh, deep with lemon and sour with fresh grainy sour endings. Not as deep as I thought, but round and refreshing.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (22987) - P´Castle, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle shared with Erzengel! A slightly hazy bright yellow beer with a small white head. Aroma of tart yellow fruits, oak barrel, some grapes. Taste of sweet grapes, yellow fruits, mellow, wood, tart fruity finish, nice!

4
superspak (6108) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2017
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace that lingers. Some spotty clinging bubbles on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, berry, green apple, white wine, passion fruit, guava, toasted oak, vanilla, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of honey, pepper, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/light funky/acidic yeast, oak barrels, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, berry, green apple, white wine, passion fruit, guava, toasted oak, vanilla, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of honey, pepper, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, berry, green apple, white wine, passion fruit, guava, toasted oak, vanilla, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, light pepper/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky/acidic yeast, oak barrels, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tart/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, and fairly grainy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is an excellent gueuze inspired wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky/acidic yeast, oak barrels, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly tart/lactic/tannic finish. Not as funky or acidic as I expected. However, Brett C profile is beautifully well developed, and there is a great level of barrel presence to go along with it; with nice solid backing malts to balance. A very enjoyable offering.

4.1
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Pours a very clear golden with a foamy white rim that leaves almost no lacing. Nose is of smelly feet, oak and wine. Taste is winey as well with some nice orchard fruits, oak (lightly buttery) and not too vinegary (but still a little). Body is medium, carbonation moderate. Lightly tannic. Vinous but also a bit oily. A really nice one! Vinous and moderately funky with a nice level of sourness for an american sour beer.

4.3
tom10101 (6281) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
Bottle (375 ml) shared at tasting. Clear bright golden with a small white head, quickly vanishing, not leaving much lacing. Aroma is really complex with beautiful funk (lambic-like), minty notes, buttery oak and mild spiciness. Taste is nicely funky with beautiful minty notes, super fresh features, Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Wonderful American Wild Ale that is so close to a lambic funk-wise. Lovely!

4.3
czar (9503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks brah. hazy golden pour with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. minty citrus, yuzu and a plethora of tropical fruits as well, soft and spicy wood, complex flora - some funk for sure; lightly sulphuric herbs. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; tart yet balanced woodsy-spicy-citrusy finish. one of a very few attempts in crafting lambic-like beer. never buttery, or acetic. funky delicious and delicate stuff.


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