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RATINGS: 1280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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%

MichaelLawrie's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAR 22, 2012
On tap. A wonderful, intensely flavoured tripel. Spicy with grassy, citrus and yeasty notes and a hint of barrel character. Well balanced for the style; slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Oak, muted bourbon, hint of sour, caramel, malts, yeast...so smooth Adjunct: Aroma of bourbon, wood, carrot, apple cider, light sweet yeast; as I said before, so smooth, silky, and a bit boozy, but not what would be expected for this ABV; clear, but not crystal, light amber with a frothy white head that falls pretty quickly to a thin white ring, with active effervescence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (238) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
Une bière blonde orangée, avec une belle mousse, et un peu d’effervescence. Au nez, on sent beaucoup la levure, qui me rappelle un peu celle des saisons belges, plus qu’une triple. On a une sensation d’alcool également, qu’on attribue sans doute au vieillissement en barriques. En bouche, on retrouve la base de triple assez sucrée, intéressante, avec vraiment un arriere-goût sucré qui me rappelle le sirop d’érable. J’attribue sans doute cette présence sucrée au bourbon. L’alcool, pour une bière à 11%, me semble tout à fait inexistant, la rendant impressionnante à ce chapitre. La bière n’est pas tout à fait complexe, mais est une réussite pour sur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Booga (82) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Great stuff. Light golden opaque, 2 finger head. Lively carbonation. Barrrels are not strong in the aroma but add a nice complexity to an already great flavor. As far as tripels go, I would put the base beer up against any of them. This version ups the ante for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle with a pillowy white head. Aroma of green apple and vanilla. Flavor adds a surprising coconut note into the mix. A heavy-hitter with some alcohol burn, but mostly this is a creamy beer with a big mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Sample at Bob’s Bar during the "Mike Langley GTFO of Columbus Bottle Share" on 08/29/2016. The beer pours a clear pale golden color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, bourbon and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, oaky vanilla, fruity yeast and malt. The finish is mildly boozy with a bourbon and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2016
On tap at Chickies and Pete’s on Packer Ave. this one is all Belgian followed by all bourbon, so much so I couldn’t get past the bourbon, but I’m not down on an 11% beer and I did drink 5 of them, so hope that helps you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 27, 2016
Draft. Pours a hazy goldenish color. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeasty, sweetness, and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler6 (128) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Bottled February 2016. The vanilla, banana, coconut and clove aromas are consistent from pour to swallow and the 11% alcohol is warming and well hidden; kudos. A bit sweet but it finishes abruptly and cleanly. True to the style there is a bubbly light mouthfeel however there is slightly soapy texture (if you were a kid back in the day and you said something you weren’t supposed to, you know what I mean). Excellent but a bit expensive. Next time I think I will pair it with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (221) - - AUG 10, 2016
8 oz draft. Slightly hazy orange color with a very small bubbly white head. Aromas of funk, spice, yeast, a hint of alcohol, various fruits. Banana and apricot, spices, peppery, a bit of bourbon on the finish. Medium body, effervescent and slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2016
Slightly hazy pale color with white head. Aroma is floral and perfumey with a touch of bourbon. Taste starts like a typical Belgian tripel, yeasty and sweet but on the aftertaste you get the bourbon barrel. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad at all but I think the flavors don’t combine as well as expected.

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