Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) - Allagash Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -6.3%
Pours a slighty cloudy yellow/orange with two fingers of white head. Webbed lacing. Decent retention.
The nose is full of that traditional Tripel banana and clove with a sour mash-like bourbon note. Not as much bourbon as expected but pleasant nonetheless.
The flavor is much the same. Banna, spice, and clove are melded with a mild vanilla and oak flavor offered by the barrels. A nice sweetness hits right before the heat kicks in.
The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a creamy texture. A nice sharp amount of carbonation prickles the palate as the flavors strike.
Overall, pretty damn tasty but wanted more bourbon!
12-14-2011 04:55:04 | More by ChugginOil
3.23/5 rDev -24.4%
Served on-draught into a mason jar at Villain's in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high; I've loved the beers I've had from Allagash in the past.
A: Pours a one finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a semitransparent yellow. I wouldn't know it was 11% to look at it.
Sm: Very fruity - melon, peach, orange clementine, and nuts. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Cream, heavy fruit, alcohol, and banana. Some hops. It's got a heavy tropical vibe - maybe pineapple and passion fruit. Lots of coconut too. Evocative of a pina colada to an extent. Complex but very strange. I like that it's bold and inventive, but it's sort of a failed experiment. Awkwardly balanced.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Generally suits the flavours.
Dr: Among the strangest beers I've tried. Everyone should try it because it's experimental; it's sort of a novelty item. Very drinkable for the ABV. Curious indeed.
12-07-2011 01:43:41 | More by kojevergas
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,775 ratings.