Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A - A hazy golden brew with a small head with lengthy retention and a decent amount of lacing.
S - Very nice. A funky, slightly sweet, slightly sour, smelling, brew with strong oak wood and mild leather aromas. Some mild lemon rind, horse blanket and banana is decernable. Abv is detectable, if you are looking.
T - A very complex flavor. Dominated by a pleasant oak, a faint leathery flavor, with some banana and coconut backing. Alcohol is detectable, but flows well with the character. A real treat.
M - Very thick, smooth, a little drying from alcohol. A definite warming presence.
D - This is definitely not a beer to sit down and drink. It is something to be shared with friends over dinner or something to that effect. It is a power house that I imagine could open many a wine aficianado to the wonderful world of beer. A must have in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2007 01:53:46 | More by mrasskicktastic
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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
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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