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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,990 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,990
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 348
Gots: 580 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Holmes698, Jul 03, 2013
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swierczt, Jul 02, 2013
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twizzard, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

eggs, Jul 02, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on draft at sams in Durham. into a flute glass.

pours a cloudy yellow with a nice inch thick white head. smell is faint bourbon, could be more there. the taste however is amazing... great bourbon character but not too strong, balanced very well with the triple. you know its a triple and not just straight bourbon. medium bodied with medium carbonation. goes down smooth and easy.

overall a superb triple. allagash always impresses.

Axnjxn, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

higgsboson, Jul 01, 2013
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mkennedy119, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mikemacisso, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10 oz. pour into a footed Allagash chalice.

Appearance: Pours a golden blonde with a small head that remains visible for a while, subtle lacing on the glass.

Smell: The bourbon and oakiness is evident, yet not overpowering, and it is accompanied in the nose with belgian yeast and some citrusy sweetness. I also get malty sweetness and a bit more fruit.

Taste: A bit of caramel and honey with some earthy qualities from the yeast. A bit of oak and just a hit of bourbon, delicious beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice creaminess. The alcohol is noticeable but it still is drinkable for its size.

Overall: This is definitely one of the best tripels I have had, and probably even better than their standard tripel. Not easy to get but definitely worth a try if you can get it.

Mikecap, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jlang2012, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

bird22, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jbaakko, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

vweicool, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

July2Nov, Jun 26, 2013
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,990 ratings.