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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,857 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,857
Reviews: 786
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 325
Gots: 532 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Nightrain87, Feb 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

HamGlade10, Feb 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ralphw56, Feb 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

wrath98, Feb 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

ahbaggins, Feb 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MtnDewd, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of blange3
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

blange3, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Satchboogie, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of jokemon
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.

jokemon, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

SageO, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

phattman073, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jjauga, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

EasyReader, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

will1256, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jfcaa193, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
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.

rapidsequence, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

rtucker06, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jumbopanda, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

meechelle, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

parchedjay, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

fehrminator, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jwat, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

enelson, Jan 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Auror, Jan 25, 2012
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,857 ratings.