Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled Dec. 2010, poured into snifter.
A: Pours a pale golden color with orange highlights. There is a finger thick white, bubbly, creamy head that dissipates rather slowly and leaves some nice lacing.
S: There is a nice scent coming from the glass. It has the spices and yeast with some fruitiness of the tripel and a nice nose of bourbon, very welcoming for a beer and bourbon lover.
T: The taste is much like the smell, although the bourbon has a presence far and above anything else, which may be overpowering for some (I can see that), but I think it is excellent. Following the bourbon flavor iare some powerful spices and yeast and the finish is dry and has a yeast like after taste.
M: Medium bodied with some tingly carbonation. The feel is bourbon and spices.
D: This is an excellent beer, it is powerful and has some bold bourbon flavors punching you in the mouth, but it works well. It's something different from a tripel, something you find more in stouts, but I like the direction they went with this one. I had it fresh and if I recall I think the bourbon presence was much stronger, for those who don't appreciate that aspect, let it sit.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2012 01:01:28 | More by mavbrew
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,680 ratings.