1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

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

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

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,365 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2365
Reviews: 764
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,365 | Reviews: 764 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by hdofu:
Photo of hdofu
hdofu

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow... pours gold with a white head. Smell is heavily of bourbon. Taste is light but with a finish of burbon... given the heavy abv it's quite remarkable really as it mostly hides the heavy impact... given its a tripel its quite remarkable as most don't have such a flavor... pretty near perfection

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 04:07:06 | More by hdofu
More User Reviews:
Photo of EvilAsh
EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-23-2014 18:15:05 | More by EvilAsh
Photo of Jirin
Jirin

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-23-2014 17:14:08 | More by Jirin
Photo of pdonovan16
pdonovan16

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2014 01:05:58 | More by pdonovan16
Photo of krome
krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 23:33:51 | More by krome
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 23:29:27 | More by jgunther71
Photo of IrishColonial
IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-22-2014 22:54:44 | More by IrishColonial
Photo of JuliusCaesar
JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 12:19:28 | More by JuliusCaesar
Photo of DrewShalvoy
DrewShalvoy

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 00:30:41 | More by DrewShalvoy
Photo of michaeljstraub
michaeljstraub

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-22-2014 00:09:05 | More by michaeljstraub
Photo of beerdave
beerdave

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-21-2014 02:00:30 | More by beerdave
Photo of hilgart1
hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-21-2014 01:23:26 | More by hilgart1
Photo of bumchilly25
bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-21-2014 00:49:22 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of Walkerjgt
Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-21-2014 00:48:27 | More by Walkerjgt
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-20-2014 12:50:41 | More by Dicers
Photo of dnb128
dnb128

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2014 19:08:00 | More by dnb128
Photo of Hendrick24
Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-19-2014 18:53:07 | More by Hendrick24
Photo of CLaBarre
CLaBarre

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2014 15:53:39 | More by CLaBarre
Photo of frosted33
frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 12:00:50 | More by frosted33
Photo of jeezie
jeezie

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

04-19-2014 05:04:00 | More by jeezie
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
Bonsall_Phil

California

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Beach Front Liquor, San Clemente CA
Bottled October 25, 2013
Popped and poured into an Allagash Chalice

A: clear amber-honey color, effervescent with a 1.5 inch head. Settled to .25 inch and retained as I allowed the beer to warm slightly. Quite beautiful.

N: roasted malt slightly sweet, hard to sense any bourbon. Not what I expected, very soft of the nose. Pleasant.

T: HUGE burst of flavor on initial taste. A super-intensified version of the nose. Sweet caramel malt on the tongue with unmistakable whiskey tones and yeast. Truly dramatic to sip. Bourbon lingers on the palette. Mouthfeel a little bubbly, I think I would love to try something like this with a heavier body. But it definitely holds up.

This is a must-try for even those not thrilled with this style. I'm hooked already.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:19:53 | More by Bonsall_Phil
Photo of ScottP
ScottP

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-19-2014 01:00:56 | More by ScottP
Photo of NorCalAussie
NorCalAussie

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-18-2014 23:33:27 | More by NorCalAussie
Photo of T_Hass
T_Hass

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2014 22:44:01 | More by T_Hass
Photo of ralerwen
ralerwen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2014 16:34:24 | More by ralerwen
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,365 ratings.