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RATINGS: 1262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2007
This beer has a dense cloudy appearance with a pale orange caramel color. It ours with a frothy white foam which quickly dissipates. The aroma is dominated by charred oak with possible notes of resin, leather, and clove. It has a full body-- a creamy, thick feel with soft carbonation. The initial flavor is that of a trippel. It’s lightly bitter and almost salty. It has a spicy finish of bourbon, black pepper and alcohol. This is basically a trippel that is treated with the charred oak flavor of bourbon. Quite unique.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden, coppery color with minimal beige colored head that rests out. Aroma is bourbon, toasted malts, oak. Flavor is caramel, peat, bourbon, oak, bourbon, slight alcohol. Palate if full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, resinous finish. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2007
this beer pours a golden orange color with a small white head. Wow this beer has quite a sweetness to it! actually it seems more vinegary than sweet I think. It’s very different. I can taste the bourbon, but it is a sweet bourbon. This is quite a unique beer! I like it though! I will be buying this one again. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2007
750ml bottle, bottled june 2006, hazy honey gold hue, with an off-white head, with a bready malt nose, nice bourbon oakiness note, hint of cookie dough, faint fruitiness, a touch of vanilla spiciness, with a subtle cherryish, when it’s get warmer a kind of vinous-vinegary garlic aroma shows up, follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty bready character, good mouthfeel caramelized malt and bourbon sweetness, oakiness with a fruity cherryish accent, with an alcoholic note, leading towards a mild bourbonesque finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Poured a hazy orange with minimal head. I could smell the bourbon right off the bat and was disturbed by that. I wouldn’t recommend anyone drinking this unless they had a lot of time. The bourbon overtakes everything on this beer. It took me close to an hour to finish and I wish I had only done half of the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with a thin white head. Very strong bourbon aroma that seems to overpower anything else. Oatmeal, malt and a slightly sweet caramel flavor. Bourbon through the whole thing. Good sipping beer. A

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2006
See-through golden pour with creamy, diminishing head. Lively nose that is dominated by cask wood and bourbon, an aroma that does not overwhelm all the other aromas — sweet cookie dough and toffee, peat, pineapple, ripe fruit, port, vanilla. Very sweet flavor with moderate acidity and bitterness. Tangy, peppery finish brought on by the alcohol. The mouthfeel is creamy, a hallmark of Allagash. Still, the texture is a bit watery. The balance between the qualities of the tripel and bourbon barrel aging is excellent. Unique and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 First batch.

Fresh: Pours a beautiful hazy amber that clears somewhat, rather quickly. I almost fell over when the cork came out, Monstrous, almost disastrous bourbon aroma, followed by what seems like a windstorm of peat and brown sugar. I do really enjoy bourbon barrel aged beers and as of yet haven’t grown tired of this popular trend, especially with belgian style beer. Taste is so bourbon rich I think some must have been added at bottling. Also tastes of caramel, trappist yeast(Westmalle), raspberry or cherry. Finish is long and very warming. Excellent, but oh so young.

20 months: Bourbon has mellowed considerably in aroma and to a lesser extent in the taste, now this beer shines with incredible complexities. Nutty and dried fruit tastes come to the fore after the whisky steps to the side. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 Bottle Feb 2006 - pours a clear honey orange with a puffy head that leaves a thin skim of foam. Classic Allagash lacing of course. Oak immediately hits me in the nose, followed by soft cherries, earthy yeasts, sweet hay and caramalized whiskey. First sip is softly carbed with equally soft notes of caramel and bourbon. Yeasty esthers rise through the heavy malts, adding a fruity depth. The 11% ABV is nowhere to be found. The caramel sweetness intensifies in the finish, leaving a great slickness behind. Fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
750 ml bottle. Bottled June 2006. Hazy golden color with white head. Sweat aroma and taste. Buurbon taste with a dry after taste. If you like Jim Beam you will like this beer.


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