Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.95/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into 2 wine glasses. bottled 2/2011?
A- Pours a semi-transparent rosey peach hue. A big bright foamy head forms. Looks interesting and inviting.
S- Sweet floral and fruity notes. The fruitiness has a juiciness. Some spice and yeast present. Medium
T- Similar to smell. Sweet juicy fruit and floral tones upfront that give way to a blossoming of mellow oak, vanilla, and bourbon. The flavors then blend back into equality and gently linger.
M- A nice moist feel with a slight drying action. Light- medium body. Feels nice.
O- A very good beer. Interesting. They nailed the bourbon flavor without over powering the rest. Will be buying again.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2011 17:42:43 | More by busterthecat
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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
95 out of 100 based on 2,702 ratings.