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

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

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world-class

3,172 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,172
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 394
Gots: 731 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004

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.
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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonnyHenry
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MadCat
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Nice hazy golden yellow with a short white head that left good lacing

Smell: Sweet, Belgian yeasts that have been mellowed out a bit

Taste: Mellow Belgian yeasts, subtle bourbon and oak

Feel: Medium body, full crisp carbonation

Overall: Excellent tripel, however I wouldn't have guessed that it is barrel aged if I wasn't told. However, I think the barrel here mostly serves to mellow out some of the stronger flavors and bring harmony to everything. So maybe the barrel not being obvious is a good thing and shows some real benefit rather than a hot boozy mess that tastes like weak bourbon.

Photo of HopSolo
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.44/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adamjwilk
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OntheLambic
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jricharc
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cfeezy
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hippieflip
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doublewide
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TychoNDC
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of funked1
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wwb114
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kborning
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
2.75/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The bottle was about a year old and tasted like old beer as well. It states drink within a year though. Triples are really my thing anyway.

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jren
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

To date the best barrel aged ale I've had. Great taste, feel, and good smell.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.07/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

750ml bottle shared in wine glasses. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coconut, alcohol, vanilla, wood, spices, and some citrus. Taste is alcohol, bitter wood, coconut, vanilla, malt, and spices. Light body, thin texture, soft active carbonation, dry finish.

Photo of beerfootfreak
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dramer
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm going to skip describing every category in the rating here and just say...WOW. Best beer I've ever had, period.

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
3.52/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Element1290
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,172 ratings.