355. Allagash Coolship Resurgam

This is another brewery only beer from Allagash and one that I have been sitting on for some time. The beer comes from their coolship series of open fermentation and is a blend like many Gueze. Again this beer came in a 375 ml bottle and went down too quickly.

Appearance is a nice pale orange with almost no head. Aroma is different but what a gueze should be with some tart apple and an earthy funk to it. Taste has some citrus, plenty of funk and acid but in a good way.

Overall this was a great beer that is from a completely different style. If you are used to drinking IPAs, stouts, porters or other ales and lagers you will be surprised by the complexity and unique character of this beer. If you see Allagash post about a Coolship beer going on sale in the brewery get in your car and go as the last release was gone the second day. 
Pros: 
Very tasty and complex
Cons: 

Alcohol Content: 6.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Allagash Brewing
Brewers Description: Coolship Resurgam is a blend of both old and young unfruited spontaneous beer. The name comes from the motto of our fair city, Portland, Me. It means “I shall rise again”. Coolship Resurgam won a Silver medal at the 2010 GABF.

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  1. […] Coolship Resurgam – this is another brewery only release in the same 375 ml cork and cage bottle. Coolship refers to the open fermentation room Allagash uses for this series of beer. The Resurgam is a blend of old and new beer without fruit added. They have versions of this beer with cherries and raspberries as well. The Coolship series is not for your main stream beer drinker as the Gueze style has a lot of funky flavors from the natural yeast used in the fermentation process. Excellent beer but know what you are getting into before opening it as it is certainly a different style of beer. Full review here. […]

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