Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) | Allagash Brewing Company

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Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#667
Reviews:
922
Ratings:
3,840
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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552
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1,163
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Photo of BennyProfane
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Celtics76
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been wanting to try this beer for years, but the large format and high price tag kept me away. That changed this past week when Yankee Spirits received a shipment of Curieux in 12oz 4-packs!

I couldn't be more impressed with a beer. Looks great, pours with a decent amount of head. Not much of an aroma, but the taste is flawless. The 11% abv is well hidden, and it's just a super smooth drinking experience. A lot of complexity - the barrel isn't too strong, but that's a good thing. Lots of subtle flavors meld together perfectly - oak, vanilla, dark fruit.

Give it a shot, it's great!

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Photo of sdzoe14
3.39/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jayfire40
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TLA
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew4321
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Godslave
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my all-time favorite beer, and I have tried hundreds...thousands. It still edges out the extremely rare Westvleteren 12 for me.

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Photo of hairnic
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chillin
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrTrotter
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've always liked this beer, but back in 2015 I bought a bottle and forgot about it until Christmas (2017), and I HIGHLY recomend letting this beer sit and age a year or two (even more if your patient)

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Photo of alphadawg62
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gwired
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my most favorite beers.

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Photo of qcghost
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudsonvalleyman
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbelair
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevintaraross
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HAD IN CHARLOTTE (PIZZA JOINT - NO LESS) IN A ROOM-TEMP TULIP GLASS VIA DRAFT.

SERVED TOO COLD FOR MY TASTE BUDS BUT STILL WONDERFUL!

NOTE TO SELF: TRY MORE "OUTSIDE-THE-BOX" (for me) BREWS FROM ALLAGASH!

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougieAmphetaBeans
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shimmyk26
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerrickNorman
4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bbock13
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,840 ratings