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

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3,059 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 357
Gots: 622 | FT: 34
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Kerry for the chance to try this fantastic beer.

Pours a hazy yellow with a creamy head of bone white foam that fell luxuriously to a thick ring and left plenty of handsome lace. Body of the beer glows with promise and is the soft pastel color of golden sunshine.

Nose is the definition of complex. It's sublime with bourbon, oak and tropical fruit to tempt. There's a tartness and some mild yeast with a slight breath of alcohol. Picks up some earth as it warms and a touch of pepper. Light banana and clove emerge with a touch of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose and unfolds like a symphony. The ripe fruit is sticky and sweet. Almost candied. The bourbon lays quietly underneath oaky and deep. The alcohol warmth and the pepper bring out the fruits so well. The woody quality and the vanilla accents the malt which is smooth and long and has earthy tones as well. The honey sweetness of the malt and the and the bourbon create a sensual mouthfeel that is strong and a little heavier than the usual tripel. The bourbon lingers int he aftertaste with a hint of smoke and the candied fruit.

This beer continued to unfold throughout the drink and the fruits were varied and splendid. Pear, pineapple, apple, orange, apricot, mango. At one point I beheld coconut. There was a slight sour that gave an immense drinkablility to all the rich sweetness. The buttery smooth malt and the rich bourbon were the perfect compliment and added a depth that resounded. Lingered a touch hot in the aftertaste like bourbon and like sweet candy.

Captivating, expansive and radiant.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,059 ratings.