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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,005 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,005
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 354
Gots: 592 | FT: 32
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

belljt33, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Saudereth, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sdaly3, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ThirstyHrothgar, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

erialbill, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

HereforBeer, Apr 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

Lochnessmonster, Apr 06, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer at the Allagash Brewery following a tour. Really unique beer from Allagash...even at 11% ABV, it doesn't come off as "too boozy" like some beers might. Great execution and a beer worth trying (again and again). Hats off to Allagash on this one.

ConMac, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Pwbres, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of rawfish
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Corked and caged bottle, smooth pour into a globe glass nets a fluffy white, finger high head over a clear golden toffee body. Good head retention and lacing left on the glass.

Belgian tripel first and foremost, fruity yeast esters, pineapple, ear and red apple skins, sweetness is reserved to a light caramel and oatmeal cookies that blends well with the fruit. Oak and bourbon is very subtle adding a vanilla cream film. Grassy and lightly citric hops.

Sweetness is cookie dough and the bourbon and wood is featured more adding vanilla to the Belgian spices and fruity esters. I get some apples and lemony hops in with clove and black pepper spices. Finishes with muted grassy hops and yellow citrus, dilute bourbon and Belgian yeast.

Moderate body and carbonation that is smooth and calm bringing balance to the active Belgian yeast and barrel influence. Alcohol is present but complementary to the flavor profile and it releases from the palate nicely.

I was expecting a much heavier and more intense beer and was surprised by how mild and bright this is. Belgian spices and fruity esters dance about with a thin veil of vanilla, oak and whiskey to keep it together.

rawfish, Apr 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

mykill84, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PGVG, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Streetcore, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Jonathan2291, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tinterlande, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

drylongso2, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

controlfate, Apr 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Scottie_A25, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ahermsen, Apr 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this for the 2nd time last night from a 750ml.
Loved it the first time I had it and even more the second time.
It's just that price tag that keeps me away (but damn, it's worth it when you can shell it out)

A. Hazy, yellow, frothy, beautiful carbonation. Head lasts forrrrevvveerrrr.

S. Apple/Pear, boozy, fruity. Belgian esters, but nicely restrained and not blowing my face off.

T. I love this. How is this 11%? I don't get overwhelmed by the bourbon/high abv. Nice retrained belgian taste to go with the esters.

M. Get moar in my mouth.

I love this. I have nothing else to say. Take the plunge and spend the $18-$20. Worth.

BeeryMcbeerenstein, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

gtermi, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jammalamma, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BillDon, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

irish01980, Mar 30, 2014
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,005 ratings.