Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by BamaViper1:
3.7/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.
The curieux pours straw yellow into the glass forming a thick white head. Nice lacing as well.
The beer smells like Belgian yeast and bourbon. I love bourbon, so it smells quite nice.
The beer has a slightly fruity nose followed by Belgian yeast and white bread. The end and finish are full of alcohol and bourbon notes like caramel, toffee, etc. Love that bourbon barrel.
The bottle-conditioning adds lots of carbonation which helps this beer have a pretty good medium body. Finish is long and viscous.
I could drink this for a couple but then I'd have to move on. But I like it a lot. Mainly because of the bourbon. But this is one of the few palatable tripels I've had. Three cheers for Allagash.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2010 03:00:54 | More by BamaViper1
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4.44/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at Beach Front Liquor, San Clemente CA
Bottled October 25, 2013
Popped and poured into an Allagash Chalice
A: clear amber-honey color, effervescent with a 1.5 inch head. Settled to .25 inch and retained as I allowed the beer to warm slightly. Quite beautiful.
N: roasted malt slightly sweet, hard to sense any bourbon. Not what I expected, very soft of the nose. Pleasant.
T: HUGE burst of flavor on initial taste. A super-intensified version of the nose. Sweet caramel malt on the tongue with unmistakable whiskey tones and yeast. Truly dramatic to sip. Bourbon lingers on the palette. Mouthfeel a little bubbly, I think I would love to try something like this with a heavier body. But it definitely holds up.
This is a must-try for even those not thrilled with this style. I'm hooked already.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 02:19:53 | More by Bonsall_Phil
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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