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RATINGS: 1230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
750 ML bottle, Oct. 2004: Golden almost clear w/ a short lived thin white head. Peppery yeast is the first aroma that hits my nose, followed by some oaky wood and a light hint of alcohol (bourbon) with notes of vanilla. Light dried apricot and plum fruitiness & a hint of grainy malt. Overll dry and well balanced. A very faint touch of sweetness up front with some grainy malt, some sugary flavor, and mild peppery yeast. Some alcohol adds to the spicy character in the flavor. Hints of vanilla and woody bourbon in the aftertaste which is dry and lingering. Not very estery in the flavor but some hints of plum come in to the last bit of the aftertaste beyond the wood. Highly carbonated, medium body, with warming alcohol presence: a bit on the dry side. The aging has much mellowed the bourbon and oak notes. I’ve had this beer before, but it was later bottlings and seemed really raw when it was young. Some aging has done this beer wonders.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On tap at the Great Lost bear, I forget the exact date as it’s not in my notes, but anyway here goes. Flavor is very hefty, drinks like a malt whiskey. The Jim Beam flavors lend themselves so well to this beer recipe. Dark caramel, woody, and peaty flavors. Didn’t remind me of any triples I’d had recently, in fact didn’t taste much like their triple at all...reminded me more of a belgian strong ale. But regardless it is what it is, and this is a very interesting offshoot that any beer fan would love.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Corked and caged 750ml. bottle. Bottling Feb. 2006. Poured a medium sized white fizzy head that almost diminished, decent amount of lacing, carbonation, hazy, and a pale yellow hue. Nose consisted of oak, bourbon, fruity, some caramel, apples and some honey. Very nice! Flavor was oak, bourbon, dry, woody, caramel, honey, and apples. Very tasty! Mouthfeel had a burning sensation in the throat and also a dry feeling. Medium-full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2006
"Allagash is on the way up for me :) Poured a nice golden color small head almost no lacing. Aroma was of strong oak and some apple. Flavor was at first overwelmed by oak, then the apple and yeast. Nice nice beer."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Modest amount of foamy white head... deep golden color. Sweet aroma of fresh apples, malt, a yeasty breadiness, some woody/smoky notes. Nice rich and well-balanced flavors of apple cider, malt, yeast, citrus, hops, alcohol. Dry, slightly bitter and hoppy finish with... alcohol. A good amount of carbonation makes this pretty crisp and refreshing, but it is definitely heavy and demands to be consumed at a slow pace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
[bottled June 2006] Pours a nice golden color, with a short-lived head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet, with a bit of banana, and loads of alcohol towards the end. Flavors are very sticky-sweet. Cantaloupe, pears and alcohol. The oak really makes its way through towards the end, but really doesn’t contribute that much. Perhaps, with time it will mellow out, but this fresh bottle seems to be a little harsh and unbalanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
(06.16.06) Brown bomber bottle from Kahn’s Fine Wines, Indiana. Ale aged in oak bourbon barrel. Bottled July 2005. Cases bottled 390. poured deep hazy golden yellow with small white head. Soft carbonation. Fruity spicy aroma. Full bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and spicy fruity flavors typical in a Belgium triple. Some hop flavor. Light tanginess in the mouth. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Well-balanced with slight edge toward hop flavor (not bitterness). An excellent Belgian style ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2006
a shared bottle with SILPHIUM from a December, 2004 bottling...light amber body with small white head...aroma is of light citrus hops, pineapple, coconut, with an oaky, bourbon finish...flavor is light in bourbon, caramels, and lasting sugars...nice palate, and a great brew...thanks silphium!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2006
<!-- i -->December 2004 bottling.<!-- /i --> Hazy orange body, thin-medium off-white head. Oaky aroma with caramel, white grape, tropical fruits, and biting alcohol. Fruity, peachy body, with coconut and bourbon, pineapple, white grape, and caramel, complex with good oak character. Alcohol not too hot. Some butterscotch. Rich, thick body but not syrupy. Very nice beer- complex and not overpowering.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Mediocre beer to begin with, then aged a couple weeks in Jim beam barrels...this should be great. Yeah, it tastes like pears, Southern Comfort, and caramel Bullseyes! I’m just going to leave it at that!


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