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

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3,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,126
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 385
Gots: 693 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004

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.
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap during an allagash event at Kudu coffee house Charleston, SC

A- A beer that deserves the correct glass. Beautiful haze of golden yellow, with a perfect two finger head that possess some serious lasting power. You can practically see the texture Curieux possess.

S-For those who don't know, this particular beer is aged in Jim Beam barrels and that first becomes apparent in the small. The scent is unmistakable as the bourbon vanilla is abundant with very faint fruit hints that the tripel possesses.

T- Woah. Not quite like anything I have ever tasted. The initial taste is unmistakably Jim Beam, but to my surprise the latter notes of the tripel manage to shine through and compliment the alcoholic vanilla quite well.

M- A bit too creamy for the taste it creates. Curieux cascades throughout the mouth and coats the palate making some of the flavors go dormant towards the end of the glass.

O- Highly recommendable. Fully enjoyable without parings, one I will certainly seek out in the future.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into Allagash glass at three penny, montpelier, VT. Hazy yellow orange color with thick head.
Belgian wit aromas meet something sweet like caramel or sugar?
Wow...that's an amazing taste. Super smooth belgian banana and clove mixed with smooth vanilla and toffee bourbon notes. Wow. This is a good brew. Flavors, smooth, carbonation...all on point for this. Its an expensive bottle so I jumped on the tap when I saw it; but I will now say its worth the price..maybe aging a few years to really develop some vanilla and bourbon flavors.
Wow, just an awesome brew.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,126 ratings.