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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,638 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,638
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 287
Gots: 455 | FT: 27
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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

02-15-2012 06:11:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-13-2012 22:39:48 | More by AndyTaylor
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lommym

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-13-2012 15:26:58 | More by lommym
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Nightrain87

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-13-2012 07:10:23 | More by Nightrain87
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-12-2012 18:50:25 | More by HamGlade10
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-09-2012 05:52:42 | More by msarver16
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-09-2012 04:16:23 | More by ralphw56
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wrath98

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-08-2012 20:18:33 | More by wrath98
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76.6%

02-08-2012 00:18:13 | More by ahbaggins
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MtnDewd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-07-2012 23:04:54 | More by MtnDewd
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blange3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-07-2012 16:32:46 | More by blange3
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-06-2012 21:16:34 | More by Satchboogie
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jokemon

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

To put it simply.

There is way too much bourbon flavor in this beer. It tastes like they took a regular beer and added a shot of jim bean to it.

The aroma itself is somewhat pleasant. I enjoyed smelling the beer at least.

I would reccomend this beer to try at least once, but thats about it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 18:56:28 | More by jokemon
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SageO

California

3/5  rDev -29.7%

02-06-2012 04:24:41 | More by SageO
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phattman073

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-06-2012 00:23:02 | More by phattman073
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jjauga

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2012 16:52:42 | More by jjauga
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-04-2012 15:39:23 | More by EasyReader
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will1256

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-01-2012 04:18:51 | More by will1256
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-01-2012 02:46:54 | More by jfcaa193
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bought at Total Wine in NoVA. I think it was $14 or so.

Appearance: This is a great looking beer. Clear golden with a large fluffy white head, great retention, and excellent lacing. This has the look of a real Belgian tripel.

Smell: Big and fruity-- pears, peaches, some tropical fruits. Yeasty. Lots of bourbony vanilla, a little boozy.

Taste: Much more hot bourbon than expected. The bourbon imparts lots of vanilla. Sweet and very fruity, as well as some light caramel. Hot and a little bit of alcohol bitterness near the end, then it sweetens up again. The tripel is big, but not quite big enough to stand up to the bourbon.

Mouthfeel: Its well carbonated, but with enough tripel-like stickness to round it out. Pretty well done.

Overall: Its a good beer, with some excellent attributes, but would be better with a little less bourbon, or maybe a little more age. This one was bottled 7/2011, so its just six months old.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 01:34:09 | More by rapidsequence
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rtucker06

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-31-2012 21:55:29 | More by rtucker06
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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2012 06:38:15 | More by jumbopanda
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meechelle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-30-2012 01:58:33 | More by meechelle
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parchedjay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-29-2012 03:19:36 | More by parchedjay
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-28-2012 18:32:06 | More by fehrminator
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,638 ratings.