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

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2,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,994
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 351
Gots: 587 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -11%

Honey copper color, with a fluffy big head.

Aromas of spice, yeast, bourbon and wood.

Buttery malts, caramel, hints of spice and warming bourbon, evolving slowly on the palate in a very pleasant way. Also a wooden note comes up, body by itself isn’t too huge, despite the unique mix of flavors. That leaves some space for mild belgium yeast, to smooth out the mouthfeel. Long yeast finish, with an underlying touch of bourbon.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Had this just an hour or so ago on-tap at the Bier Haus in Savannah, GA; it was wonderful and not like anything I've had before. Had a great taste with a little bourbon flavoring and was smooth as silk until I almost licked the glass clean. Maybe I will get a few of the bombers when I see them...

Mdez, Nov 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

Kraty1, Nov 03, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Poured into tulips and shared. A hazy pinkish-straw color with a pure white head. Whiskey on the nose with vanilla, white wine and raisin. Tastes delicious with whiskey, wine, oak, raisin, caramel and vanilla notes. Nice level of carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Very nicely done. This is worth repeating.

FFreak, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

MNMike, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

AnalogErik, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wellsnb, Nov 02, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

Wajohnst, Nov 02, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

ShadyRigglesbee, Nov 02, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

kmfoley1975, Nov 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

Joestradamus91, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

LeeEvolved, Nov 01, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%

Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a medium hazy honey color with a finger of tiny bubble head.
Smells of champagne and white raisins. Very interesting and refined nose.
Taste is very much like light scotch, clean and polished.
Finishes very clean with no alcohol burn.
Unbelievable this beer is 11% abv.

BoldRulerVT, Nov 01, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -8.2%

heytomcat, Nov 01, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%

nat_action, Oct 31, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

costanzo_mike, Oct 31, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Hootie159, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Pav5069, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Wilder3103, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

claspada, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cj8311, Oct 29, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +11.5%

Kmwalsh10, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jmryan8, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

mrn1ceguy, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Great barrel aged beer

joandrade, Oct 29, 2014
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,994 ratings.