DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks kerenmk. Bottled 1/14. 11%. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, cookies, fruitiness, malt, caramel, and an alcohol note. Sweet flavor with bourbon, vanilla, some fruitiness, caramel, a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied, rounded. Nice.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml $20): Light golden with white head. Sweet aroma with light bourbon. Medium carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet tripel. Yes.
davidm (2057) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aromas of apples, dough, honey. Taste is sweet with subtle tartness. Very enjoyable.
Slubgob (297) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden, lingering white head. Sweet nose, Iíll accept the suggestion that itís bourbon, otherwise Iíd suggest itís high alcohol malt sweetness. Easy in the mouth, bourbon predominates. Low to moderate carbonation. Finishes a bit sweet, bare hops. Essentially, it comes off as a boiler maker made with good ingredients.
shawnmurphy (13) - Plattsburgh, USA - FEB 7, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am in love (lust, perhaps) with this beer. While I havenít kept track, Iíve probably sampled by now beers from around the world numbering in the thousands. And as it currently stands, Curieux is my personal favorite. If I could easily afford to drink this nightly, I would. What do I like about it? Everything! It pours a golden-orange color, leaving a mid-sized creamy head that leaves behind a gorgeous Belgian lace. The aroma is of a tantalizing Belgium-meets-Kentucky essence, making one very curious to discover what Curieux tastes like on the tongue. And how does it taste? Luscious!!! There is a creamy texture to it that lingers on the tongue. You taste a smokiness from the bourbon barrel aging and the exquisite harmony and balance of the malt and hops of this tripel from what has been one of the best (perhaps THE best) brewer of Belgian beers outside of Belgium. I feel like I am drinking an Old Fashioned made with high-end bourbon and at the same time Iím drinking a Duvel-level brew. I taste white pepper, coconut, blood orange, butter-and-brown-suga- glazed bananas with pecans, and a lingering oaky tobacco smokiness -- all hitting my tastebuds in the right degree. On second thought, I lust for this beer.
Underdogs88 (321) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pepper, orange, notes of banana and oak is present but not overpowering. Appearance is a cloudy yellow with a white head. Flavor has notes of lemon and light pepper. Bourbon flavor is present and balanced with the beer. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Overall, it's a well balance bourbon barrel aged tripel.
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Ctplt777 (474) - - JAN 17, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was worth every penny I spent to have it on draft. I donít think Iíve enjoyed a beer this much in a while. It was like a re-awakening for me. Thereís an undeniable bourbon aroma first and foremost. It sweet, smokey, full of vanilla, banana and clove. Super aromatic and delicious. Taste is a big punch of bourbon, pipe tobacco, clove, banana, and oak. The whole beer is very well balanced and everything works in perfect harmony. Nothing overpowers or takes away from anything else. I really enjoyed this, and would not hesitate to pick up a bottle every once in a while for a special occasion. Definitely recommended. Cheers!
kingaugusta (192) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy blonde with a quick white head. nose is all oak and whiskey with just a hint of sweetness. whiskey comes out strong on the front and fades to a more familiar tripel sweetness.
Barreras (1506) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color wIth a bourbon beer aroma. Taste is dry, with a light sweetness, almost a dissolved sugary flavor which hid the alcohol content well. Dry finish and aftertaste, the bourbon barrel flavor subtly mixed well with a good flavored triple.
trevor211 (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Significantly boozy flavor over a thick tripel. Counters the sticky sweetness well. Keeps it dry. Nice.