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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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2,644 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,644
Reviews: 775
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 290
Gots: 457 | FT: 28
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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Meadhall in Cambridge, 8.5oz serving in a champagne glass

A- Hazy color of dark yellowish orange. About a finger of white creamy head. Average carbonation. Leaves walls of layered lacing surrounding the glass.

S- Sweet sugary citrus (oranges, lemons, etc.) with some hints of yeast, oak, and a little bit of booze.

T- Sweet citrus, lemon, orange, maybe a hint of cherries and peaches, with vanilla, oak, and finishes with a citrusy sour, bitter taste.

M- Medium bodied, goes down very smoothly, easily drinkable, very very slight burn from the booze but not bad at all considering the 11% abv.

O- This was a great tripel from Allagash. Definitely recommended if you like Belgian beers. Has a nice complex, unique sugary sweet sour taste that is very easy to drink. Could have easily had more then an 8.5oz serving.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2012 23:17:48 | More by jaasen64
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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,644 ratings.