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Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

259 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | 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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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

Pretty excited to see this on-tap at a random visit to the Farmhouse Tap in VT. Reviewed from notes.

A- Golden like Curieux, small white fizzy head with lackluster retention. Falls to foamy ring with a few legs but no true lace it seems.

S- Super laid back Jim Beam and cold brewed coffee reminds me of a nice brownie dessert.

T- Tastes like blondie brownies to me, decadent coffee on Curieux, balanced and almost silly smooth bourbon vanilla barrel feel. Most jarring color vs. taste beer ever. The coffee really makes a huge difference.

MF- Moderately thick body with high end carbonation and some alcohol warmth.

Brownie dessert feel. Coffee is intense and changes the beer a lot in a good way. The vanilla from Bourbon barrels and coffee really work well together.

12-10-2013 16:03:59 | More by cbutova
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-08-2013 05:42:47 | More by Kelp
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-07-2013 21:01:48 | More by weeare138
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-07-2013 05:02:01 | More by NYR_Rob
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-07-2013 03:30:08 | More by jrohrbacher
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-05-2013 00:30:21 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-05-2013 00:27:46 | More by Knapp85
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-04-2013 23:22:21 | More by n2185
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-03-2013 23:31:47 | More by bostonryan
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-03-2013 21:40:05 | More by campfirebrew
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belljt33

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-03-2013 01:26:00 | More by belljt33
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-01-2013 03:01:48 | More by jayhunter357
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larbush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-29-2013 12:59:55 | More by larbush
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Growler from Bestway in Greensboro, NC

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some burnt orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of freshly ground coffee with some moderate aromas of bourbon and oak (from the barrel aging). Light notes of vanilla and just a hint of Belgian yeast, light fruits, and pepper.

T: Upfront there is moderate to strong flavors of freshly brewed coffee with some moderate flavors of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Light flavors of Belgian yeast, light fruit, and just a hint of spice/black pepper. Minimal notes of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and a touch creamy.

O: I was slightly suspect of a bourbon barrel aged tripel with coffee but I should have known the team at Allagash had the skills to pull this beer off... The coffee and bourbon flavors really complement each other and give it hints of chocolate which make this beer pair really nicely with dessert (chocolate pecan pie and pumpkin pie here on Thanksgiving).

11-28-2013 22:58:42 | More by dbrauneis
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-25-2013 15:06:49 | More by RedneckBeerz
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-24-2013 23:35:56 | More by bcrossan
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2013 00:59:15 | More by buzzy
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

11-21-2013 20:14:18 | More by JakerLou
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-20-2013 22:38:58 | More by CTJman
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-20-2013 00:15:51 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-19-2013 23:31:07 | More by TripelMark
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-17-2013 21:15:51 | More by TheRealPour
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-16-2013 16:17:08 | More by YobroitsJoe
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kif

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-16-2013 02:12:31 | More by kif
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-12-2013 02:06:25 | More by Zimm
Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.