Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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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
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
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,638 ratings.