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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4.34/5 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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