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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,775 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,775
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 311
Gots: 501 | FT: 28
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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superdedooperboy

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-15-2011 07:04:29 | More by superdedooperboy
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ububru

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-14-2011 20:51:23 | More by ububru
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AwesomeLiz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-14-2011 05:29:51 | More by alamode
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ChugginOil

Illinois

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
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

12-14-2011 04:15:50 | More by nmann08
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dsaylor

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-13-2011 23:24:23 | More by kaelingirl
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sneefcity

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-12-2011 22:45:42 | More by sneefcity
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callmeishmALE

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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mfrigon

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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Montrose79

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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arjaygee

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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tripelhops

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Gurrett

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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shoop12

Georgia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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kornkid8600

California

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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jheezee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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kojevergas

Texas

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
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-06-2011 20:10:11 | More by LIVEfreak2
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-06-2011 05:06:49 | More by pperez38
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MikeRMII

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-06-2011 04:34:42 | More by MikeRMII
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daryk77

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-05-2011 22:38:19 | More by daryk77
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,775 ratings.