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

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Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
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#619
Reviews:
912
Ratings:
3,803
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my most favorite beers.

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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HAD IN CHARLOTTE (PIZZA JOINT - NO LESS) IN A ROOM-TEMP TULIP GLASS VIA DRAFT.

SERVED TOO COLD FOR MY TASTE BUDS BUT STILL WONDERFUL!

NOTE TO SELF: TRY MORE "OUTSIDE-THE-BOX" (for me) BREWS FROM ALLAGASH!

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
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Light copper colored with some light haziness within the body. There's a fingernail of off white around half of the rim and covering about half of the top. I smell light Belgian candy sugar and lightly vinous Belgian triple yeast. The taste is sweet light Belgian candy sugar, lightly tart Belgian triple yeast, and just a splash of sweet bourbon. The mouth is very dry and yet smooth from the barrel aging. If I had not seen the ABV on the bottle I would have guessed along the lines of 8 or 9%!

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Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,803 ratings