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:
3,754
Reviews:
907
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
 
 
Wants:
544
Gots:
1,114
For Trade:
38
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Photo of Sangmin
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigGold
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of winningwes91
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAND_MINE
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jgeddis
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoelClark
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of George1005
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jancona
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TTTBeer
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dlizarazo
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of ol_dirty_jaysta
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of neckbeered
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uvachief
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Pours an opaque golden brown much like a water downed Jim Beam and ginger. Full finger of head that quickly dissipates. Little lacing as you drink. You can smell hints of bourbon whiskey. Definitely not Kentucky straight bourbon which makes this fall flat. Tastes like a water downed Lynchburg Lemonade. I have a head cold though. Not picking up much other than mild, and just nasty in my book, Jim Beam. Had to chug a bottle of it to be initiated into my fraternity. Bringing back bad memories. Mild and drinkable. Smooth almost clean finish. Abv isn't noticeable although it is a big 11.0%. Curieux is really thin. Probably good on a hot summer day. Not particularly exciting on a cold rainy winter day. I only taste a hint of vanilla or coconut (but I do have a head cold). Grew on me more as I finished the glass or maybe that was just the ABV kicking in. I'll revisit later.

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Photo of Patlee3324
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keystone
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of scot_lutte
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DMZern
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trippnwo
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Superbohl4
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wrigfen
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To be honest with you I am not familiar with Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripple, but this is a great beer. Maybe I am partial to belgian strong ales, but this was another great job by Allagash that exceeds in the latter.

Very hazy Dark golden pour. This is solid flavor, no dissipation. Nice head, not an overwhelming taste, and the 11 % ABV is not really noticeable or overpowering with the bevy of flavors. But you still know this is a big time (alcholo drink). A beautiful pour and great lace when you are consuming.
Excellent, recommend it and will have it again.

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Photo of bfred805
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of armiller17
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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