Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company

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3,076 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,076
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 359
Gots: 641 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004)
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Photo of Rjtauer
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Levin0013
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjc3151
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOSullivan
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharleyW
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentusaurus
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden amber color with a thick head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of pineapples, light white oak and oranges.
Delicious flavor of coconut, vanilla, pineapple, mint, lemongrass, elegant tartness, oranges, white pepper, herbal hops, pears, white wine and a bit of banana. And I was almost forgetting, a touch of bourbon, which had a perfect level for the style and overall beer. Dry, almost astringent, aftertaste with a lingering fruity taste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Great example on how to hide an 11% abv, amazing.
Hard to beat Tripel. Excellent complexity and wonderfully balanced. Quite flexible: very drinkable or great sipper.

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwent91
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KasteelDonker
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New reviewer, new taste for me. I like smoothest, highest abv. This curieux has great taste AND the strength that I desire.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy, but not quite cloudy; golden yellow in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: the bourbon clearly comes through, but it doesn't overwhelm the coriander, orange peel, banana, and peppery spice from the original tripel;

T: complex; a moment of bourbon and vanilla, then a rush of citrus - mostly lemon; the finish is a combination of all of that, along with some black pepper;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; a little alcohol warming, but not much; really smooth;

O: one of the best beers I've every had; it's always a treat when I get a taste of this;

Photo of Knoxrb12
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beercirone
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wmclaughlin12
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wsherry1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Caskaway
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inonesock
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of melbow
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sneaky... a very sneaky beer.

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kipp
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GPHarris
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage

a - poured a one-finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left a thin ring of lace throughout. the body was a bright, clear amber color.
s - oak and honey.
t - oak, honey, vanilla with a hint of bourbon.
m - slick and creamy, medium mouthfeel.
o - delicious and complex. great sipper.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap @ Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington, NJ.

Served in a Chimay chalice. Hazy, dark gold in color, and a small white head. Lots of caramel and vanilla in the nose. Very sweet and warming flavor. A little bit of heat from the bourbon which counteracts nicely with the sweetness. Medium bodied but bold. Definitely a sipper.

I've had this beer many times over the years but have been hesitant to buy a bottle due to the increase in price. It's probably the first barrel aged beer I had years ago. It was a treat to have on-tap and affordable as well. Great stuff!

Photo of PVMT
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.