Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by timmay41:
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A Valentine's Day cask-conditioned treat at the Moan and Dove, Amherst, MA.
A: A deep, muddy brownish with yellow highlights. A one-finger casky-bubbled head.
S: Alcoholic-tinged sweet notes of bourbon and malts dominate, with subtle fruit notes.
T: Sweetness up front with a warm, dry aftertaste. Belgian sugars present but muted by the temperature and relative flatness, which is actually pretty awesome.
M & D: What the cask conditioning does is make this much more (and dangerously) drinkable, toning down the booze bite. It drinks less like a complex aged triple and more like a session belgian white or double. If this 11% offering is wrong I don't want to be right.
Serving type: cask
02-15-2009 04:42:36 | More by timmay41
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4.44/5 rDev +3.7%
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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