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:
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
Ratings:
3,749
Reviews:
907
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
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541
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1,114
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39
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Photo of SawDog505
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip, bottled in September of 2011. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a 3 inch white head with lacing everywhere. Smell is huge clove, banana, musk, and some fig. The taste is wow, much more aggressive with clove and a big tickle of bourbon. Body is medium, enought carbonation for its large size, not overly dry for me, and drinkable enough and this isn't my favorite style at all. This is an excellent beer, especially if Belgians are your thing. I prefer Hoppy beers, but this is well done even so.

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Photo of VillageThief
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beauitful triple full of flavor and packs a nice punch. This beer starts off with a strong carmel taste with a hint of the alochol which settles in as you drink it. Has a great yeast taste to finish off which does not overpower the Carmel taste but really helps enhance it. I am in love with this beer for its amazing taste and feel all whole hitting me with that 11% abv. Also goes very well with dessert or any sweet meal.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a darkish amber with an intensely fluffy white head. There is definitely sediment, but it could be poured off after a year of aging/settling. The beer was served relatively warm which produces a sweet, yet tart bourbon nose and plenty of yeastiness. It drinks very easily and you forget (almost instantly) that this bubbly, champagne-like tripel is 11%abv... The bourbon is well masked and the beer is easily consumed. Very tasty beverage that's worth trying is you like Belgian style and wood aged beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of CarolinaKev
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of braican
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of wookievath
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of guezarka
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of ProudBeerSnob
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle (marked as bottled in January 2012) into Maudite snifter. Nice pop from the cork, no foamy mess.

Cloudy straw to golden in color? Nice, big, puffy head that thins out but not completely leaving some nice lacing.

Wonderful aroma. That Belgian yeast nose, with sweet bready notes, almost like cake batter. This beer is too darn drinkable for 11%! Nice sweet (but not too sweet) finish, with just a kiss of booziness.

I've got to get more of these.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jeffx
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Mudawg
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of gregk
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to say I am addicted to this beer! If it wasn't $19 a bottle I would be tempted to drink it every day!

Nice bright color and brilliant aroma. The bourbon flavors really pop but are not overwhelming. The alcohol note is a bit strong but hey, that is one of the things that makes this beer what it is :-)

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Photo of Pichon
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of aflies
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of hdofu
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow... pours gold with a white head. Smell is heavily of bourbon. Taste is light but with a finish of burbon... given the heavy abv it's quite remarkable really as it mostly hides the heavy impact... given its a tripel its quite remarkable as most don't have such a flavor... pretty near perfection

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Photo of Chucker
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of KBennall
4/5  rDev -5%

Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
4.21 out of 5 based on 3,749 ratings.
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