Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750mL bottle poured into a snifter. It pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of head that die down fairly quickly. Just a little bit of lacing left on the glass. The smell has a good oak scent, with lots of spices and a hint of citrus and alcohol. The taste is also spicy, with lots of pepper. Some lemon and a bunch of alcohol on the finish. The mouthfeel is nice and strong. The drinkability is just decent for a 9.5% beer due to the high dose of alcohol flavor on the finish. A nice barrel-aged beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2005 04:01:35 | More by SheepNutz
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Clear filtered gold with a softness to it, a fair amount of champagne like carbonation, a finger of stark white head. Nice lacing.
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.
T: Here it comes. Wow. The flavours of a great Tripel – the Belgian yeasts, coriander and fruity flavours are there but mild due to aging, and the lovely bourbon barrels come in strong. Definite woodiness, bourbon, and a softened coconut feel, creamy and smooth and yes vanilla notes. A fair sweetness is there, but not syrupy.
M: Light and smooth, good rich foamy, powdery dry carbonation.
O: Excellent brew. Was questioning it on the nose, but overwhelmed on the flavor. Bought at Greenlife Asheville, drank on the beach at Deerfield Beach, FL, July 17th, 2014.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 03:20:43 | More by patre_tim
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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