Coolship
resurgam

375mL corked and caged affair, the usual presentation for the Coolship beers. November 2021 bottling.

Champagne like pour in terms of the initial pop and surge of carbonation that eventually leads to zero head and/or retention. Body is a really quite bright, old gold orange hue. Very distinct.

Nose offers plenthy of acidity and little else.

Tastes follow suit, eventually soften to give some (advertised) apricot and plenty of lemon acid (also advertised). For me it nevers gets much past that combo, but it is bracing, refreshing and a lovely drink as long as one uses it in the correct manner. For all intents and purposes, like many in the stlye this is a wine substitute. Nothing wrong with that of course, and if you undertand you know that’s entirely appropriate, but you can’t expect to get “beer” from beers like these.

Excellent example of the style and this has evened out very nicely at this stage in its life. In my own beer evolution I am generally way past experimenting with aging beer, but this is a good example of something that I might persevere with for a few years. Complex and interesting, the fruit elements compete with the acid in a constant battle, but it’s a pleasing one. Less conflict, more complementing.

Mouthfeel has some life but isn’t too prickly.

Not surprised by Allagash’s ability to pull off these beers, they’ve been a quality outline for a couple of decades and some.

 

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06/10/2024
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ABV: 6.3 %
Appearance: 4.0
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4.0
Smell: 3.5
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