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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

2,704 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,704
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 306
Gots: 474 | 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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Snikwad1020

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-07-2013 20:43:51 | More by Snikwad1020
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-07-2013 20:17:15 | More by splendidsplinter
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For_those_near_death

Switzerland

4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A = anticipation
S= great, but lets not dwell on it
T=life's short, cut to the chase
M=swallowed every time
O=will buy more

ok, the counter says that I must say more- ok, got it. If you are aware of being past 'half way' there, this beer might be for you. Time, sometimes, and beer, is all we have.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 06:27:51 | More by For_those_near_death
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-06-2013 20:44:09 | More by HopNuggets
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-05-2013 14:40:43 | More by Rainblows
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sonsonate

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-05-2013 08:08:17 | More by sonsonate
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TequilaGeorge

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If there is beer in heaven, you can rest assured that this brew will be on draft, there. It is an amazing, but pricey brew that requires special permission from my Mrs. of 35+ years for me to purchase. I would wax her car, put on a new roof, cut down trees, build a new deck, or complete just about any chore she laid out for me, just to earn that special permission. :)

As a perfectionist, I am not one to call many things perfect, but, as beers go, this is one perfectly perfect, brew. The deep rich color, the bourbon ale fragrance, the high end boiler maker taste, and the crisp, yet rich, sweet taste in your mouth, all says this is one, very special beer.

This, however, is NOT a beer that you would want to have in the summer time. Not that you wouldn't enjoy it, because, I believe I would, but, after some heavy chores in the hot sun, and stoping to enjoy a few pints of this, you can rest assured that not much else would get done that day. :)

It is one outstanding beer that you can be proud to server your best friend, your best client, your boss, or your future father in law. It is a pleasant beer for sipping, tasting, drinking, paring with any and all healthy or unhealthy foods. It is, as I mentioned earlier, a beer that will likely be on my expected brews list in heaven, assuming I get there. :)

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2013 03:52:51 | More by TequilaGeorge
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amejia79

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-04-2013 06:05:46 | More by amejia79
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JOrtt

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-04-2013 05:38:14 | More by JOrtt
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-04-2013 03:21:31 | More by TrevorWGrover
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ufmj

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-03-2013 14:31:54 | More by ufmj
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sustyhops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-02-2013 16:46:11 | More by sustyhops
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Tibs

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-02-2013 11:20:06 | More by Tibs
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

World Class-ish!

I had this on a sampler flight last night and am referring to my notes on the bar napkin, BUT after reviewing the style characteristics, I upped my score from last night.

It poured a crystal clear straw color (bar lighting) with a full creamy white head that left nice sticky lacing.

It's aroma was of malts and intoxicating bourbon.

The flavor was rooted in malt sweetness with the bourbon on top and very little in the way of hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel was outstanding! It was medium bodied and moderately carbonated. It's pretty sweet although not real heavy, but at the end all of that fades away to an extremely pleasant lightly dry finish. It really goes through a neat transformation there.

Overall, I think it fits with the style pretty well. It's a little on the sweet side but probably one of the most pleasant beers that I have had.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 00:30:59 | More by WissBrauSean
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-01-2013 15:09:50 | More by MarkFy
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imyourhero21

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-28-2013 19:56:37 | More by imyourhero21
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-28-2013 15:28:46 | More by DeutschesBier
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Billington

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

02-28-2013 06:58:04 | More by Billington
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owend

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2013 20:23:27 | More by owend
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ChristopherBates

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2013 19:33:53 | More by ChristopherBates
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MalKen

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-26-2013 18:44:17 | More by MalKen
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-26-2013 07:00:20 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-25-2013 00:21:28 | More by duff247
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-24-2013 14:33:22 | More by muskiesman
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2dashes

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-24-2013 06:41:21 | More by 2dashes
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.