Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by jbertsch:
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled January 26 2012. Consumed November 3 2012
Poured into a snifter
Appearance: light amber in color. Little haze. White head is sudsy, one finger in size. Dissipated to a ring.
Aroma: new wood, oak. Dried banana, not ripe banana. Hint of vanilla and chai spices. Little sweetness tucked behind an otherwise dry woodsy aroma.
Taste: fresh oak is first noticeable followed a little banana sweetness. Then the flavor fades into a little candied sugar with some heat and a touch of bubble gum. Bourbon finishes it, but the heat is tamed and never takes over or ruins anything. Overall, this is elegant and simple, with a few strong flavor notes that are all in equal volume. I never thought a bourbon infused strong ale would ever come across as clean, but this does in a way.
Mouthfeel: carbonation is fine. Smooth. The pour from the second half of the bottle has a little fluffier feel than thenfirst half and inked the second hald better for that. But it's smooth and a little fluffy at the same time.
Overall: bourbon is nicely mellow and doesn't overtake this beer. It was a good idea for allagash to blend the bourbon barrel aged version with some fresh triple. The blend works well. The flavor is unique, some may not like it but I say it's a great success.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2012 00:11:23 | More by jbertsch
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some some lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, banana, coconut, vanilla, spices and woody oak.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Belgian yeast, coconut, banana, faint spices, some vanilla, woody oak and faint bourbon.
Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 01:31:01 | More by SebD
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,644 ratings.