Allagash "Curieux" Golden Ale aged in Bourbon Casks, Maine (12oz)

SKU #1367814 95 points Wine Enthusiast

 Curieux (French for curious) is a Belgian Tripel Ale aged in Jim Beam barrels for eight weeks. Introduced in 2004, this is the June 2010 bottling, for which 825 cases were produced. The nose is loaded with spice, citrus, banana and sour stone fruit with vanilla accents. Big and weighty in the mouth with a lush roundness provided by the elevated abv. While the alcohol is noticeable it’s balanced by peppery spice and Bourbon notes mingling with stone fruit flavors. The moderate effervescence lightens the intense profile, leading through to a clean but lingering finish.  (12/2010)

K&L Notes

Beer lovers know the name Allagash - one of the nation's top breweries. The Curieux is a new beer from them, the first in their Barrel Aged beer series. The Curieux is made by aging the Allagash Tripel Ale in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrels for eight weeks. With the time in oak, the beer undergoes a metamorphosis, picking up subtle coconut and vanilla nuances and a hint of bourbon flavor. After the beer is aged it's dosed like Champagne with fresh yeast and sugar to add natural carbonation and a remarkably fine bead. If you like beer, bourbon, Champagne or are just looking for something unique to drink tonight, tame your curiosity and try the Curieux.

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Alcohol Content (%): 11