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)
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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:
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

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A: Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow color with 2+ fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap after a few minutes

S: Belgian yeast imparts some nice fruity and spicy notes while the barrel character gives off some vanilla and oak. Alcohol lightly twitches the nose

T: Quite complex. Starts off with the yeasty fruit and spiciness and goes into the oak, vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol. Lightly sweet into the finish. The length of time it takes to go from the yeasty tripel aspect into the barrel character varies and makes things interesting

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lightly drying

O: A very unique and tasty treat (albeit, quite expensive) that makes for a nice sipper. The barrel character works well with the base beer and imparts a nice complexity. Definitely worth trying because there is just nothing else like it

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On tap at the Tupelo Honey Cafe in Greenville. (confirmed with tap sample in Dec. 2014 and bottle sample in August 2015).

Very pale golden; light Haze.
Sweet aroma with a pronounced contribution from bourbon barrel aging. The bourbon barrel is even more obvious in tasting and approaches, but does not exceed, a reasonable level. Lots of vanilla from the bourbon barrel. Still, a bit more bourbon flavor than I would prefer. Good thing this is a blend of BB and fresh ale.
High ABV is partly hidden but there is some inevitable warming.
Medium-light body with ample carbonation.

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Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,794 ratings
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