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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,757 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 312
Gots: 494 | 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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resistdefy

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

04-13-2013 00:48:00 | More by resistdefy
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JWing

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2013 16:45:22 | More by JWing
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retry4z

California

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%

Served cold - a little too cold for such a high alcohol content beer - on tap at a Sprouts inside bar in a trumpet-shaped pilsner, which I found odd for a Tripel.

Glass filled to the top, so no head and minimum lacing.

Appearance is foggy golden yellow, with some bubbles surfacing to the top.

Hard to smell because it's so cold and my allergies, but I could make out a delicious blend of sweet flowers, fruit, and caramel with some distinct delicious barley aroma.

Taste characteristic of Belgian beers, with a delicious sweet-tingly taste of barley, malts, caramels, fruits, and licorice.

Goes down very smoothly for an 11% beer, pleasant tingling from carbonation and a warmth due to alcohol lingers.

Overall an obvious quality brew from a reputable brewery that I would be sure to try again.

04-11-2013 23:07:22 | More by retry4z
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2013 14:09:12 | More by smccann
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2013 02:45:56 | More by Atomicskis5
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wspscott

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%

750ml bottle in Duvel tulip
bottled on Nov 2009
Found this in the basement, purchased a couple of years ago in NJ. Probably bought too many 750s and this one got lost in the back.

A: Light golden/copper color with a 1/2 finger not-quite-white head, large than expected given the alcohol level.
S: Light bourbon and a little oak/woodiness.
T: Lots of oak character (vanilla cream) but not much in the way of tannins. There is a subtle belgian-yeast flavor (fruity esters) but not much. The bourbon is very integrated, most of what is obvious is wood vs. bourbon.
M: Crisp and yet somewhat creamy/mouthcoating, I assume this is the tripel interacting with the wood.
O: An obviously well made beer that almost certainly would have been better 2 years ago., still tastes very good, but everything is too muted to be world class. Based on this bottle and other reviews, I would definitely purchase again.

04-11-2013 02:37:20 | More by wspscott
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-09-2013 12:54:59 | More by Retail1LO
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-09-2013 01:43:40 | More by jplopez21
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RollTide7

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-07-2013 19:45:52 | More by RollTide7
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-07-2013 04:48:15 | More by Maillard
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-07-2013 04:05:07 | More by Rekrule
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ButtonBeer

South Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +13.8%

This is silky smooth with a complex nose and medium bodied flavor that hangs on long after each swallow. One can definitely detect the bourbon as well as a hint of honey. By my standards, this was pricy but worth it. Forced to write more in order to post. So, there is also a hint of an English ale - like Old Speckled Hen, but only a hint.

04-06-2013 21:28:33 | More by ButtonBeer
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wroywel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-06-2013 20:33:01 | More by wroywel
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mjw1200

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-05-2013 22:38:17 | More by mjw1200
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CATVDK

Maine

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-05-2013 20:26:18 | More by CATVDK
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cliftonsbiehl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-05-2013 18:16:23 | More by cliftonsbiehl
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-04-2013 14:41:13 | More by campfirebrew
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-04-2013 00:39:22 | More by halfshell
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paleoplant

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-01-2013 23:09:36 | More by paleoplant
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-01-2013 20:04:38 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2013 19:47:09 | More by Quackus
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

Glowing honey gold with a healthy finger of soapy whiteness on top that retains for a few minutes before forming a neat collar. Body is mildly active.

Wow... never smelled anything like this before. Vanilla, toffee, clove, leather, cookies, a bit of heat if you really snort for it, mushy grapes and figs. Smells darker than it looks... raisins... pineapple? All over the place.

Musty oak with a sweet bourbon that envelopes an otherwise clean tripel profile. There's that wheaty yeast and cereal malt that you might find in Chimay white or Karmeliat but then there's this mellow bourbon barrel contribution that really transforms this into something unique.

Thanks cw577enfield!

04-01-2013 19:27:26 | More by yamar68
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2013 13:18:52 | More by meatyard
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dwagner003

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-01-2013 04:16:14 | More by dwagner003
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Kenai4

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-01-2013 03:47:48 | More by Kenai4
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.