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

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Ratings: 2,700
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
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Gots: 472 | FT: 28
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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.

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klewis

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

May 2007 Bottling

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a small, bubbly head. Light lacing.

S: Phenolic with a slight tropical fruit smell with some bourbon aroma in there as well.

T: Much like the smell, brisk phenolic and fruit flavors with a subtle sweetness. An intense vanilla and bourbon taste quickly overwhelms the palate with a harsh earthiness. The overall taste is still quite good, but a bit one-dimensional and quite intense.

M: Full-bodied with a lot of carbonation. Sticky with a lingering tannic sensation.

D: Interesting and an all-around decent beer, but the intensity of the barrel flavors makes this one a bit dificult to drink right now. Share it with a friend or better yet, lay it down for a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 04:00:16 | More by klewis
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MMAJYK

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden with brown hues. Nontransparent. Head is 1/2" and bright white in my snifter.

S- Bourbon, citrus, oak, hoppy scents and alcohol warming the nose and chest.

T- Bourbon, alcohol, a little bit piney and definitely oaky.

M- High carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

D- Great for a stand alone beer and for the experience.

Overall- For what it is, it is amazing. The complex tastes are nice and the fact that this beer tastes so much like a nice drink of bourbon whiskey is astounding. I enjoyed it alot. I could not drink it everyday, but it sure was a tasty treat!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 01:04:30 | More by MMAJYK
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Beerzebub

California

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

January 2007 bottle.

Bright golden color, a bit of white head, nice thick lace.

Big rich smell. Sweet roasted corn, whiskey, vanilla, peach, spicy yeast, toast, herbs. Dried fruit notes along with the peach, like golden raisins and dried pineapple. Quite appetizing.

Tastes of bourbon whiskey, big time. The bourbon is dominant, but well integrated, and the beer is somehow well balanced. Sweet stone fruits and tropical fruits, and a bit of citrus rind. Herbal and earthy hops come in, followed a few seconds later by vanilla and toasty oak, slightly astringent, deep and nutty, with something like toasted coconut. Fairly sweet all the way through a long balanced bourbon driven finish.

Smooth fine carbonation, with some oiliness and a hint of astringency, makes for for a good texture. The oiliness matches the texture to the rest of the profile. Very drinkable for what it is.

Very good stuff, great use of the bourbon barrels.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2008 08:34:36 | More by Beerzebub
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cfleisher

New Hampshire

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at The Dirty Truth in Northampton, Mass.
Light amber color with hints of honey. The bourbon added some nice hints of vanilla, putting it out front of many of the other tripels on the menu. We had this at the end of the night, four strong beers into a tasting, so take this review with a grain of salt. But I'm confident that if I ordered this again, I'd feel the same on most accounts.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2008 22:10:30 | More by cfleisher
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Halcyondays

California

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hollingshead's in Orange, CA, $8.50 for a 12 oz. pour into a Chimay chalice, 2007 Edition, I'm pretty sure of it,

A: Pours a standard goldenrod yellow, with a nice white head, average retention, with average retention.

S: Bourbon, spices, ale yeast esters.

T: Very tasty, at first tastes just like a really good tripel, great yeast esters - spices, apple and pear - straightforward, the bourbon then comes in and adds a light touch of vanilla and oak/wood, some more complexity to just put i over the top. Absolutely delicious in a style I did not think would benefit much from Bourbon Barrel aging, great job Allagash.

M: Very crisp for its weight, great carbonation character, and very smooth with the aging.

D: A great beer, it seems to have lost some of its bourbon character from the 2006 edition which I last had on Halloween Night, 2006, but still is an excellent beer. Expensive, but well worth it, very satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2008 02:50:52 | More by Halcyondays
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Stoneman78

California

3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Brien's Pub 14th Anniversary Barrel-Aged beer night 1/15.
A- Pours a light orange hue, off white head is mostly dissipating, minimal lacing
S- Brandy and oak dominate, subtle aromas of sugary sweet fruits, some malts and vanilla as well
T- Oak and bourbon notes ride in first, subtle molasses and alcohol warming in the midsection, finishes dry and sweet
M- Medium-bodied, oily texture, mild carbonation
D- Interesting blend of flavors with a strong wood presence, however most of the tastes dissipate quickly leaving not much in its wake, underimpressed with this trippel

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2008 08:40:01 | More by Stoneman78
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MisterClean

California

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750 ml from Manderes in Folsom, CA.

