Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.4/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: Brown corked and caged 750 w/beautiful, classy label. Vintage clearly marked.
Appearance: Really attractive dark golden beer, with small Champagne-like carbonation, and a creamy ivory cap with great retention.
Smell: Awesome aromas...lots of spicy citrus and fruity yeast aromas, along with creamy vanilla tones from the barrel aging (I'm assuming). I didn't think I'd like a bourbon-barrel tripel, but this mix is awesome.
Taste: Booze is still pretty warm, and definitely lets you know it's there, though it's not hot. There are some prominent bourbon notes, with a hint of heat, some oaky vanilla as well, and it's all backed up with juicy stone and citrus fruits. Very well balanced and vibrant.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and full
Drinkability: Medium-high; not that there's anything wrong w/this beer; it just lets you know it's a serious player. It feels (in a good way) like 11%, not like Westvleteren 12 or St. Bernardus Abt. that just shouts "have another!"
Conclusion: What a great beer. I'm gonna do my best to try and find one of these to pick up for a special occasion each year.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2010 01:59:38 | More by BedetheVenerable
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4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 07-23-2014
Freshness: Bottled 02-07-2014
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged
Purchased: Received in a trade
I don't concern myself too much with review numbers, but saw I was coming up on #700 and thought this would be a good milestone review...
Appearance is a clear, brilliant golden color, with a large white head that shows excellent lacing and retention.
Aromas have lemongrass, spices, musty Belgian yeast, and some Hefeweizen like qualities of cloves and banana fruitiness. Very pleasing to smell.
The taste has a sharp and tart quality up front. Woodiness and also whiskey alcohol notes then come into play. Overall it is dry, but has some sweetness of fruits to balance. Low bitterness and hop presence.
Mouthfeel has a high carbonation and finishes somewhat dry, with notes of citrus (lemon and oranges) plus some added sweetness and warmth from the bourbon barrels.
Overall a first-class beer that I'm glad to have tried.
Thanks to Treyliff for this one!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 04:32:57 | More by sommersb
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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