on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1243   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%

talon1117's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled August 2006. Pours an opaque, golden-orange color with a white, fairly small, fizzy but persistant head and nice but scattered lacing. Nose is bizarre but interesting; the JB note is apparent first but not overpowering, as if from a cocktail with bourbon. Other notes of light vanilla, tart lambic-esque notes, honey, light peach, and herbal notes. Flavor is nice as well but the bourbon flavors are more dominant with a good amount of sweet vanilla. Underlying notes of honey, light herbal bitterness, light tart peach notes, pepper, and even a coconut tinge as well. The oaken vanilla really complements the candi sugar notes of the tripel well with other flavors complementing nicely. Palate is great with a moderately full body, a soft carbonation, and a creamy, velvety texture with just the right amount of dryness from the herbal hops and the oak. Finishes fairly long and a bit dry with notes of vanilla, yeast, and light herbal (oregano, maybe?) with a lingering bourbon tinge. An interesting experiment to say the least; the vanilla notes really were accentuated with the other sweet notes and the oak went well with the other complementary flavors. The bourbon notes were a bit too dominant in the flavor which kept it from being great. Intriguing and certainly uniquely complex with an excellent palate and no noticable signs of alcohol at 11%. Not the best tripel I’ve had but certainly worth a try just for the uniqueness and innovativeness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (307) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle pour into tulip glass. Aroma is yeasty with oak and bourbon. Appearance is hazy gold, no sparkle, 1/2 finger width white foamy head with fair lacing. Taste is bourbon/oak, mildest underlying Belgian yeast and fruity esters. Palate is light with thin texture, no carbonation, finish is long oak and bourbon dominant. Overall, I’d appreciate it more if the oak and bourbon was a little less dominant that other aspects could shine through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (8691) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2015
On tap at the Saloon in Napa. Very slightly hazy, yellow pour with a sticky white head (I would finish this rating but BV is busy geeking out with the bartender about how amazing this is. #ratebeerwifeproblems - mrs bvery).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Saterman (1) - - OCT 31, 2015 does not count
The subtle flavor of bourbon comes through at the back end of every sip; a tiny bit citrusy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whiskeyrocks (77) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Best beer I?ve had. A triple aged in Jim beam Bourbon barrels. Could it get better?? Every thing you get in an amazing triple plus the sweet oak flavor of bourbon. You can smell it and you can taste it, and just the right blend. Love it!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoseheadTB (3) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
Allegash’s trippel is the tofu of US Belgian-style trippels, in that it takes the taste of whatever is brewed with it. In this case, Jim Beam oak with a Begian Trippel back. Crisp, aromatic, and expensive. One of the best beers in America, one that I have treated myself with on countless paydays. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Tap @ bells 30th, Aroma malts, citrus, orange, vanilla...taste is orange peel, yeast, bannana, oak, and vanilla, tart, very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (449) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Smells like fresh squeezed orange juice. Taste is similar, orange and spicy notes as well. No overpowering whiskey flavor that’s all too common in barrel aged beers. This is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gonzin (87) - ARGENTINA - SEP 6, 2015
Probada en Dive Bar, Upper west Side, Manhattan. Tripel estilo belga añejada en barriles de Jean Bean por 8 semanas. Predomina el sabor a whisky con toques de vainilla y coco. Excelente Tripel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (397) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet candy. Flavor actually has more spice from the yeast than sweetness from the bourbon barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Keg, The Gaff, Waltham Loads of coriander and clove and Jim Beam on aroma. Taste is lemons, coriander, clove, citrus zest and bourbon and oak. Super drinkable.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 125

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50