A - Golden color, moderate head, with no legs.

S - Awesome. Never smelled anything like it. Notes of wood, bourbon, clove and smokiness. You can tell it was aged in Jim Beam barrels.

T - Cinnamon, all-spice, bourbon, but the wood doesn't dominate in the taste.

M - No alcohol flavor, yet I can only sip a little at a time to get the bourbon and smoke flavors out of the beer.

D - Somebody build a cigar tent quick. Excellent way to finish a night.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 04:22:38 | More by MisterClean
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged and corked bottle, bottled November 2007, bought at Lou's in Augusta. Pours a hazy golden amber-red body with a quarter inch (if that) of off-white head. Smells fruity/citrusy and woody. Tastes citrusy, pithy, malty, with a fair bit of wood and hints of vanilla toward the finish. A little bit of alcohol warming is evident on the finish, but buy no means overwhelming or solvent-like. On the heavier side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, bordering on sticky mouthfeel but the carbonation helps make this one more drinkable than it might otherwise be. Tasty and complex. I think I'll stick to drinking Allagash Tripel on a more regular basis, but this is a very good beer and definitely glad I gave this one a go. One of the best barrel-aged beers I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 01:00:06 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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dgallina

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml heavy brown bottle dated September 2007.

Pours a luminescent and slightly hazed gold. A modest half-inch of head receedes quickly, leaving persistent lace tendrils. The beer smells strongly of sour oak, pepper, and rounded fruity vinegar. Must and earth linger at the edges. Very nice initial presentation. The flavor is peppery and fruity at first. Becomes velvety smooth, dry and woody, with a huge rounded alcohol presence in the finish. Strong enough to numb the throat and warm the stomach. The beer feels light and a slightly fizzy at first, but this changes to a warm and creamy smoothness as the alcohol takes hold. A very good sipping beer for a cold winter night. Would be even better if the alcohol didn't so overpower the other flavors. Could perhaps be mellowed with aging.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 03:50:43 | More by dgallina
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Floydster

California

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5 ounce glass at O'Briens in San Diego for $2.50 on the barrel aged beer night during their 14th Anniversary week

Color was a yellow orange color with a golden tint when held up to the light, expected this one to be much darker, nice 1/2 inch soapy white head, good retention, and some very impressive lacing

Smell did not have that much bourbon in it which was a little shocking to me, instead there was a lot of sweet sugary aromas, several different kinds of sweet malt and fruity scents, also some oak and vanilla

Taste was a lot more calm than I expected it to be, the bourbon accents were very faint and provided no real intense boozy flavor, definitely traces of Belgian yeast, lots of sugar, some caramel and other sweet malt accents, lots of vanilla once the beer warmed, the oak started to shine through towards the end as well, could have used a faint amount of hoppiness to balance out more but it was still good, not a bad barrel aged beer overall

Body was pretty thick but needed some more carbonation to balance out its syrupy texture, taste lasted long quite a long time, creamy mouthfeel

Could have drank a pint or two of this, the ABV will catch up to you in a hurry though, I do not see anybody drinking too much of this, alcohol is hidden pretty well for a beer over ten percent nevertheless, pretty heavy on the stomach

Fairly new to Allagash brews and this one was the best of their beers I have tasted, I need to try Interlude next, very calm for a strong beer and quite unqiue, despite the very expensive price tag, around sixteen dollars for a 750 ml bottle, I recommend this bourbon barrel tripel to those who have not tasted it yet

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2008 22:16:33 | More by Floydster
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nickfl

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - One finger of pure, white head on a hazy golden body. Leaves nice lace as the head settles.

