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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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3,228 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,228
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 394
Gots: 771 | 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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Ratings: 3,228 | Reviews: 844
Photo of Theheroguy
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pineapple esters! I smell them but tastewise this is a classic Belgian ale. Dry with perceived sweetness and fruitynees. This is great, the barrel aging is somewhat subtle. A well executed beer. I think the pineapple notes are most likely a result of the barrel character merging with the yeast byproducts.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A big sipper. Nice full creamy mouth. Fair amount of citrus flavors. Slightly dry. Barrel flavors mild but well integrated with other flavors.

Photo of BakaGaijin
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of founddrama
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Belgian tripel in a distinctly American style. A great fireside beer. Great color, great head (and retention!) Re: flavor: that distinct Belgian yeast but none of that overpowering banana esters. (OK maybe a little.) The oak-aging is subtle but works.

Photo of vitamin_g
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ducksnbucks
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuck56
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sheenisgod
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nathan_Short
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy honey-orange color with a finger's white head. Orange, tropical fruit, a little banana and some peppery notes in the aroma. Smooth flavor with prominent bourbon and oak taste and the same fruits in the smell, with a small alcohol kick. Creamy, slightly syrupy mouthfeel with a spicy pop. Pretty interesting overall, but I'm not sure of bourbon-barrel aging is what I want in a tripel.

Photo of BTHU
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jribeiro025
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LanePerson
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mobrado
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasant enough, just not good value at all. Would rather have a Fin Du Monde or Westmalle Tripel for half the price (or less).

Photo of ktorsneyweir
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ElJacobian
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It tastes just like a great Trappist with an oak and bourbon aftertaste. Two completely different tastes that somehow balance each other out. I couldn't have more than one of these but I'll thoroughly enjoy that one.

Photo of BBS323
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very strong! Fruity taste...orange an citrus

Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mageek52
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing experience. Best beer I've had.

Photo of LakerLeith
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheOakKing
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sometimes looks can be deceiving. When poured this looks like any other triple, although it's nice bouquet of citrus and a touch of sweetness. The flavour is where this brew really hits home for me. It has all the qualities of a Tripel but with some extra refinement. Perhaps this is where the barrel aging pays dividence. The usual notes are balanced by a sweetness and only the sligthest notes of a barrel finish are present. This brew is silky smooth and hides it's abv dangerously well.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,228 ratings.