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

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3,181 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,181
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 395
Gots: 736 | FT: 34
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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

*25.4 oz. bottle March 1st. date* Look: Brilliant golden honey amber, what was a 1 finger white head turned into a white ring around my glass. Smell: Bourbon, wet hay, spicy, honey graham crackers, faint alcohol, subtle flowers. Taste: Like the aroma yet much richer. Vanilla, subtle hints of coconut, nice fruity pear esters shine through the overall bourbon characteristics, nice hints of flowers in there with a honey wheat bread sweetness, no alcohol heat or flavor is detected, lemon zest in there as well, there is a nice bitter bite to it as well. Feel: Medium-full body, tight active carbonation. Overall: Man, this ale is a hit for me. 11% ABV is not even a presence in the flavor, very devilishly. The malt sweetness gives a little to let you know it is a big beer. I’m very impressed on how flavorful this ale is and yet it is delicate at the same time. A lovely combo Balanced and Dangerous! The bourbon isn’t overdone and the Tripel components are just right. This brew is Recommended!

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

Served on draught, 5/18/2014, in tulip glass. Evening Star/Planet Wine in Alexandria, VA.

A- Creamy opaque copper with 1/4 head.

S- Dates and dark fruit notes giving way to citrus and a little vanilla as the beer warms.

T- Light raison and vanilla notes, bourbon flavor is not readily separated from the beer and makes a fantastic contribution. Great dry finish, sly warming alcohol with no undesirable hotness.

M- Light in body and effervescent yet full and creamy. Great tripel style body.

O- Very interesting contribution to the style, highly recommended for those who enjoy tripels. Would like to get a corked bottle for the cellar.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,181 ratings.