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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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95
world-class

2,646 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,646
Reviews: 775
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 292
Gots: 459 | FT: 29
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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WoodenLeg410


5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-10-2012 01:15:11 | More by WoodenLeg410
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Belgianbeerz

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-10-2012 01:06:06 | More by Belgianbeerz
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ChrisAceGates


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

I had a bottle and poured it into a chalice.

A nice rich golden brew with a 1/2" head that was fairly stiff. I normally like a Tripel to have a stiffer head, but considering this is no ordinary Tripel (if there is such a thing as ordinary Tripel), I'm cool with it.

The smell was crisp, definitely some delicate malts and a slight scent of the bourbon barrel.

The taste was fantastic, some peach and candy notes. And the bourbon barrel was not overpowering, only hinted at, contributing to the overall taste. A very sweet tasting beer.

The mouthfeel was clean and refreshing, the right amount of effervescence to compliment the taste.

Overall it was an incredibly enjoyable beer. Will definitely have this again and enjoy it thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 15:26:05 | More by ChrisAceGates
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-09-2012 03:45:58 | More by swooshjtb
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LordVodka

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

08-09-2012 02:30:59 | More by LordVodka
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-09-2012 01:37:21 | More by raythealeman
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-06-2012 12:29:50 | More by mbs11
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Peller80


4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-05-2012 04:30:35 | More by Peller80
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from September 2009. So almost three years old. Poured into a chalice. The color is slightly hazy and golden. There is a small quarter inch head.

The aroma has some nice peach and vanilla with a touch of oak.

This one is full of bourbon barrel oak to go along with sweet malt. There is a slightly fruity peach and plum like component that comes from the yeast. There is a subtle bourbony taste in the finish.

This is full bodied. There is a soft but effervescent mouthfeel. This is a pretty nice treat to have every now and then; lots of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 22:11:28 | More by andrewinski1
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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-04-2012 04:31:39 | More by kell50
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-03-2012 19:22:16 | More by Holland
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

08-01-2012 03:46:54 | More by Psychmusic
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-01-2012 02:49:53 | More by TimoP
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Uvastephanie


4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-01-2012 02:35:43 | More by Uvastephanie
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vinhgoh


4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to tour the brewery in Portland, Maine.

First off, fantastic brewery, staff of 40 or so, well kept, great atmosphere to just sit, drink, and talk.

The Curieux is their strongest brew. They get their barrels from Jim Beam which have only been used once.

The color is a deep brown ale-look. The smell has a mixture of the trippels fruit...but it is over powered by the bourbon.

At first you get a dark and heavy taste of a true dark ale with hints of honey and wheat, but then you kind of get punched with a taste of the bourbon. This is a brew that would be best enjoyed by itself.

Fantastic brew. Maybe not for all, but definitely a favorite on my list. Too bad they stopped exporting to Texas. They said Texas would be the first state to receive Allagash again as soon as they can meet demand.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 23:51:09 | More by vinhgoh
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stunna

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-31-2012 18:29:46 | More by stunna
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-31-2012 01:36:33 | More by rabiddawg
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themind

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer surprised me! I have not had many beers from Allegash and I picked up a 2011 bottle. Well this beer is good! it has a mild bourbon flavor and good carbonation. For a barrel aged beer this was very smooth. At $15.00 buck a bottle I would not buy it again due to wanting to try other beers at this cost. That said to me it's totally worth the $15.00 bucks. If you have not had it, try it it's very good.

Bottom line; Worth the money a well made brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:56:40 | More by themind
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creez

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-30-2012 15:47:58 | More by creez
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California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-30-2012 05:05:12 | More by kwmcmillan
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-30-2012 01:45:18 | More by Chugs13
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-29-2012 03:57:54 | More by HopBrain
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2012 15:43:13 | More by oldp0rt
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admonster00

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-28-2012 02:51:52 | More by admonster00
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Dankuel

California

4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured beer into a brandy snifter glass. Beer has the appearance of a typical tripel: a cloudy brown/orange color with a thin frothy head and moderate lacing on the side of the glass. At cold temperatures the estery/fruity and phenolic aromas really stand out. There is also some very light oak in the background. As the beer warms the oak comes out a bit more. The spice of the bourbon really hits the nose but compliments the esters and phenols quite well. It definitely tastes like a tripel but is extremely well balanced and complimented with the bourbon oak. The aftertaste is something to be applauded; a nice pungent burn that leaves me feeling as if I took a shot. Amazing mouthfeel, my palate begins to go dry after a few swigs of this, I love it.

Great beer, can't wait to pick up another bottle and age it.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 21:40:34 | More by Dankuel
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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