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RATINGS: 1220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2015
Tap at some queens bar. Nose is sweet bourbon and yeast. Tastes of Jim beam, yeast, red fruit, bready, slight booze. Smooth palate. Quite delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickReallyBrew (55) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
As close to perfect as you can get. I figured this brew to be a quad or Belgian Strong Ale. Very rich and complex flavor and high end of the spectrum malt / gravity experience and mouth feel. This is a tremendous blonde strong ale with a sophisticated complexity created by layering in oak whiskey barrels. One of my favorites all time!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (488) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Smell is mild bourbon, Belgian yeast, and some mineral. Taste is the same with a good amount of malt and some dryness at the end. Medium body and carbonation with mild foam.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerIsMyGod (17) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2015
Wonder bourbon and smoked wood in the nose. Slightly yeasty with strong bourbon and wood flavors. Wonderful stuff. Must. Buy. More.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (434) - - APR 3, 2015
Medium amber, cloudy, dense lace. Full body, delicate but assertive flavors, rich mouthfeel, long palate. Moderately sweet and bitter, enough acidity. Fruity, orange juice, yeasty. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Sweet, sugary citrus hovers above complex but understated bourbon and vanilla notes as this brew lingers on a creamy oak note. Heat doesnít show through at all, but this lingers with some overwhelming sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
connor0415 (47) - - MAR 20, 2015
Bourbon barrel is faintly present in this beer but it seems to work well. You get a bit of coconut and vanilla in the smell along with the standard tripel aroma of belgian yeast, bready malts, bananna and a hint of citrus. Tastes of coconut, bananna, yeasty flavors and some dry maltiness. Good carbonation, you get a bit of the barrel in the finish but otherwise itís dry. Great beer, the barrel has a small presence in the taste but it really makes the rest of the beer shine, most of the time the bourbon cloaks the characteristics of the base beer but in the case of this it really seems to enhance some of the sweeter flavors

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch (154) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2015
From 750ml, bottled May 30, 2014. 11% ABV, poured into 12oz Belgian tulip glass

Aroma: Big oak, a little funk. slight sweetness

Appearance: golden/orange, hazy, white head

Taste: light sour, medium sweet, medium bitter

Palate: light body, lingering bourbon/sweet/bitter finish

Overall: Not bad for a barrel aged beer. The bourbon isnít overpowering, but itís still present. Iím not a fan of bourbon barrel beer that tastes like bourbon, but this is really smooth and nice. A tad sweet. The aroma is very powerful oak. You can really taste their tripel underneath with itís belgiany spices.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngbaker05 (8) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Poured into pint glass. Nice color. Aroma was faint of sweet alcohol. Definitely recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Golden pour 1 finger white head. Aroma is bourbon, bread, plum, clove and Belgium yeast. Taste is malts, plum, raisin, spice and some caramel. Complex and thicker mouth feel. Bourbon and sweetness are little strong. Overall pretty solid beer. I?m sure aging would make this even better.


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