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

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3,126 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,126
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 384
Gots: 692 | 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: 4.5 | 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.

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