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Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

237 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
James Bean is our bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added. We use coffee from www.mattscoffee.com right here in Maine.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 07-09-2012)
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-30-2014 22:46:07 | More by TheEvilGenius
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-30-2014 19:11:10 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Brutus627

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-24-2014 01:25:01 | More by Brutus627
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-23-2014 03:24:28 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is an orange color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy tight lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Nice roasted coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, a little booze, and earthiness.

Taste: Same as above with a little sweetness, roasted bitterness, booze, oak, vanilla, and powdery yeast.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, a little bitterness, and some booziness.

Overall: Tripel, yes. Aged in bourbon barrels, yes. Then add cold pressed local Maine coffee. Yes please. Sounds weird, but such a great mixture and blend of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 06:22:43 | More by Flounder57
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-21-2014 19:33:03 | More by Iparedman
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mbw314

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-21-2014 01:39:55 | More by mbw314
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-20-2014 15:12:17 | More by bcp5296d
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JFear

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at Mekong in Richmond. The combination of flavors seemed too bizarre to pass up. Served in a wine glass.

The beer has a nice golden appearance, resembling agave nectar in color. The aroma is enticing. Big whiffs of caramel and bourbon dominate the nose, with a bit of coffee sneaking in and intermingling with those big aromas. The flavor is a marvelous combination of all of the elements present in the aroma, with the coffee wedging itself in with the vanilla, caramel, and bourbon notes. The yeast character of a traditional tripel is present, albeit very subdued, with a bit of apple making its way in. I would normally knock the brewer a bit for not making the yeast a highlight in a tripel, but if it was more forward in this beer, it would not marry all that well with the barrel character and coffee. The beer is surprisingly well-carbonated for being barrel-aged, and it's all the better for it, as the spritely carbonation carries big flavors across the tongue easily.

Overall, an incredibly impressive beer. A mixture of elements I would normally think of being incongruous, handled deftly by the brewers at Allagash, results in an entirely unique and supremely satisfying experience.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2014 17:58:52 | More by JFear
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California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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Massachusetts

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.