Allagash Coolship Red
Coolship Red. Allagash brewery. Portland, Maine.
“Spontaneously fermented ale aged with raspberries”.
This is a special beer, naturally fermented, aged for over two years, with added raspberry.
I am expecting it to be very sweet and sour.
Great, unique color. Tint of red. Dark red grapefruit.
Very little head that dissipates fast, but lots of visible carbonation.
Fruity and sour. Berries. Cherries.
Aimee says “passionfruit”.
Very sour. A little sweet.
Berries don’t really come through in the taste like they do with the smell.
Taste doesn’t evince the oak aging.
This is a challenging drink.
This is a challenging sipping drink.
I wouldn’t drink this often, and only one at a time, slowly.