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RATINGS: 1264   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%


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
Bottled: Golden coloured. Hazy Off white dense head. Fat sweet malty fruit aroma. Has some underlaying grape notes. the maltyness carries on into the flavour. The barrels really comes to their right. Has some alcohol notes, but its very well hidden. Has a good full sweetness. Might be a bit old, but it really is a beauty. Alcohol on the lips in the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6281) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 I am not overly familiar with this brewer. This is the 12/2004 batch. Sampled from a 750 ml bottle this beer poured a very cloudy medium golden color with a medium sized soapy white head that faded quickly. The aroma is pure bourbon and honey. The flavor is dominated with sweet honey followed by a rather strong alcohol burn and the definite flavor of alcohol. Overall the beer tastes remarkably like Wild Turkey Honey Liquor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Botted July 2005: Whisky, wood, and orange peel aromas; sweet, fruity flavor with hints of peaches and pears, maybe some vanilla; very slight oak and bourbon notes; spicy and herbal hoppiness in the finish; slick body somewhat on the heavy side; hot alcoholic burn. The tripel, a superior beverage. does not get better with this treatment.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
deKooning (3) - USA - JAN 13, 2006 does not count
Beer with the bourbon, bourbon with the beer. This phenomenon of stashing beer in bourbon barrels does not always leave me wanting more -- Weyerbacher’s Heresy, for instance -- but this one works. There are profound notes of cognac and single malt scotch. Leather, mango, even malted cork give this elixir an ethereal nose. Inhale it or drink it? Inhale it or drink it... Do both. Trust me, good ol’ James Beam NEVER got his bourbon as right as Allagash got this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2006
October 2004 bottle from Dorwart. Initial findings on this pour was that it would be something special. Beautiful pour with a nice frothy head. Good aroma of banana, vanilla, that all-to-familiar Allagash yeast strain and a well balanced bourbon aroma. Even the flavor was nice, vanilla, more banana, some faint spices ... almost like a sugar cookie. As it warmed, the bourbon started to muscle to the fore and take over. By the end of the glass, it still tasted like a sugar cookie, but more like a sugar cookie dunked in Jim Beam. At the very end, I swear I got a little whiff of cooked celery. I guess it’s pretty good, just a little hot, and that’s after aging it an additional 15 months. Hmmmmmm.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber color with al arge creamy off-white head that was lasting and had good lacing. Heavy hoppy , pine and cask aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate bitter and soft bourban flavor with an average light finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Hazy blonde ale with a thick off-white head. Nice malty aroma with strong oregano notes. Sweet malts with oregano and other savoury spices. Rich and lingering alcohol warmth. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
I wasn’t feeling this one. I couldn’t taste or smell bourbon or wood until it got very warm. Just another thickly sweet Belgian Strong. If you’re going to say triple on the label, give me a triple. Too much body here for how I like my triples. Perhaps I was in a bad mood and should re-rate at a later date, but for $15 a bottle I won’t be buying any more soon. Still, high quality to be sure, and a valued effort at an interesting brewer’s twist.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2006
(750 ml bottle, bottled July ’05, 11% ABV) Pours cloudy orangish-yellow. Thin fizzy white head holds firm, especially deeper into bottle. Aroma: mixture of vanilla, wood and alcohol. Fine white lacing on sides of tulip. Mouthfeel smooth and full. Taste: alcohol right off the bat and right on through, cloaked in a pleasant veneer of vanilla, whisky and cherries. I was feeling a buzz off this almost right away. This one grew on me with each sip, as its character continued to develop. Very fine stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Poured golden with practically no head. A bit of a let down in terms of the presentation. Aromas of banana, vanilla. white wine, courant and oak. Did I mention there was oak? Good because there was shit loads of it. Taste was dominated by the oak. That was terrific but it was overpowering. Really smooth mouthfeel with very well hidden alcohol. An impressive beer but not one I would seek out regularly. Good for bringing in the New Year. Happy New year.


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