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

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3,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,057
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 356
Gots: 619 | FT: 34
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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.23/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, April 2011 bottling, poured into a goblet
A: Hazy peach color with a plethora of tiny white bubbles; 1/2 finger pure white head that lingers
S: Smells to me a bit like a funky cheese, with hints of wood and bourbon
T: The bourbon and oak is much more present, along with fruit and spice
M: A bit heavy with the alcohol, but smooth and overall balanced.
O: An enjoyable beer; the oak aging adds complexity to the normal tripel characteristics.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - pours a crisp light golden amber with an inch of white foamy head with pretty decent retention.

aroma- strong bourbon, tart candy like fruit, citrus, vanilla, I could get lost in this for a while.

taste - The bourbon and vanilla from the oak aging hit hard at first then layers of citrus, clove, yeasty banana. Nice light hop bit at the end. There is another flavor I can't nail that seems somewhat malty that I am not enjoying. Can't find the words.

overall - Very delicious and interesting. There is again a mystery flavor that I cannot distinguish but this is absolutely a worthwhile treat.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,057 ratings.