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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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95
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2,644 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,644
Reviews: 775
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 290
Gots: 459 | FT: 29
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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HeyItsChili

China

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

Got it off the growler station at GBX.

A - Poured from a growler into a Bedazzled chalice. Pours hazy straw colored, cloudy but mostly opaque. Thin white head dissipates to a thin ring clinging to the glass.

S - Light lemon-lime citrus, light fruits, with subtle notes of pineapple, mango, and green apples. Slight vanilla and pepper aroma from the bourbon barrel.

T - Pretty interesting. There's a slightly starchy fruity banana taste not totally different from a wheat beer, but quickly the flavor turns into a light malty backend that fades into a dry, faintly tannic, alcoholic finish.

M - Light bodied, mild carbonation.

Serving type: growler

01-15-2011 01:23:16 | More by HeyItsChili
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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,644 ratings.