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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours hazy gold with a 2 finger chalk white head. Nice lacing. Mild bourbon, doughy malt, and vanilla on the nose. Some oak and something orange-like. Taste is grainy but smooth. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, and bread dough. Orange, lemon, and straw. Mild peppery spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth barrel notes with a touch of spice. Great beer. Smooth barrel notes and the right amount bourbon.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this bottle in Vermont. Bottled February 2013.

A - Honey golden, bright with strong carbonation. One finger creamy white head. Sticky walls of nice lace remain with a half finger of retention that champs the whole way through. Body turned dark orange with yeast addition and head became much thicker.

S - Honey, yeast. Sweet spice, lemon. No bourbon really. 'Typical' Tripel aroma.

T - Lemon, bready malt, honey, bourbon comes out lightly. Some woodiness, honey. Hard to see where the bourbon is supposed to show up, but it does taste nice and is complex. Lemon and spice are prominent. Some alcohol comes out in the finish too. Coconut?

M - Strong carbonation, full body with a nice creaminess and a mildly dry finish with lemon and some oaky vanilla.

O/D - Quite a nice Tripel. I'm finding it quite difficult to pick up any real assertive bourbon notes, but that might not be a bad thing. I can see how the barrel has imparted some subtleties that have complimented the base beer well. Quite a nice and complex beer with lot's to keep you thinking about it and an ABV forcing you to take your time with it. I noticed myself drinking this way too quickly for its ABV, which isn't always a bad thing. Well done.

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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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