Monday, September 2, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Allagash Curieux Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel

(11.0% ABV) Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter glass after a late night on the football pitch. Curieux poured a clear and deep gold color with a head composed of the purest white, tiniest bubbles we've ever seen in a beer -- more akin to shaving cream than anything else.
The beer smelled of ripe fruit up front: bananas, apples and lemon, mixed with some slight woodsy scent and a peppery smell as it lingered.

There's bourbon through and through this beer after the initial fruit taste wears off. Curieux is aggressively carbonated and tingles the tongue. The beer contains some slight heat on the finish as the alcohol makes itself apparent. It's not nearly as sweet as some other tripels, and very much to our liking. Curieux is a great beer from a great brewery: A

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