S - Strong boozy, vanilla scent (actually smells more like rum than bourbon to me). Sour cherries, sweet alcohol, herbal hops, and an inoffensive hint of sulphur.

T - Sweet malt, very sugary and lots of vanilla and bourbon character (really tastes like bourbon instead of rum this time). Sticky almost cloying sweetness up top with a strong, woody oak note. There is some definite bitterness and hop flavor, but not quite enought to balance the sweetness. The finish is mellow and smooth with notes of oak and vanilla and a good bit of warming alcohol.

M - Moderate carbonation and heavy body but a surprisingly dry finish despite the initially heavy sweetness.

D - Wow, quite a big, interesting beer. It is extremely heavy but the finish leaves me practically itching for more. The bourbon notes are really great and have me wondering why I stopped drinking hard liquor (though at 11% if I finish the bottle in one sitting I might remember the reason).

I am initially inclined to think that this would be a great beer with a cigar, but I wonder if it might be too sweet to make a good match. Perhaps it would go well with something light and spicy, but there is only one way to find out.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 07:56:27 | More by nickfl
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ChazMania

California

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted about a year ago and have wanted to find it since. Found a bottle recently. Certainly has aromas of sweetened vanilla and oak, very nice. This has a nice big complex flavor, slightly sweet and not over the top. This might be a great beer to introduce people to the world of craft beer. I am very surprised that it's at 11%, it's very smooth. I'm still on my first pour, so maybe some other qualities open up when it comes to room temp.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2008 00:02:33 | More by ChazMania
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RocPorterFanatic

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just had this on cask at The Olde Toad in Rochester, NY. Served in an 8oz. Tulip.

A - Golden hue with little to no head. Slight lacing left after each sip. Richer color than an American Pilsner, not as dark as a red. Didn't share the same color as other tripel's I've had

S - Malty. Over the top, orange peel and nutmeg were present.

T - Orange peel and nutmeg with an instant alcohol flavor. Not overpowering, no hoppiness. No bitterness, very clean aftertaste. The bourbon barrels definitely left their mark, as well as a very faint vanilla taste.

M - Just slightly carbonated, what you'd expect from an ale that had been ages in oak barrels for months. No extra carbonation at all.

D - This could be deadly. I'm glad I had a driver. This beer is amazing. I really couldn't drink more than 1 or 2 without getting hurt, but I might be willing to try.

Serving type: cask

01-12-2008 01:11:02 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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illidurit

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled January 07, and deliberately aged until January 2008 to drink.

Pours a shimmering gold color with a fluffy white head of 3 fingers. The Duvel tulip that houses this beer maintains a foamy cap of head and is marred by dense lacing.

Aroma is very yeasty, with a distinct woody hard liquor note and some tropical fruitiness.

The bourbon barrel influence on the flavor is unmistakeable. There is a breathtaking oaky vanilla booze bite in the middle of the palate that just melts into a fruity sweetness that finishes pleasantly dry. The warmth in the chest imparted by this beer is trademark whiskey, and it blends surprisingly well with the sweet tripel notes of pear and orange.

Mouthfeel is wonderful, with a quite Belgian carbonation and a nice dry finish for such a sweet and rich beer.

This beer is a bit hot and you can feel it. The booze really comes out with too much warmth, which makes it harder to drink.

