Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
What a fantastic treat. Served on-tap at Capones last night in a small snifter glass.
Appearance: Served a light golden orange color with a small froth cap.
Smell: vanilla and oak with a sweet white grape give it a distinct wine like aroma. A touch of fruit, some peach and banana and an element of lemon, sit beside a distinct wine like alcohol.
Taste: The taste is similar to the nose. Yeasty fruity flavors and a woody notes of vanilla, coriander, orange and wine. I know this is Bourbon aged but I thought there was more vinous alcohol and vanilla oak than I typically associate with the charred wood flavor of bourbon. Still, I see that it is there.
Mouthfeel: A dry and spicy triple that is gloriously boozy.
Drinkability: It is hot and yet quite nice to drink. Still, I much preferred the Interlude for a sessionable beer. This is a decent sipper.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: on-tap
06-21-2007 06:15:53 | More by Phatz
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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
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