Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
4.05/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay glassware.
A- Nice murky apricot golden color with a nice 2 finger white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass.
S- Good tripel smells with nice candied pineapple/mango smells and a nice vanilla bourbon/oak smell.
T- Smooth tripel tastes with nice belgian yeast and that candied fruit flavor that flows well with the vanilla bourbon oak flavors that follow. Alcohol is high but not very noticeable.
M- Very nice, smooth medium/heavy beer with ample fine/smooth carbonation.
D- Any BA's that enjoy barrel aged heavy beers, like me, would really enjoy this beer. Drank the 750ml bottle and looking for another, very easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2009 19:21:48 | More by Schmaltzy
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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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