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:
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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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of deereless
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- A gorgeous bright golden body with a fluffy white head that settles some, but stays throughout the duration. Crisp and clear, with lots of carbonation bubbles seen rising through the body.

S- Lots of the traditional tripel aromas with pears, other tree fruits, hints of citrus, slight breadiness, and some oak and vanilla influences from the barrel.

T- Sweet and fruity pears and peach-like flavors give was to sweet bourbon with oak and vanilla coming through along with some sweet candied sugar flavors. Just a hint of booziness to finish it out.

M- Medium-high carbonation, very crisp and full flavored, with the body being on the fuller side. A slight hint of booze, but overall very drinkable.

O- Allagash tripel is one of my favorites for the style and this is an interesting take on a tripel. The bourbon barrels add an interesting element to the beer and works very nicely with the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.9/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 3,754 ratings.
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