Curieux | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed back in 2004, Curieux was our first foray into barrel aging. To make Curieux, we take our Tripel and let it age in bourbon barrels for seven weeks. Once that time is up, we take the beer out of our cold cellars and blend it back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting rich, golden ale features smooth notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon.

Added by Todd on 04-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,085
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,862
pDev:
10.98%
 
 
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1,167
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Photo of heddar33
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Mostly clear golden yellow. Large, foamy white head with decent staying power.

Smell: Raspberry, strawberry, apples, and lemon are the predominate smells, to the point where it's hard to identify anything "beery".

Taste: Mild sweet malt, a little fruitiness, and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth on the swallow with a mild sparkle from carbonation.

Overall: I do think this beer needs to taste a bit stronger to reach its full potential.

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Photo of Jbk81
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Benish
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miltondtoaster
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bret717
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6/7/18

Look- Hazy golden colored liquid w/a lot of carbonation bubbling up; fluffy white one finger head

Aroma- musty hay, faint clove, an herbal/earthy note and just a hint of bourbon

Taste- follows the nose pretty closely with the hay, clove, herbal quality and bourbon but there’s also some vanilla

Feel- medium bodied and very soft feeling from the carbonation; semi-dry and mildly bitter finish

Overall- exquisite BA golden ale w/subtle flavors interwoven to create an incredibly balanced complexity

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

Photo of redsoxjim
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robebo44
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- Moderately hazy golden orange.Finger of white head produced with moderate pour. Less retention than expected for the style, Iassume because of thebarrel aging
S -- Honey, booze, oak, fruity yeast ester, hint of earthy hop
T -- Largely follows the nose. The oaky/boozy bourbon barrel notes come through strong.Hint of clove
F -- Fairly limp and watery body, bolstered by the boozy bourbon presence. Medium+ carb.
O -- Certainly a very interesting approach to a tripel. Glad they're releasing these in more manageable 12oz bottles now

82/100

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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of kinggimp
3.59/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Herbabee
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

it was.... Love from the first uncorking - a nightcap after a wonderful day of traveling and theater-going. Found myself continually glancing down at the bottle's label to be reminded of the make. I had already revered the base Tripel as it stands, but with the barrel-aging, and that oh-so-deceptively masking fresh splash of base at the end (you devils!)..... So World-Class.

The REAL Champagne of Beers.

Must do some slightly extreme beer runs to the state just south to even attempt procuring & purchasing, but it is worthy of the task.

Truly, a Star of the cellar.

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4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I recently had curieux from Allagash and like so many other of their offerings it was great.

Look: Hazy light yellow with a thick chalk white head

Aroma: yeast, banana, grapefruit, mild bourbon

Taste: It's sweet, yeasty, the flavor is like yeasty banana bread with a mild bitter hop flavor (grapefruit peel) some alcohol flavor and a hint of bourbon.

Feel: smooth medium body

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Curieux from Allagash Brewing Company
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