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RATINGS: 1303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
750ml. bottle. Hazy golden/orange color with a small off white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, sweet malt and raisins. Sweet, malty flavor with notes of bourbon, vanilla, dried fruits and a warming alcoholic finish. Not a fan of bourbon, but this is a very well made beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2006
From a 750ml. caged cork brown bottle with pouring instructions on the lower right side of the front label and bottling date, December 04, cases bottled, 340 and 11% ABV info in the center of front label. Made a good appearance, poured a cloudy golden hued orange with a foamy white head that settled into a fizzy, bubbly lacing, good carbonation. Had a tropical fruity and woody nose with whiffs of sweet spicy alcohol. A crisp, smooth medium bodied mouth feel, above average drinkability. Sweet tropical sour fruity with a bourbon woody character, delightfully light in its bourbon barrel flavor, a mild spicy hop bitterness, a subtle alcoholic warmth in the palate and a dry, sharp tropical fruity finish. This is, in my opinion, a great Tripel from Allagash, tasty and biting, a complete pleasure to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2006
No head. Body is light cloudy yellow, glowing. Aroma is honey, vinous tones, some floral hops make it very nice. Taste is alcohol, lemon, bitter and grassy hops. More vinous flavors. Clean finish with subtle hints of bourbon. I was impressed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
Pale Yellow-orange; some transparant head. Beautiful Bourbon nose, but restrainded to a very good balance with subtle spicyness and chalk. Sweet, vinous & alcoholic, malty despite the lagering, serious punch. ROB, ths is what you shouldve brought to Belgium. This is something to challenge the best of Belgium with. Powerful, burning, punch and yet not agressive MF. Im impressed. WOW. This is by far the best Ive had from Allagash. Despite the Bourbon influence, it is definitely complex in a layered way.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver in Somerville, NJ. This one pours turbid dark straw/orangish gold in color with a frothy, 2-finger head. The aroma is dark fruity and very hopcitric, with some spicy cobwebby floral notes and an undercurrent of oaky bourbony fruits. Intense, complex aroma. The taste is fruity and hopcitric at first, and gets spicy and floral as it warms. The fruit and citrus remain throughout, but the bourbon element becomes more pronounced as it warms. The palate is lively and complex. This is a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2006
Sample at the 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer pours a hazy light-to-medium gold color with a small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma is lightly malty with notes of toasted grain and caramel; hoppy with traces of herbs and light notes of lemon; yeasty with light notes of barnyard and horseblanet; light miscellaneous notes of banana and clove, moderate notes of spicy alcohol and heavy notes of oak. The net effect is kind of like a spicy fruitcake aromayum! The flavor was heaily sweet, lightly bitter with a lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. The body was full, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively with a moderate-to-heavy alcoholic feel in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2692) - California, USA - APR 14, 2006
Hazy golden body with a moderate head. Aroma was oaked with notes of various fruits. Flavor is the same, very smooth from the oak aging... but the oak character dominates everything else. It lost a lot of its character, but youd never guess 11% either. Good, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 2006. nice head strange brew inded. bourbon taste not overwelming the belgian taste it has going on, almost a cider taste to it with its sweetness and color

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 2008-05-30, bottled November 2006, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Cloudy blond color. Both aroma and flavor have a touch of oaky and smokey vanilla; medium sweet flavor, that combines well with the barrel. Excellent.

2006-01-27, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Hazy blond color. Nice vanilla aroma. Quite malty taste, some alcohol warmth, good vanilla touch Very well brewed. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2006
Aroma:soap,yeast,wheat and vanilla oak..... Appearance:hazy golden,light head... Flavor:Soap,wheat,alcohol,oak.......


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