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

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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,695 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,695
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 304
Gots: 470 | 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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patre_tim

China

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear filtered gold with a softness to it, a fair amount of champagne like carbonation, a finger of stark white head. Nice lacing.

S: Tripel all the way. A sweetness, Belgian yeasts, coriander and offal in a Blue Ribbon way. Light notes of bubble gum and emptied shot gun cartridges just shot. Vanilla? Perhaps but muted in the sort of way you never think of vanilla being in chocolate cake but its there. Coconut (as said on the label) perhaps, as its in a lot of d shelved foods as coconut oil but but goes unnoticed as its mild.

T: Here it comes. Wow. The flavours of a great Tripel – the Belgian yeasts, coriander and fruity flavours are there but mild due to aging, and the lovely bourbon barrels come in strong. Definite woodiness, bourbon, and a softened coconut feel, creamy and smooth and yes vanilla notes. A fair sweetness is there, but not syrupy.

M: Light and smooth, good rich foamy, powdery dry carbonation.

O: Excellent brew. Was questioning it on the nose, but overwhelmed on the flavor. Bought at Greenlife Asheville, drank on the beach at Deerfield Beach, FL, July 17th, 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 03:20:43 | More by patre_tim
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-17-2014 15:49:26 | More by MattSharpless
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Liverocks

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

07-17-2014 11:54:12 | More by Liverocks
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HanniGunz

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-17-2014 02:27:58 | More by HanniGunz
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spw109

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-17-2014 02:26:51 | More by spw109
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blindtiger24

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-16-2014 20:44:34 | More by blindtiger24
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kneary13

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-16-2014 17:50:27 | More by kneary13
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tjb08

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-16-2014 15:53:26 | More by tjb08
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TheMustiestGooch


4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-15-2014 19:51:25 | More by TheMustiestGooch
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-15-2014 19:48:49 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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dannymo24

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 13:54:18 | More by dannymo24
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TigerOwl

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-15-2014 04:09:06 | More by TigerOwl
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rchristensen

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 01:47:53 | More by rchristensen
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julielynndubee

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

07-14-2014 17:29:50 | More by julielynndubee
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-14-2014 12:04:59 | More by DanGeo
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 23:38:32 | More by DrBier
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2014 23:10:29 | More by LostHighway
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-11-2014 23:00:01 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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huysmans

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2014 17:38:17 | More by huysmans
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stevehagy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-11-2014 16:11:31 | More by stevehagy
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, banana, coconut, vanilla, spices and woody oak.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Belgian yeast, coconut, banana, faint spices, some vanilla, woody oak and faint bourbon.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 01:31:01 | More by SebD
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

07-10-2014 17:49:14 | More by MikeAndrews
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AdamAles

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

07-10-2014 02:47:34 | More by AdamAles
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Sheldog

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.7%

07-09-2014 20:49:26 | More by Sheldog
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2014 17:03:32 | More by jbriggs7
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,695 ratings.