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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennrudy (6) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2016 does not count
750 ml bottle in a glass. Aroma toast, roasty, coffee. Appearance hazy, orange with medium head. Taste is more bourbon, but not overpowering. Overall a tasty sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5967) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Draft at Arlington. Poured a hazed orangey amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of cold coffee, barrel, hint of bourbon, chocolate, toast. Flavor is a litle more bourbny along with some grains. Fuller body, heat throughlut but just average lingering on the aftertaste itself.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2016
750ml bottle in a plastic cup. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of coffee, some light bourbon and oak, pale and caramel malts, and some light notes of Belgian yeast. Flavor the same with a decent blend. The sweet beer and coffee and (light) bourbon barrel notes dont really blend perfectly. Average texture. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10346) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
750 cc from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy copper with fluffy, white head. Nose is coffee, florals, malt, yeast. Tastes floral, hoppy, with notes of coffee, yeast, and some spice. Complex finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike67 (1158) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Alcohol, caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla and coffee fill the mouth. Finish is long and peppery. Very nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (2082) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Tap at Harrys Hofbrau in San Jose. Coffee grinds dominate aroma. Hazy golden-orange with moderate white head that lingers as a creamy ring. Taste is astringent coffee and bakers chocolate. Thinish mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RLiddell (129) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rich golden color with very little head and moderate lacing. Nose is coffee, surprisingly, because the beer is so light in color. The nose also has some very nice bourbon notes. Taste is very rich, coffee and bourbon. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (751) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours hazy golden with a one finger head, This is a weird one but very good. Aroma of coffee, Belgian funk, and cracker malts. Taste is a really nice herbal saison with coffee notes. And the golden color is deceptive. Medium body, really tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Slight haze to an amber pour. Small off white head. Little lacing. Aroma of coffee and yeast. Taste is a dry alcoholic yeasty coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1798) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Pours a burnt golden color with a white head. Coffee, caramel, toffee, biscuit, floral, molasses and bourbon aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a coffee, molasses, caramel and bourbon finish.


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