Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by colts9016:
4.58/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This is my 400th review on Beer Advocate.
Got this bottle from mikeale, thank you so very much for this bottle.
Poured this beer into my Chimay Glass at 46 degrees.
Appearance: A amber color with orange hues in the body of the beer. There a rock solid creamy white head that a half a finger thick. There is also a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear with a touch of haziness.
Nose: A moderate amount of spices with a bouquet of citrus aroma. There is a good maltiness to the beer with a touch of sweetness. In the background of the beer there is vanilla, oak, cloves, phenols, bananas, and floral esters.
Taste: A very nice maltiness with a touch of sweetness. There are a bouquet of citrus, vanilla, oak, banana, cloves, phenols, and floral esters. The alcohol is soft with a touch of spiciness.
Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated and very creamy. The body of the beer is medium and finish lingers for a while on the palate. This beer is one that I have been wanting to get a hold of, thinking about a triple aged in bourbon barrels got my taste buds watering. This beer is a solid triple, well made and the aged on it just makes it shoot through the roof. I am so surprised on how incredibly creamy, rich, and peppery the beer is. I never was much a fan of the triple style but when I tried the some of the better ones, I became a fan. This is no exception. A very, very good beer. The flavors come together well, very balance, and super easy to drink. Two thumbs up, way to go Allagash, and thank you so very much mike . I am glad that I got to celebrate my 400th review with this beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2009 03:09:49 | More by colts9016
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4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottling date of March 22, 2013. Poured into goblet.
A-A nice burnt orange body with great clarity. The head was a pinkies width at best with minimal head retention.
S-Oak, peach, vanilla with a overall earthiness to it. None of them are really pronounced but all melded together.
T-Really enjoy the flavor of this beer. Up front you definitely get a fruitiness of peach and mango with the vanilla coming in after it. The bourbon barrels come in with the dry finish. The barrel aging is more subtle than I was expecting but fucking awesome none the less.
M-On the heavier side for the body thats broken up by the high carbonation. Dryer finish.
O-So this beer was worth the $18 after all. Enjoyed it alot. Wish the price tag was less so I could drink this more often. I do not know the ratio of how much they blend the fresh triple with the barrel aged tripel but being that the bourbon/vanilla/aged characteristics are so subtle I would say a majority of this beer is the fresh tripel. Not complaining at all because I really enjoy this beer. I will have to grab this years and see how it taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:27:03 | More by mikem0487
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,236 ratings.