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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,834 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,834
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 320
Gots: 523 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

apasternak, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

skaboom420, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

calcnerd, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jaltland, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

zsalk, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bubba569, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

CSeavey64, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Liberatiscioli, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange, a bit hazy, with a somewhat creamy white head.

S: Oak, burnt sugar, vanilla, tripelesque spices, ligther fruits in the nose.

T: Vanilla, oak, orange, chocolate(?).

M: Medium bodied, quite smooth.

O: This isn't the first type of beer I'd put in a bourbon barrel. I feel like Scotch or rum might have been more interesting, but it was a delicious beer, nonetheless.

BierJager89, Jan 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jokulhaps, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

kvgomps, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Steve212, Jan 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

JessxSpikes, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

mendonza, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of papat444
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this a while back, just getting to putting up a review now.

Poured from a 750ml bottle at Le Mondial.

A very nice treat. Dark in appearance, boozy in aroma and flavor but with a depth that showcases the Belgian flavors mixed with the bourbon. Sweet tasting and easy to drink. A real treat!

papat444, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wolf_switzer, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Jpepe08, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

djgustafson, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

rickcrip76, Jan 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Zach1251, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

zrab11, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

SoCalSuds, Jan 19, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber light orange with a frothy white head that develops into a thin collar. The beer is slightly hazy with very lively carbonation. The oak bourbon barrels impart a wonderfully complex aroma of vanilla and tropical fruit. The fruitiness is complex with several layers that is very enjoyable. Slightly phenolic and spicy as well from the yeast.

The beer begins with an initial full mouthfeel and creaminess that imparts a vanilla sweetness. Sweeter than I would prefer that inhibits drinkability and takes away from some of the finer subtle qualities of the yeast. It's difficult to differentiate whether the sweetness is imparted from the vanilla notes of the bourbon barrel or simply the attenuation of the beer. That said it is a little nitpicking and personal preference.

Sweetness aside the phenols and spiciness are somewhat subdued compared to the scent. Very full mouthfeel as one would expect from the style. Throughout the beer the barrel aging is very evident, but there isn't a hint of alcohol presence.

Jmamay22, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

carteravebrew, Jan 19, 2014
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,834 ratings.