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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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2,677 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,677
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 297
Gots: 464 | 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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SLeffler27

New York

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we have an opaque golden brew with constantly streaming bubbles feeding the 1" head of white foam.

Is it appropriate to thank God for beer? Sure it is. Bourbon wafts through the room, emanating from this Goliath of beers. Memories of afternoons with my grandfather race to fill my mind like it was just yesterday.

The bourbon flavor is more subtle and sublime than its aroma, as it competes with vanilla and butter.

Smooth as fine combed silk, light as angel food cake, warming alcohol, and decadent.

I'm not sharing this bottle with anyone, but will rush out and get another for friends. If only I were younger, I'd spend the entire day sipping away. Oh, what the hell, bring it on baby!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2008 21:38:54 | More by SLeffler27
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S: Tripel all the way. A sweetness, Belgian yeasts, coriander and offal in a Blue Ribbon way. Light notes of bubble gum and emptied shot gun cartridges just shot. Vanilla? Perhaps but muted in the sort of way you never think of vanilla being in chocolate cake but its there. Coconut (as said on the label) perhaps, as its in a lot of d shelved foods as coconut oil but but goes unnoticed as its mild.

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