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

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2,839 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,839
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 320
Gots: 526 | FT: 27
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

heysuz, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Absolut, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BH712, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

2Xmd, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Gregaroo, Feb 09, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not one for all the nuances that a lot of reviewers go into. I do agree that the nose isn't as good as the taste though. This is my favorite beer since I can't get Heady Topper (which I have had). Curieux is smooth and easily drinkable with a wonderful taste.

riy3rd, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Mattyb79, Feb 09, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy, yellow gold, with 1 finger foamy creamy white head. Magnificent lacing
S: strange that the nose is the less appealing part of this beer. Picked up some hints of vanilla.
T: Wow! This is the BEST part of this beer! Vanilla and coconut hit you up front, then the bourbon aged oak barrels make their presence known. Not a hint of alcohol, which is very nice.
M: Warm, all encompassing, covered mouthfeel. A delight.
O: Haven't been impressed with Allagash beers, but this one is on another level. Not only is it delicious, but it is easy drinking. This is I. The top 10 so far!

BSK_ONE, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ssgunbond, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

allstar255, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

socon67, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

wesside89, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Jordy777, Feb 06, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a slightly hazed orange/yellow color with a 1 finger fresh head
S-sweet malts with vanilla and white fruits bourbon and wood
T- outstanding sweet fruity tripel mixes well with the jim beam bourbon vanilla and coconut
M- some ABV heat but the soft tripel mixes well
O- outstanding BA tripel

gatornation, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ONovoMexicano, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

psoriasaurus, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

JothHu, Feb 02, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from a shop in Cali but can't remember where. Big cork and caged bomber dated "Bottling June 27, 2013." Pours a beautiful clear golden color with a tall fluffy white head. Not a lot of aroma to speak of, some sweet pears, banana, honey, yeast, and a hint of bourbon for sure. Heavy oak up front flavor with some light vanilla and coconut. This fades into honey and light sweet fruits and banana midpalate and down the throat and leaves an oaky vanilla honey flavor on the palate for a while. Slick palate with adequate carbonation. On the heavy side for the style as expected to stand up to bourbon barrels. Overall this was an interesting treat but I don't think I would go for it again. I don't really get the big love for this one.

BMMillsy, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BillRoth, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

legend8706, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Joecaddie, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BourbonJersey, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

smitty5245, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

AMarkle6524, Jan 29, 2014
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
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