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RATINGS: 1195   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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3.7
   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Optimatorjoe (5) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Maybe the best bourbon barrel aged beer I've tasted. My favorite Allagash beer so far. Strong but excellent taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidWoodruff (393) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Hazy orange color. Wood, citrus and alcohol in the aroma. Full bodied. Malty, boozy and buttery. Great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (277) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Great tasting bourban barrel aged ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (205) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden brown with a large creamy white head. Oak and bourbon aroma. Smooth medium body. Bourbon and no flavor, but not an overly strong alcohol taste for the percentage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1361) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On draft at Yardhouse in Dedham. Good, cloudy light orange color with a frothy white head. Oaky aromas and flavors. Some fruity sweetness. Very tasty. I wish it wasnít so expensive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Hadnít had this beer in a long while but boy is it good. The tripel and the bourbon really play well together. Still light and lively but with solid coconut and oak notes throughout. Just fun.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1636) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKeyís Allagash 5th Anniversary event. Hazy golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of bourbon and spices. Tastes of bourbon, herbs, spices, citrus. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3651) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Thanks to Colin. Orange / golden coloured pour with a mid haze, with a loose white head. Aroma is hot alcohol and caramel, wheaty, light spices. Perhaps past its best. Flavour is composed of, caramel, wheaty grains, warming alcohol, spices, cinamon and some hot alcohol. Palate is semi full body, highish carbonation. semi sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2994) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Man. Hitting the lottery on beer picks today. Another fantastic one. Orange foggy pour from 22oz bottle at home. Vanilla and lemon aroma. Sweet honey candy and slight bourbon taste. A ton going on in this beer. So good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"2008? pours with a nice, white, fluffy head. typical belgian aroma, but there is something more. canít taste the oak, but itís a very melow, yet very complex nose and flavor. I liked it quite a bit. Others were expecting more for the price. 2011 release more bourbon and oak, a little sweeter...still awesome."


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