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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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James Bean is our bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added. We use coffee from www.mattscoffee.com right here in Maine. Released January 2013.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
The aroma is smooth coffee, hazelnuts. The appearance is slightly hazy yellow/orange, white head. The flavor is strongly coffee, hazelnut. The finish is just like the flavor. I couldn’t get past the coffee or the hazelnut flavors to find anything else. Still, I enjoyed this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Hazelnuts, coffee, and peaches. I have no idea what just happened.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draft at barcade during their anniversary party. Pours a glowing hazy orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is pepper and coffee, strange but nice Mouthfeel is medium with notes of coffee, fruit, citrus, spice and peppers. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
tap Barcade: This beer deserves a category all on its own. Pour is peach toned. The nose is hazelnuts, peanuts, green coffee and some pepper. Taste is sweet with light coffee, peanut butter and caramel. Smooth, creamy body. Coffee, nutty overtones. hardly any belgian flavors to speak of. Odd but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at Barcade. Very little coffee influence. Mid orange pour. Big, yeasty nose, a little vanilla latte. Full, mid-sweet body, oak, bubblegum, with coffee in the midbody. Surprisingly quaffable. Coffee is light but balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2264) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a hazy straw, small bubbly head. Nose and flavor are strange and don’t quite work with me, with strange coffee notes interfering with the Curieux concept of barrel-aged tripel. The lovely combination of bread, stone fruit, and tannins are masked by a bitter espresso character. Not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Murky orange gold color, small white edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of intense freshly roasted coffee beans. Taste is smooth coffee, vanilla, straw, pineapple. Coffee and whiskey, and interesting mix.


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