Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by bonbright7:
4.38/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I found this at Whole Foods today while looking for a good beer to match with my most ambitious cooking project from scratch, which was Japanese Wafuu Curry with a double portion of chicken over brown rice.
My first pour registered a slight head on a cloudy orange/gold body that reminded me of the other Allegash offerings in Belgian styles. The first smell of the beer had a pronounced Bourbon spirit to it and the first taste made me wonder if I was drinking a "Boilermaker"(shot of whiskey dropped into a beer, shot glass and all).
The beer flowed easily as I as trying to guess which sour mash maker had supplied the barrel for this particular batch. My guess was either Jim Beam or Maker's Mark because of the wide open sweetness combined with the tripel was very interesting.
As I got to the end of the very strong ale, more of the tripel elements showed themselves to me in the forms of malts and hops with great drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2007 03:10:43 | More by bonbright7
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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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