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

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

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2,709 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,709
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 306
Gots: 476 | FT: 28
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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GeezLynn

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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled March 2009

A: Golden blond with fine clarity. Moderate white head is well retained by a constant supply of bubbles. Very attractive beer.
S: Aroma is a bundle of sweet fruity esters. Apple, pear and grape with a touch of vanilla/oak. Bourbon shows a bit at room temperature.
T: While not so noticeable in the aroma, bourbon barrels are easily distinguished here. Initial fruit flavors found in the aroma quickly move into spicy yeast and bourbon flavors. Starts out with a modest sweetness and finishes bitter with a light tannic presence.
M: Medium-bodied and carbonated just about right. Not overly heavy or boozy for a big tripel.

Having had this beer on draft a number of times, the bourbon always seems to overpower everything else about the beer. But with a year or two in the bottle, it really mellows into something special.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:19:52 | More by GeezLynn
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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,709 ratings.