Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by tdawgydog:
3.63/5 rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2008 bottle that I had in the cellar.
A - Poured a nice cloudy orange. Very little head, almost immediately dissipated.
S - Strong scent of bourbon. You'd think that this came from Tennessee not Portland, Maine.
T - Fruity notes off set by the strong taste of bourbon. I've been cellaring this for close to 3 years now. I'm sure the taste is extremely different now from where it once was.
D - Didn't realize this was 11%. The alcohol is definitely evident but it doesn't overpower the brew. Goes down smooth and warms your insides :-)
M - Smooth, very little carbonation, tastes like a cask offering that has been bottled. I was concerned that I had kept this in the cellar too long but that is not the case. A very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2011 21:17:57 | More by tdawgydog
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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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