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:
3,733
Reviews:
901
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
534
Gots:
1,098
For Trade:
38
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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Sticks ans Stones tonight.Poured into a goblit a lightly hazed lighter golden with a nicely formed white head.Aromas are big in the bourbon barrel department with mild phenols and spiced pears,a nice mix of things going on.Sweet bourbon vanilla flavors along with more sweet alcohol,spiced phenols are there but kept in check pretty well,some boozy fruit in the finish.A nice barrel aged tripel not over the top bourbon wise but it packs a kick.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottled on February 1, 2013. Served in a goblet.

Appearance: Dark golden yellow color with a finger of a white frothy head and good retention. Body is very hazy with lots of champagne like carbonation streaming throughout. Leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast spice, banana, clove, red apples, with some light candi sugar notes as well. Not really getting much barrel character.

Taste: Sweet Banana, apple, pear, vanilla, toasted almonds, candi sugar, pineapple, white grape, oak. There's a semi sweet creaminess as well, almost like a banana cream pudding with a shot of booze. The beer has a lot of bourbon barrel character without overt bourbon taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is high, but works really well with the big mouthfeel. Booze is hidden well.

Overall: Well I'm officially an idiot for waiting so long to try this. This is probably the best tripel I've had. I can't believe this doesn't fly off shelves.

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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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