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

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3,172 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,172
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 394
Gots: 731 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-05-2004

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 330ml goblet. Bottled 3/21/14. Corked it at 45 degrees F and let it warm while drinking.

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper. Medium head that quickly settles. Light lacing.

Smell: Vanilla, banana, spice, a very light scent of honey.

Taste: A bit high on the alcohol side, even for an 11%. This was a young bottle (only 2 months old), I'm sure it would mellow with age. I bought a second just for that purpose...

Mouthfeel: A dry finish, certainly a belly warmer. Moderate carbonation, it was still bubbling when I finished each glass.

Overall: I expected more bourbon flavor to come through, it was not as noticeable as other bourbon barrel ales I've tried. Still, overall an enjoyable drink. Not sure it was worth the hefty price tag, but looking forward to trying the second bottle in a year or so. Because the bourbon wasn't apparent, next time I'll save half the $$ and get a plain Allagash Tripel..

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML Bottle, good lacing on the glass, great mouthful, no overwhelming or overpowering in the mouth, taste is somewhat like an English Old Ale, light smells of carmel, cloudy appearance. A great beer with great taste, goes down well with no after taste and will wreck your palate. I'd rate it higher for an English Old Ale than a Tripel.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,172 ratings.