Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap @ Taco Mac in Crabapple (Crabble Mac).
Appearance: Pours a clear blonde body with a small, white head.
Smell: Restrained aroma of bourbon mixed with white wine and candy.
Taste: Bourbon-influenced, semi-sweet pale malt flavor and notes of vanilla, wood. Dash of pinot grigio. Lemon sorbet fruitiness and light spice in back of the bourbon. Hint of honeysuckle. There's plenty of candi sweetness on this ride, but it still manages to finish somewhat dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied bolstered by a creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It's pretty good. Go on, give it a try. What harm could it do?
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2008 20:10:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottling date of March 22, 2013. Poured into goblet.
A-A nice burnt orange body with great clarity. The head was a pinkies width at best with minimal head retention.
S-Oak, peach, vanilla with a overall earthiness to it. None of them are really pronounced but all melded together.
T-Really enjoy the flavor of this beer. Up front you definitely get a fruitiness of peach and mango with the vanilla coming in after it. The bourbon barrels come in with the dry finish. The barrel aging is more subtle than I was expecting but fucking awesome none the less.
M-On the heavier side for the body thats broken up by the high carbonation. Dryer finish.
O-So this beer was worth the $18 after all. Enjoyed it alot. Wish the price tag was less so I could drink this more often. I do not know the ratio of how much they blend the fresh triple with the barrel aged tripel but being that the bourbon/vanilla/aged characteristics are so subtle I would say a majority of this beer is the fresh tripel. Not complaining at all because I really enjoy this beer. I will have to grab this years and see how it taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:27:03 | More by mikem0487
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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