Overall this beer is interesting, unique, and delicious. One of Allagash's best.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 00:01:51 | More by illidurit
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

thanks to fartingdog for this bottle

A - this ale pours a hazy amber golden brown with a bog fizzy pure white head that dissipates to a rim quickly, tons of side-streaming carbonation

S - oak is the first element of the aroma that hits my nose, followed by vanilla, the alcohol, and some dried fruits, but this last element is only the faintest of hints

T - a great woody/vanilla/toffee taste again hits first, this beer definitely benefited from those oak barrels, also in the flavor is alcohol and lots of it, the inherent ABV, plus the bourbon rears its head. As you taste it, the alcohol fades and mellows to a sweet flavor as the other flavors step forward. as the beer sits for a while, it seems to get woodier, which is definitely welcome

M&D - a bit harsh of an alcohol kick, so it need to be drank carefully, but the flavors are darn good, once it sits for a while it gets even better and smoother, a nice brew, thanks again fartingdog, never could pull the trigger on this one in the store, im too cheap

barrel-aged=good

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 16:13:11 | More by sinstaineddemon
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VitBAficionado

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

1-yr-old cellared bottle brought over by the old man. Pours a cloudy golden-rust with an off-white head so big and thick looking I thick it could support a kiwi dollar. Leaves behind lots of delicate lacing. Smells of vanilla, oak and alcohol. Didn't pick up any whiskey/bourbon notes in the aroma but it comes though very clearly in the taste... along with associated flavors such as vanilla and oak. Bit of honey sweetness and spicey yeast as well. Produces a nice warming effect in the aftertaste. Velvety smooth texture with just enough carbonation. Not as complex as I hoped or the easiest thing to drink but still highly enjoyable. Better than the first time I had it.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 01:34:13 | More by VitBAficionado
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DavidEddie

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottled in May of 2007.

A golden blondish appearance. Very thick white head with some sticky lacing. Aromas of citrus, candied sugar, oak, and soft bourbon. Complex in flavor. Tastes of fruity lemon, green apple, spicy clove, vanilla, and oak. Definitely had that boozy warming effect after each sip. The oak seemed to come out more in the finish. Mouth feel smooth and soft. Moderate carbonation. Overall drinkability was interesting. The bourbon barrel aging didn’t do it for me but never the less it was fun to try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 03:29:02 | More by DavidEddie
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle, September 2007 bottling, a Christmas gift from my brother Nick. Poured into a Chimay goblet is a rich golden color with a bit of chill haze and lots of bubbles both sticking to the side of the glass and rising to the top. Thick and creamy off-white head on top is a good finger and a half, and recedes to a more than adequate lace. Also leaves patches of stick on the sides, but it never quite kicks that haze.

Initially I get vanilla, oak and a nutiness on the nose, products of the barrel aging I'm guessing. Not much that would normally be there with a tripel, to be honest, other than some sweetness. Barrel dominates here but it sure smells nice. As it warms up there is some more fruitiness on the nose.

Vanilla and some bourbon flavor are prominent in the taste just as they were the smell, along with an oakiness, too. Tripel characters play more on the palate than the nose, though, as I get some malt sweetness, light spiciness and fruit. The bourbon characters really add to and complement rather than dominate (a la KBS) the flavor in this beer, although the bourbon is definitely strong. Some alcohol burn toward the end hits the back of the throat, but so what, this is damn tasty.

Mouthfeel has a chewy medium-full body and is very smooth and creamy.

This is an awesome brew! Dangerously delicious and drinkable at 11%. I found myself taking very frequent sips to explore the complexities of flavor, and even spending far more time with the glass to my nose than I do with a typical brew. I'd love to get another bottle of this and leave it in the cellar for awhile. Great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 23:44:34 | More by number1bum
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, corked and caged. august 2007 vintage. 560 cases bottled. sampled dec 31/07.

pours hazy golden amber with a small dense off-white head. the head drops slowly and leaves lots of lace.

aroma is good. bourbon, vanilla, and tripel. bit of peach and apricot. orange peel. i get a bit of peaty smoke coming through too.

taste is good. nice bourbon presence that isn't overbearing. big vanilla. touch of clove and orange peel. alcohol. peach and apricot. bready malt.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is great. i really like the mix of bourbon and tripel. both stand tall and compliment each other well. nice balance too. i really enjoyed this one, even more than the plain tripel.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 19:29:17 | More by grub
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a gold orange that is a bit darker and clouded of course. The flavor is presented with an almost milky mouthfeel that is thick and wooded. Smooth and almost a bit spicy, but subdued in nature. Supremely crafted and masterfully aged. This is a definite pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 13:10:44 | More by RblWthACoz
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hadthis one on tap at the Brick Store Pub. I've hadthis a number of times now, several times on draft and several in the bottle. The bottle is good, but draft is better, not quite as spicy and harsh and the bourbon flavor seems purer and cleaner while also being a tad more delicate. I can't recall any other Bourbon tripels that I've had, surprisingly that elixer works well with this style of beer.

