Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
4.78/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A: great looking beer: made me think of dark golden cider; starts with massive head, relaxes into thin layer of foam and laces
S: oak, citrus, some bourbon whiskey notes, orchard fruits soaked in booze
T: super classy: high notes of warm soft citrusy hops; undertones of bourbon, vanilla, and coconut - very nicely meshed - apple/pear/peach sweetness with brighter citrus and oaky bourbon notes
M: smooth and clean finishing - the feel is like a strong pale Belgian, but a tad thicker. Drinkable? There is no way you won't want to keep drinking this.
O: brilliant! They age their tripel in bourbon barrels and then mix it back in with some straight tripel - probably a very delicate process with a big pay-off: you get what (to me) tastes/smells/feels like a strong pale Belgian ale mixed with a light-fruit tripel. Extremely drinkable - it will continue to entice your taste buds after drinking.
2013 Update: Curieux always reinforces my opinion of it. This is a must try tripel.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2012 01:06:47 | More by Greywulfken
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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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