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

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2,990 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,990
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 350
Gots: 582 | FT: 32
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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Photo of BeerEngineer
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

General - I got this 22 oz bottle from a store a couple of weeks ago. Really nice corked bottle. Drinking it out of a chalice type glass that I had.

Appearance - The color is around an SRM 7 or so, beautiful light golden. Head was a light white frothy but it quickly faded. Fairly clear with just a touch of chill haze. This is a little too cold to be drinking right now, just out of the fridge.

Aroma - MMMM Bourbon! This thing has a big hit of the bourbon barrel that it was aged in. There is also an alcohol scent, not unsurprising with the 11% ABV on this bad boy. in the background there are some light citrus scents with a touch of banana. Really great scent.

Taste - If God were to brew a beer, it would taste like this. Seriously this is one of if not the best triples that I've had. The flavor of bourbon is perfect with the alcoholic burn and slight fruitiness. Amazing is all I can say.

Mouthfeel - A slightly thin feeling with a moderately high carbonation level. There is an alcoholic burn on the back of the throat also.

Overall - Wow, this is awesome. I couldn't ask for a better beer after a long day. Refreshing yet strong with a lot of great flavor.

BeerEngineer, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Jul 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

lpstar, Jul 23, 2013
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Jennille, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Rish907, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

scottDC, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

xseanprimex, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SethK, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

aorloski, Jul 17, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +13.6%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

birchstick, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Tiger33, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Rudy, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this bottle in Vermont. Bottled February 2013.

A - Honey golden, bright with strong carbonation. One finger creamy white head. Sticky walls of nice lace remain with a half finger of retention that champs the whole way through. Body turned dark orange with yeast addition and head became much thicker.

S - Honey, yeast. Sweet spice, lemon. No bourbon really. 'Typical' Tripel aroma.

T - Lemon, bready malt, honey, bourbon comes out lightly. Some woodiness, honey. Hard to see where the bourbon is supposed to show up, but it does taste nice and is complex. Lemon and spice are prominent. Some alcohol comes out in the finish too. Coconut?

M - Strong carbonation, full body with a nice creaminess and a mildly dry finish with lemon and some oaky vanilla.

O/D - Quite a nice Tripel. I'm finding it quite difficult to pick up any real assertive bourbon notes, but that might not be a bad thing. I can see how the barrel has imparted some subtleties that have complimented the base beer well. Quite a nice and complex beer with lot's to keep you thinking about it and an ABV forcing you to take your time with it. I noticed myself drinking this way too quickly for its ABV, which isn't always a bad thing. Well done.

tbeckett, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

LloydXmas, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

FroggieMercury, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

einman, Jul 13, 2013
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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