Pours slightly darker than golden with great lacing. Aromas of bourbon, sweet malt underneath that, and stored apples and pears with a touch of cream. Similar flavor profile. Heavy, but clean and pure bourbon, typical tripel tastes and some pear brandy on the finish. Quite creamy mouthfeel. This is a delight to drink. It works, and the bourbon is so well integrated that it doesn't overwhelm the tripel flavors, it enhances them. I've had this with beer lovers who don't like bourbob, and they still really like this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2008 05:55:18 | More by Georgiabeer
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phisig137

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to IntriqKen for this bottle. Bottled in June 2007.

A- Pours a deep golden, light amber color with a three finger head. Great retention and loads of delicate lace. Slight chill haze before it warms.

S- Rich, warm malty aromas, followed by a distinct whiskey note, and hints of vanilla. Spicy yeast phenols round everything out. Very nice indeed.

T- Slight caramel sweetness, with loads of spicy yeast show up right away, followed by a wave of soft vanilla and bourbon flavors. The bourbon/whiskey type flavors of wood, vanilla, and sweet malt comes in waves, and make the body and flavor profile very round, warm, and cozy feeling. Quite complex and interesting.

M- Moderate body, low carbonation.

D- decent, but you've really got to love bourbon to enjoy this. I think the heavy bourbon flavor makes you think that its even higher than the 11%, even though the alcohol is well hidden. I chalk it up to a mental association.

Overall, a damn fine beer from a great brewery. Most of Allagash's barrel series beers are pretty outstanding, and this is no exception. Well worth picking up a bottle, assuming that you enjoy bourbon from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 00:27:09 | More by phisig137
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Duvel Tulip I picked out for this sampling seemed very appropriate, as Allagash Curieux came out foamy, pale, and slightly cloudy. The smell was clean and elegant. I could detect a faint hint of vanilla in the nose, but not much Bourbon. The taste was sweet and soothing, but a little too simple considering the barrel aging process. Not much in the way of oak flavors here, but based on my recollection, this came across a lot smoother than the Tripel. The alcohol was well hidden except for the warmth. A little flourish of hops was all that I could detect. Soft and creamy in the mouth, and aftertaste lingered on.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 05:57:18 | More by rajendra82
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PlaywrightSam

New York

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from the cask at the Publick House in Brookline, MA. A: Golden honey orange, very thick, legs all over the glass. S: Very sweet, the oak is definitely present, toasted malts, breads, some fruits in there as well. T: A wonderful honey/fruit sweetness up front with a nice dry bitter finish. Really fantastic. M: Thick, smooth. D: When I walked into the Publick House this was the first beer I ordered, and I was not disappointed. It's a really beautiful, extremely well balanced, well-tempered tripel. I'm going to try to make it back to the Publick House in the next few days to try it again.

Serving type: cask

12-30-2007 02:32:50 | More by PlaywrightSam
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dfillius

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle says: Bottled August 2006 and 510 cases bottled. I drank it out of a wide mouthed wine glass in December 2007
A: Little pop when corked. Thins lace with active carbonation though. Golden-peach colored. Hazy, probably due to bottle refermentation.
S: Fruity-sweet and dry like a sauvignon blanc. A little bourbon, caramel and sweet bread.
T: Vanilla-ey smooth - first impression: amazing. Slight vegetal aftertaste.
M: Smooth yet textured well like a nice soft fleecy blanket.
D: Strong but I want more! So nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 21:58:03 | More by dfillius
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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