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RATINGS: 1215   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 í04 bottles labeled as 11% ABV. Previous vintages at 9.5%

   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 doesnít contribute that much. Perhaps, with time it will mellow out, but this fresh bottle seems to be a little harsh and unbalanced.

   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 Kahnís 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.

   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!

   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.

   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! Iím just going to leave it at that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2006
February 2006 bottling. Clear golden body with no head and sparse bubbles. Sweet, treacly nose full of caramel, coconut, sweet apples, honey, whole grains, fresh dough and luckily, a conspicuous absense of bourbon. The spicy yeast, fruity esters and lively carbonation are all gone, which takes away a lot from this. The body is thick and full with little carbonation that leaves a bit of a sweet film in the mouth. More sweetness in the flavor, with a bit more woody, barrel-aged character of vanilla, coconut and oak to go with the honey, sweet apples and caramel. Itís a real bummer the way this seems almost complete void of all "tripel" characteristics. I know the bourbon-barrel thing is all the rage, but itís disappointing to find a world-class beer stripped of what makes it good, turned damn-near cloyingly sweet and labeled special. I tend to love Allagash beers, but definitely not this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Well-hazed golden with a fluffy white head that hangs around for a short while. Fruit cocktail and apple aroma with a ton of alcohol stimulates memories of underage drinking at weddings and proms... and nubile young ladies intoxicated on fruity, boozy drinks. Flavor slaps down the fun several notches with an overpowering essence of Southern Comfort... a whisky/liqueur that brings to mind puking my guts out on the quad followed by gorilla-sized hangovers. I found Allagash Tripel to be purely mediocre, but sticking it in a barrel creates a truly atrocious concoction.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
Tipsy had been restraining himself from drinking this since Christmas. Head is gone before you put the bottle down. Bourbon and pepper aroma. Bourbon like flavour with some residual maple or vanilla flavour. Oily body. Liqueur-like but restrained alcohol. Weird and unique. Tastes like the Tripel flavour is reduced to allow the bourbon to come through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2006
(Bottle) June 2006 Version. Sampled at the Brewery. Iíve had a bottle of the 2005 version of this beer in my cupboard (cellar) for months and finally got to try the new version at Allagash. The smell is sweet and alcoholic, which matches its rich complex potent taste. The color is pale, almost like a chardonay. The bourbon is noticeable with the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
(October 2005)vanilla nose with pepper. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow, thin head. Complex flavour with bourbon, hops, sweetness. Dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Interesting.

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