Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by sk8man121:
4.47/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
13.5 oz pour on draft at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME.
A: Pours a cloudy honey-gold with marmalade highlights. 1-finger head settles to a ring thin ring around the glass, leaving a great deal of lacing.
S: Banana, pear and pineapple in the nose. Smells quite fruity, but not at all sweet.
T: Vanilla and oak notes right off the bat from the bourbon barrel, with plenty of spice in the center. Finishes dry and just slightly bitter with banana, pear, fresh cream and a touch of licorice.
M: Medium body and carbonation causes this to cream up very nicely on the palate. Sharp at first, but mellows quickly.
O: Curieux may have been the first beer that REALLY got me started on my passion for craft, back when the Portland Hannaford mistakenly marked it at $8.99 for a 750 in 2006. Creamy, beautiful and remarkably different from the Tripel that serves as its base, this beer needs no introduction. One sip and you're hooked.
A gorgeous, truly unique beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2011 19:48:56 | More by sk8man121
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4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottling date of March 22, 2013. Poured into goblet.
A-A nice burnt orange body with great clarity. The head was a pinkies width at best with minimal head retention.
S-Oak, peach, vanilla with a overall earthiness to it. None of them are really pronounced but all melded together.
T-Really enjoy the flavor of this beer. Up front you definitely get a fruitiness of peach and mango with the vanilla coming in after it. The bourbon barrels come in with the dry finish. The barrel aging is more subtle than I was expecting but fucking awesome none the less.
M-On the heavier side for the body thats broken up by the high carbonation. Dryer finish.
O-So this beer was worth the $18 after all. Enjoyed it alot. Wish the price tag was less so I could drink this more often. I do not know the ratio of how much they blend the fresh triple with the barrel aged tripel but being that the bourbon/vanilla/aged characteristics are so subtle I would say a majority of this beer is the fresh tripel. Not complaining at all because I really enjoy this beer. I will have to grab this years and see how it taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:27:03 | More by mikem0487
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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