Beer Review: ALLAGASH COOLSHIP CERISE

Beer Review: ALLAGASH COOLSHIP CERISE

The liquid pours into the goblet with a delicate light pink hue, accompanied by a thin film of bubbles. It presents an inviting visual appeal, setting the stage for the tasting experience.

Aroma

The olfactory experience unfolds with an intriguing blend of swimming pool-like chlorine notes intertwined with the distinct scent of cherries. This peculiar combination evokes memories of the characteristic “chlorine” aroma found in various krieks, providing a unique aromatic profile.

Taste

Upon sipping, the flavor profile reveals a marriage of metallic and barnyard funk, accompanied by a pleasant sour cherry note. Despite its 8.3% alcohol by volume, the alcoholic presence remains subdued, contributing to a balanced tasting experience.

Mouthfeel

The beer exhibits a full-bodied texture complemented by a subdued level of carbonation. This combination contributes to a smooth and satisfying mouthfeel, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

Overall

While the Allagash Coolship Cerise offers an engaging tasting journey, a direct comparison with the Balaton leaves it somewhat in the shadows. The 8.3% abv doesn’t assert itself prominently, allowing the complex flavors to take center stage. Though enjoyable, it falls short when placed side by side with its counterparts.

Bonus

In a bonus comparison, the Coolship Cerise ranks below the Coolship Red, Coolship Resurgam, and Coolship Balaton. The subjective preference leans towards the Balaton, making the tasting experience a subjective and enjoyable exploration.