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

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash 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
Ranking:
#606
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
3,777
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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Out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a nice off-white head that dissipated into a light ring. The aroma is of Belgian yeast phenols and candi sugar, followed by a strong scent of bourbon, vanilla. Some floral aromas as well. The taste is sweet from the candi sugar which is cut by the strong bourbon flavor. There is a nice honey malt backbone and a trace of grassy hops in the end. This brew sits very well on the tongue and tickles with the fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet but not sticky or syrupy; very much like a bourbon. The alcohol is hidden very well, no burn for this 11%ABV. Will need to pick up an extra bottle to cellar.

I had this brew on cask at The Ginger Man this past winter. The aroma and taste was very strong on the oak and bourbon flavors, it was quite the experience. If you enjoy barrel-aged brews, try to find this one on cask.

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Poured on cask

A: Pale yellow with slight one finger head. Fairly shiort retention and leaving some light lacing.

S: Wine, bourbon, Begian yeast, banana, and a touch of clove

T: Follows the nose with a mix of wine and bourbon while showcasing typical tripel flavors.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. Finish is a little hot and slightly sweet

O: Excellent beer and the cask presentation was spot on.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,777 ratings
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