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

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

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95
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2,341 Ratings
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Ratings: 2341
Reviews: 763
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.98%


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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jampics2

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle generously shared by Adam at a nice dinner get together. 2009 vintage, probably a year old at this point.

This beer looks great. An golden colored body with almost no head.

Smell is great - nice mix of Belgian yeast that puts forth some fruity esters, plus a nice bourbon note (mostly vanilla and oak). This is a combo I couldn't imagine before smelling, but it's great.

Taste is fantastic. This is such a unique blend of flavors, and Allagash put so many nice elements that go together better than I would have thought. Sweet caramel malt, a nice vanilla bourbon flavor, and then the tripel comes out. Spicey and fruity, this is close to perfect for this bourbon and Belgian lover. Bourbon hides the 11% well, no noticeable alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is a touch thin, but the carb is good.

Drinkability was wonderful - I really enjoyed this and will purchase again. Great beer and a wonderful drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 20:55:01 | More by jampics2
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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,341 ratings.