Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Guden:
4.54/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A- Fairly cloudy pale copper with a small white layer of little bubbles. Nothing bad, just not super exciting.
S- Definite oakiness with light citrus and banana fruitiness. A pleasant balance between whiskey and a tripel.
T- Oak and bourbon lead the way with a rich, sweet creaminess fighting them back before a lemon flavor finish that sticks on the tongue.
M- Creamy and mouth filling. Let's all the flavors shine through and finishes reasonably dry.
O- Very drinkable and interesting at the same time. The oak and bourbon are strong enough to really enhance without overpowering or wearing on the palate.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2013 01:58:16 | More by Guden
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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
95 out of 100 based on 2,700 ratings.