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RATINGS: 1177   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%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/6/2013. Portion of a 750mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a cloudy light gold color betraying strong carbonation behind the hazy body. The head is a one finger white shade that retains itself nicely for 11%. Also, it never fully fades away. S: The bourbon influence is moderate here. It really comes across as oaky more than anything, though you do get subtle vanilla and coconut qualities in the aroma. The tripel qualities that pop up are very neutral - not really sweet, but not bitter smelling, either. T: Sweeter than the aroma. The base tripel comes through more strongly here, as well. Initially, thereís a neutral oaky tannin quality (which pops up in the finish as well), while most of the tripel flavors appear in the midtaste. Tons of candied sugar occupy the aforementioned middle of the palate. Finish is a combination of bread-like malt, spicy yeast, and oak tannins, while the bourbon contributes a subtle presence throughout. Iím amazed how well the booze is hidden given its dryness. While that disappointingly doesnít give it the dangerous drinkability it could have, it really gives it a sense of finesse. Sure, a sliiight heat is evident, but this isnít hot at all - if you told me this was 7%, I would have believed you completely. M: A bit heavy and sweet - but when the booze is hidden this well, it doesnít really matter. Dry at first, but the syrupy nature builds up after a while. Healthy carbonation tries to aid drinkability some, but the thick, sweet flavor renders this a slow sipper. O: I donít know if its better than La Fin Du Monde, but itís really damn good regardless. The booze is hidden (almost) so brilliantly I canít help but applaud - especially given its BA roots. Is it worth $18-20? Not really, there isnít quite enough Holy Shit Quotient in the flavors here. Then again, Iím not a massive fan of the style. Having said that, itís an excellent choice for those who love tripels and bourbon barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
944play (350) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Draft at Kennedyís SF. Hazy deep yellow with moderate fine foam and crazy lacing. Sweet maple and amaretto nearly eclipses sharper citrus and green herb. Flavors tend more yeast-driven than the barrel-derived aromas, with esters plumbing the banana, tropical, and bubble gum depths. Sweet but thin, and profoundly intoxicating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5653-20130816] Bottle. Mild wood barrel notes in the aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Mild bourbon-soaked wood flavour. Full body. Good, mild. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (204) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
March 2014 bottling. Pours a hazy yellow with a medium sized white sudsy head. Aroma of sweet malts, wood, bourbon, sugar, caramel. Taste follows the nose with some vanilla in it. Medium body, solid carb, and decent bitterness mixed with the sweetness. Overall decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big yeast aroma and flavor. Nice tripel flavors. I was impressed with the barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap at Burial Brewing in Asheville, this pours a hazy golden into the glass, with a wispy head that leaves light soap lacing. The nose has esters and melon. Flavors of yeasty esters, melon, honey, light alcohol and Candi sugars, finishing with a curt touch of whiskey bite. The body is full and feels substantial in the mouth. An interesting take on the tripel, indeed, but it works. Big brew here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
this was ok, but it didnt really do a whole lot for me. decent spiciness, but otherwise kinda meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (115) - - AUG 31, 2014
Bottled. Pale golden color. White head, noticeable lacing. Aroma is surprisingly sour with an oaky character. Flavor is banana, clove, vanilla oaky quality really shines through. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft. Hazy yellow. Big vanilla notes and bourbon with spice and oak. Rich alcohol on the finish. A very complex tripel with a lot of barrel character. First time I've had this on tap. Wow! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kirk36 (133) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Oh my good god amazing! They know beer! A triple aged in bourbon! Whole shit good! It sneaks up on you and fucks you up! Smooth and slightly bourbon more triple! But that's all right. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (1607) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Low on flavour, sticky sugars, alcohol, vanilla, light wood. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. At bit watery and uninteresting despite the barrel ageing. The finish is hot and raw.

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