Allagash Brewing Co. Coolship Red
What the brewers say
"A blend of spontaneously fermented beer aged on raspberries."
What our panel thought
"Candy-like raspberry, hints of cherry, plum, leather and lemongrass—fruit-forward but earthy and funky. Tart raspberry and high acid create a slightly harsh but complex flavor. There is no hiding it being a fruit-forward sour beer. Finished very dry."
What our editors thought
"Fresh berries off the vine, leaves and all, punctuate the nose for a bright and herbal approach. The sip is rich tannic fruit with a medium-sharp acidity, just a bit of wood, and bright, quick finish."