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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,829 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,829
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 319
Gots: 523 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004)
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4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Pleasant vanilla and bourbon blend with a little kick.

Durge, Sunday at 03:17 AM
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4.99/5  rDev +16.9%

One of the nicer things done in a bourbon barrel in a very long time.
Nose: light fruit, hint of caramel, vanilla, light malts. spice
Hazy straw to gold under a quickly dissipating yet clingy and easy roused 1" foam cap with a very fine bead.
A yeast driven palate beginning with caramel, melon, banana, light fruit, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, a little nuttiness and a faint touch of pepper and a suggestion of hops. The beer shows astounding balance of flavor between the layers of malt, yeast, bourbon barrel and alcohol flavors.
The alcohol is stealthy - a slight warming announces its presence but there are no harsh, hot or solventy flavors to betray its presence. The body is just below medium and the carbonation is above average but not harsh or carbonic.
Le petit Jésus en culotte de velours

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wpg1989, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Smooth, creamy, coconut and vanilla very si the but present. Tasty brew to have with dinner.

Shikitohno, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

A: Burnished orange, increasingly yellow with brighter light. Some loose bubbles, not much head or lacing to speak of.

S: Warm butterscotch, some abrasive oak, and back to butter goodness.

T: Even more intense varieties of the nose, oak is more dominant, with a ton of vanilla, almost too much. Rich butter. I can't make out the tripel for all the oak.

M: Heavy, smooth, dense.

O: Intense to say the least. If oak is your thing, here is your beer. If you shy from harsh wood and alcohol notes, be warned.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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