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:
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,739
Reviews:
904
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
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538
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1,107
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Kerry for the chance to try this fantastic beer.

Pours a hazy yellow with a creamy head of bone white foam that fell luxuriously to a thick ring and left plenty of handsome lace. Body of the beer glows with promise and is the soft pastel color of golden sunshine.

Nose is the definition of complex. It's sublime with bourbon, oak and tropical fruit to tempt. There's a tartness and some mild yeast with a slight breath of alcohol. Picks up some earth as it warms and a touch of pepper. Light banana and clove emerge with a touch of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose and unfolds like a symphony. The ripe fruit is sticky and sweet. Almost candied. The bourbon lays quietly underneath oaky and deep. The alcohol warmth and the pepper bring out the fruits so well. The woody quality and the vanilla accents the malt which is smooth and long and has earthy tones as well. The honey sweetness of the malt and the and the bourbon create a sensual mouthfeel that is strong and a little heavier than the usual tripel. The bourbon lingers int he aftertaste with a hint of smoke and the candied fruit.

This beer continued to unfold throughout the drink and the fruits were varied and splendid. Pear, pineapple, apple, orange, apricot, mango. At one point I beheld coconut. There was a slight sour that gave an immense drinkablility to all the rich sweetness. The buttery smooth malt and the rich bourbon were the perfect compliment and added a depth that resounded. Lingered a touch hot in the aftertaste like bourbon and like sweet candy.

Captivating, expansive and radiant.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours murky orange/golden with a finger of white fluffy head.

Smell is soft, fluffy, oaky, and maybe a hint of tart and funk? Some of the gum/clove come out with the Belgian yeast, but seems a bit subdued.

Taste rich smooth vanilla. Very powerful. Oak and Belgian yeast mixed very well, no tartness, just the best parts of a trippel, but stronger and heavier.

Interesting experience.

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slight haze, visible effervescence, pencil thickness of foam that hangs around for a bit, hazy dull gold to very light brown - 4.00, S: Nose is loaded with oak and bourbon with a defined vanilla, there is a subtle sweetness along with lots of chalky yeast aromas, quite floral and herbal which includes some tropical fruits such as mango, a quite complex aroma – 4.50, T: Ends with a slight alcohol burn - boozy, very dry and lots of candied sugar, quite sweet and dry, marzipan – 4.50, M: Slight creaminess, medium body – 4.00, D: Lots of booze, very enjoyable – 4.00

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 3,739 ratings.
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