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)

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Curieux was the first foray into barrel aging. Curieux is made by aging our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam bourbon barrels for eight weeks in our cold cellars. The aged beer is then blended back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting beer is soft with coconut and vanilla notes, with hints of bourbon.

Added by Todd on 04-05-2004

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750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance- Despite a careful pour, I got a slightly hazy golden yellow/orange; sort of apricot body. It had a small white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving a sparse lacing on surface.

Smell - An interesting mix of fruitiness and sourness. A tad bready. Almost smells like a white wine with a hint of Brettanomyces.

Taste- Good, solid tripel. Lots of light, sweet maltiness with a nice, light balance of pepper mixed fruits and a hint of complex citrus. A hint of dried dark fruit and fig on the very tip of the tongue and at the very back. Not super-complex, but complex enough to keep it interesting.

Mouthfeel- light-medium body, a decent alcohol warming. Good level of carbonation and effervescence. It dances of the tongue nicely. Coats the mouth well and has an interesting puckering quality right in the middle.

Drinkability- This is a great beer. I'd love to just sip it after a light dinner with some friends on the porch.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 3,733 ratings.
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