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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)

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2,676 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,676
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 296
Gots: 464 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004)
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cosmicevan

New York

3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 (bottled Feb 2010) into a Chimay chalice.

A - Pours a deep foggy golden honey with tons of carbonation. It is hard to see the carbonation because the color is so foggy, but when held to the light, there is a party going on in the glass. The head was thin and bubbly and didn't hang for long. Really attractive for the style.

S - Very strong woody smell mixed with a tripel. Very spicy and clove-like in odor. Citric notes are more in the background on this one.

T - Very unique. The bourbon flavor is there, but blends very nicely with the tripel. The wood flavor is mixed in also giving it something different. The alcohol is very present also and almost dominates the taste. The flavor definitely opened up on additional pours.

M - Alcohol is strong and gives my mouth a lively tingle.

D - Not the most drinkable beer, but at 11%, I doubt many would look for more than just one (even when sharing).

Worth a try, but didn't live up to the hype for me. I was impressed and it is a really good beer, but the dang internet set my expectations a bit higher on this one than reality. As with most brews, the flavor really came out after a pour or two, so you might want to let it warm up a bit before drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 21:11:27 | More by cosmicevan
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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.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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