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

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95
world-class

3,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,126
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 385
Gots: 693 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

the original and best version of this style, and when I revisit it, I am always reminded why its so popular, highly acclaimed, and darn tasty. it pours a opaque bright golden color with as much head as you care to stir up. bone white and permanent. it smells really strongly of vanilla, intense bourbon whiskey notes, wheat malt, Belgian yeast, fresh oak, and warming alcohol. there are subtle floral notes from the yeast in the taste, elegant and lively, while the sweetness of the vanilla brings out the best of the cereal malts. bourbon is obvious, its familiar too, and the barrel just brings it all together. I don't taste booze at all, which shocks me at 11% abv. it drinks just way too easy. carbonated very effervescently, this beer simply dances on the palate. usually tripels are sweeter than I like, but this one comes out just right on the sugar scale. complex doesn't begin to describe curieux, which has to be up there with allagashs best work. this is one of those beers that every serious beer drinker needs to try in their lifetime.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found this randomly at a local grocery store and was beckoned to try it by the gleaming reviews it received on here. This is also my first brew from Allagash. First thing that surprised me was how light, and transparent it is. I was expecting something heavier and darker. But it gleams a bright off-golden with thin head. It is a great looking beer, and in a wide mouth glass it seems to glow as light refracts through the almost entirely translucent liquid. The next thing that surprised me was the smell. It was actually rather muted, and not the full force wave of smells that accompanies most barrel aged, heavy duty brews. This was light, mildly sweet, with notes of wheat and mild citrus. The taste is absolutely great, and wonderfully smooth. It starts with some fresh fruits like banana and orange and finishes with oats and mild hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and light, and very refreshing. No booze despite the 11%, but a nice warming feeling ensues. Wonderful beer, but a tad pricey if honest.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,126 ratings.