Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by blincoln:
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Good white foamy head. Large bubbles and dissipated into a thin frothy layer. Good thick lacing. Honey golden and cloudy color with lots of bubbles coming up.
Aroma: First impression – you can really smell the bourbon coming through with a sweet coconut scent. After a while, the smell does seem to be a little over powering…maybe due to some bad experiences with whiskey.
Taste: As my first beer aged in bourbon barrels – wow. That coconut taste is really at the forefront almost like a coconut rum with a mix of bourbon but not in a harsh hard alcohol way. The vanilla is really subtle, almost unnoticeable.
Palette: Smooth and carbonated. Relatively light, but definitely not a beer to be consumed quickly.
Overall: Weird and Awesome! All the opposing flavors come together to be one of the most interesting unique beers I’ve had. My only disappointment…that this beer was poured into a tumbler.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2011 05:03:23 | More by blincoln
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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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