Reviewed on 12-13-2017
By
Rating 97
Style Sour Beer
Produced In Maine
United States
ABV 5.7%
Availability Limited

Perfect For

Cold Weather Hibernation, Long-Term Aging, Winning Over the Boss

The Full Review

Spontaneously fermented by wild Maine yeast in a shallow pan, or coolship, Allagash’s Coolship series is a beer we come back to again and again. Souring bacteria (the good kind) interact with the wort, drawing out the best flavors the pilsner malt and raw wheat have to offer. After fermenting and aging in French oak wine barrels for two years, raspberries are thrown into the mix. The end result is a transformative, lightly sour beer with dark fruit balanced by oak notes and a dry finish. It’s a sour that won’t pucker your face up, and it’s our top beer of 2017.

97
POINTS
Allagash Brewing Company Coolship Red
Spontaneously fermented by wild Maine yeast in a shallow pan, or coolship, Allagash’s Coolship series is a beer we come back to again and again. Souring bacteria (the good kind) interact with the wort, drawing out the best flavors the pilsner malt and raw wheat have to offer. After fermenting and aging in French oak wine barrels for two years, raspberries are thrown into the mix. The end result is a transformative, lightly sour beer with dark fruit balanced by oak notes and a dry finish. It’s a sour that won’t pucker your face up, and it’s our top beer of 2017.

Reviewed On: 12-13-2017
97
POINTS
Allagash Brewing Company Coolship Red
Spontaneously fermented by wild Maine yeast in a shallow pan, or coolship, Allagash’s Coolship series is a beer we come back to again and again. Souring bacteria (the good kind) interact with the wort, drawing out the best flavors the pilsner malt and raw wheat have to offer. After fermenting and aging in French oak wine barrels for two years, raspberries are thrown into the mix. The end result is a transformative, lightly sour beer with dark fruit balanced by oak notes and a dry finish. It’s a sour that won’t pucker your face up, and it’s our top beer of 2017.

Reviewed On: 12-13-2017