Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by demcorhip:
4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good stuff, and thanks to chonyr for bringing this out. A nice looking golden hued ale. A decent, almost tight off white head formed on the pour.
Some golden cake, a touch of phenolics, cinnamon, clove, banana, as well as a good dose of caramel and vanilla.
No real surprises here in the taste. A rich golden ale with some oak and bourbon to compliment it. Reminiscent in some ways of the 08 AS, although nowhere near as malty.
Medium in body, smnooth and slightly creamy in feel. Almost dry, and the balance comes from the nice touch of bourbon barrel aging.
A tasty big brew. Nice use of barrel aging with a nice and subtle kiss of bourbon that never gets in your face. Recommended, and something i would love to drink again someday.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2010 04:05:26 | More by demcorhip
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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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