Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by sweemzander:
3.93/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
750mL corked & caged bottle split. Poured into a tulip. Bottled January 2010.
(A)- Pours a clear golden orange color that produced a great white head that left a thin ring of lacing as it slowly dissipated.
(S)- Yeasty, with a good woody oak vanilla-ish bourbon note in front of a light biscuity-wheat & banana earthiness; very subtle though.
(T)- A light & spicy wheat & lemon behind a big, warm, & woody oak vanilla sweet middle. Finishes the same as the middle.
(M)- A good carbonation level. A tad high in the boozy warmth as it goes down with that oaky vanilla sweetness. Some of the traditional tripel nuances come through, but at this stage, the barrel aging is taking center stage. The richest tripel to have crossed my lips.
(D)- An interesting tripel. I have never seen a bourbon barrel aged one at that, so this one intrigued me. Definitely is a good one, but the barrel aging definitely overpowers most of what this has to offer; over time should smooth this out. I am glad I split this, cause I would have difficulty.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2010 17:16:18 | More by sweemzander
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.