Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by russwbeck:
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to 603BeerMe for this one!
A: Pours a hazy golden caramel color with a small head and very nice retention. Constant bubbles racing to the top.
S: Wonderful smell. I'm getting your typical Belgian Tripel smell, but with a nice kick of liquor. The hit of liquor almost smells like vanilla. This is my first Barrel-Aged brew, so it really impresses me.
T: Smooth Belgian start, that blends into a Bourbon finish. Not as dry a finish as I'm accustomed to by this style, this is almost creamy.
MF: Light body with a nice amount of carbonation that keeps the flavors fresh.
D: This is a beer that the drinkability is interesting. I would love to drink this all the time, but I don't see it as an everyday beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2010 02:22:58 | More by russwbeck
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4.39/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 07-23-2014
Freshness: Bottled 02-07-2014
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged
Purchased: Received in a trade
I don't concern myself too much with review numbers, but saw I was coming up on #700 and thought this would be a good milestone review...
Appearance is a clear, brilliant golden color, with a large white head that shows excellent lacing and retention.
Aromas have lemongrass, spices, musty Belgian yeast, and some Hefeweizen like qualities of cloves and banana fruitiness. Very pleasing to smell.
The taste has a sharp and tart quality up front. Woodiness and also whiskey alcohol notes then come into play. Overall it is dry, but has some sweetness of fruits to balance. Low bitterness and hop presence.
Mouthfeel has a high carbonation and finishes somewhat dry, with notes of citrus (lemon and oranges) plus some added sweetness and warmth from the bourbon barrels.
Overall a first-class beer that I'm glad to have tried.
Thanks to Treyliff for this one!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 04:32:57 | More by sommersb
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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