Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by wknight167:
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Apearance - Pours a cloudy, dirty orange with a halh finger white head that leaves behind a thin cap and a solid sheet of lacing.
Nose- Vanilla, pineapple, passion fruit and sweet mango.
Palate- Big lemon up front, then spicy, woody vanilla and finally bourbon accompanied by carmalized sugar. The bourbon flavors work well with the belgian yeastiness. I will admit, I love bourbon and tripels, but did not forsee this working out. Alcohol is evident, but that only adds to the bourbon qualities.
Mouthfeel- Med-full body, light, smoot, creamy carbonation.
Drinkability- A sipper no doubt, but one i wouldn't mind sipping on for a while.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2010 04:25:25 | More by wknight167
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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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