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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)
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4.28/5
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3,777 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#604
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
3,777
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
546
Gots:
1,127
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,777 |  Reviews: 910
Photo of Strohm
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjrider
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty light golden hazy color. Aroma, white wine, alcohol, pear. Taste- a little pear and banana, Bourbon, white wine. Mouthfeel- medium carbonated. Overall- pretty strong alcohol flat out.

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Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccg
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled September 26, 2014, opened April 8, 2017.

Pours with a thin, fizzy head. It's a light-yellow beer with a slightly cloudy look and not much evidence of carbonation once the head fades away.

The smell is mostly banana, clove, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a hint of bourbon.

The flavor is pretty similar, although the alcohol is not as well hidden. It's doesn't taste like it would be 11%, but there is some heat. Lots of yeast and a little bit of spice.

It has a pretty soft feel. The alcohol burns just a little, but it's mostly well hidden.

Overall, it's a solid beer. The bourbon-barrel aging is not overpowering but well integrated into the rest of the beer.

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Photo of themegamancave
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomda11
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a murky golden color with a massive, white, fluffy 3-finger head. Incredible retention and lacing present.

S - Oddly resembling of Allgash White. As expected, fairly sweet aromas, dominated my a blend of yeast/wheat, notes of banana, sugar, and unsurprisingly, bourbon. Very powerful and subtle aromas that mesh into a beautifully scented brew.

T - Almost entirely on par with the aromas. Sweet, subtle and robust. Malts, yeast, honey, bourbon and a note of vanilla are the dominating flavorings.

M - Sublime mouthfeel. Full bodied, mild carbonation, and incredibly smooth going down with little to no hint of booziness. An incredibly drinkable and enjoyable brew.

O - A wonderfully crafted beer from Allgash that I'll equate as the aged, grown-up version of their White. Well worth the value and well crafted beer.

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

Pours hazy gold color with a 1+ finger foamy white head that was full of bubbles, fading slowly and leaving very nice foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of bourbon, oak, yeast, peppery spices, vanilla, orange peel, bubblegum, green apple and a whole bunch of fruit. The malty aspects, fruit and bourbon blend well together and make for a really nice complex nose to inhale.

Tastes more fruity with toasted grains, grapes, white wine, rye, chalky yeast, rotting pear, clove and then more oaky bourbon accents like coconut and a touch of sherry. Very tasty, complex and smooth for such a dynamic brew. This was the last beer of the night after several others so I'l definitely revisit this again.

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Omniwar
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwg782
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled November 2015. Poured into a tulip. A hazy golden color with a frothy and rocky white head. Mainly a yeasty aroma with bread, floral notes, honey, and wood. Really no bourbon on the nose. The taste was a different story. Classic Tripel flavor - candied sugar, esters, yeast, bread - but wrapped in a sweet oaky and bourbon package. Dry and crisp on the finish.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at 504, brought by Vito

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Photo of Dsimenson
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lilbeck23
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell is very different. Has a bourbon smell and light look to it. It was not what I pictured it to be. However, it is not overpowering on bourbon and it has notes of vanilla and tropical fruit meledy. It is light but hits home on ABV.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,777 ratings
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