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RATINGS: 1164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Allagash Curieux is a unique beer that was aged for 8 weeks in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels. In July 2004 they brewed a batch of the Triple and placed it in Bourbon barrels from Kentucky.
December ’04 bottles labeled as 11% ABV. Previous vintages at 9.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle: Poured a hazy (real hazy, I just can’t see through my glass) golden color ale with a medium bubbly white head with minimum retention. Aroma of bourbon is quiet easy to detect but also some real funky yeast is present which remind of a saison or even a lambic without the sourness though. Taste is a bit too sharp in alcohol at first, which kind of ruin it for me since I don’t like the warming feeling. But you get used to it and it seems to disappear (or I might just be getting drunk) and then I can see some traces of a nice abbey tripel with a strong yeast profile, which provide a farmhouse side that I really enjoyed. Overall, probably not something I would go for on a regular basis but I still enjoyed. If I was to rate on experiment alone though, I would have rated this much higher since I appreciated the fact that Allagash tried to do something different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2006
From 750mL bottle. Pours a pale, cloudy gold with no head and very minimal lace. Nose of bourbon, honey and a hint of white wine. Taste is a big bourbon flavor upfront, followed by the sweetness of a Triple with a bourbon burn in the finish. The two flavors, bourbon and Triple, never really blend together. Interesting, but I think a different whiskey barrel, or better yet a single malt, would have made a better partner to this otherwise superb Triple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of alcohol and wood. Sweet malty and fruity flavor. Oak flavor too. Sweet woody finish with some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Hot with lots of bourbon. Small notes of clear sweet fruit but largely overpowered by bourbon. I don’t see why chucking everything in bourbon is supposed to improve it, but I’ve had enough tasty barrel-aged beers to make me keep working my way through the duds. The one good thing about this beer was the heavy oakiness. If they could get the oak into the fruity trippel without the damned bourbon it might be very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
Hazy golden colour with a small white head.Sweet malty and fruity aroma with notes of wood and alcohol. Sweet fruity flavor with a clear note of wood and a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Poured a golden color with a nice white head. Aroma was fruity and sweet with some spices. Flavor was nice too, a hint of the oak was in there and it was very smooth, and alcohol was hidden pretty well, I really enjoyed this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle. Light hazy golden colour with a white head. Sweet fruity, whisky aroma and a sweet fruity, wood, whisky, light spicy taste. Medium to full body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, wood, spices and bourbon. Flavour of fruits, bourbon and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Pours a very hazy light golden with a white foamy head. Sweet and very whiskey-like aromas. Nice warming alcohol sensations. Full bodied. Peppery, dry whiskey finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) Unclear pilsener golden with a small, off-white head. Rather neutral aroma - mainly of alcohol. Full and markedly alcoholic body with the bourbon flavours slowly but splendidly unfolding warming your palate. This is almost zen! The finish is pure bourbon. Delicious. 270106

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