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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,830 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,830
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 319
Gots: 523 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

klipper, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jrohrbacher, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottled January 26 2012. Consumed November 3 2012

Poured into a snifter

Appearance: light amber in color. Little haze. White head is sudsy, one finger in size. Dissipated to a ring.

Aroma: new wood, oak. Dried banana, not ripe banana. Hint of vanilla and chai spices. Little sweetness tucked behind an otherwise dry woodsy aroma.

Taste: fresh oak is first noticeable followed a little banana sweetness. Then the flavor fades into a little candied sugar with some heat and a touch of bubble gum. Bourbon finishes it, but the heat is tamed and never takes over or ruins anything. Overall, this is elegant and simple, with a few strong flavor notes that are all in equal volume. I never thought a bourbon infused strong ale would ever come across as clean, but this does in a way.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is fine. Smooth. The pour from the second half of the bottle has a little fluffier feel than thenfirst half and inked the second hald better for that. But it's smooth and a little fluffy at the same time.

Overall: bourbon is nicely mellow and doesn't overtake this beer. It was a good idea for allagash to blend the bourbon barrel aged version with some fresh triple. The blend works well. The flavor is unique, some may not like it but I say it's a great success.

jbertsch, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

monitorpop, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sevenshubby, Nov 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Twal, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jennATX, Nov 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

NCStateAE, Nov 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bdub32689, Oct 30, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Picked up a bottle of this last year at the ghoulschip release, bottled September 2011, poured into my dogfish head tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger head that left a nice light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light barrel and bourbon with some sweet malts and light typical tripel notes. No banana though.

T - Taste is very very bourbony this is just awesome! A year has aged this wonderfully and is so freaking tasty. Now, the bourbon overpowers the tripel flavours but it is so delicious alcohol isn't that noticeable either!

M - Mouthfeel is very very nice with nice solid amount of carbonation with the alcohol not really noticeable.

O - Overall I was really impressed with this beer. Truthfully I did not want to crack it but I noticed the level in the bottle.had dropped so I had no choice. A damn damn good beer.

rudzud, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

RichD, Oct 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -47.3%

Dontcounttoday, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

krazybartender, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Buie, Oct 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

EzraAtom, Oct 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

cbnz, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Screper, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

rastley, Oct 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

agaloco9, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Soomars, Oct 15, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%

Bottled March 15, 2012

A - Pours an opaque yellowish orange. Nice one finger fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

S - Smells of dried banana chips and tropical fruit. The wood & vanilla from the bourbon lingers in the background.

T - Honey & mild fruit upfront. Loads of belgian esters/flavors. The bourbon comes in at the end & leaves you with a vanilla woodsy finish.

M - Lighter body & full carbonation. Pretty wet on the mouth.

O - Just a carefree beer that joins two things I'd never think to meld together. It's great & not overdone or boozy.

cvm4, Oct 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

pumaguy021, Oct 10, 2012
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,830 ratings.