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Monday, May 23, 2011

Beer Tasting Notes {Allagash Curieux}

The heavens hath opened...  On Thursday of last week, I met my hubby for a dinner date at The Shack in Sacramento (if you love beer and you haven't been, you haven't lived), and since the end of the world was supposed to be coming (ha!) I decided to indulge in a truly spectacular beer... on TAP no less!  Woo hoo!  I am definitely taking a bottle of this beer on my next camping trip.  This has just rocketed to #1 on my favorite beers list.  Hands down.  I truly don't see any other beer topping this one.

Allagash Curieux
This 11% ABV Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Style Tripel is truly heaven sent.  I watched at the bar as it poured a beautiful golden orange, with a fleeting foamy head.  The nose is filled with clove, light honey, sweet floral orange blossoms, Belgian yeast, and sunny grain and wheat fields on a hot summer day.  Yes, it is that complex and wonderful.  The flavor matches the amazing scent - with an added bonus of a faint bourbon alcohol heat surrounding your taste buds, but no where near overpowering them. 
Dear Allagash, I wish you were in California, not Maine, so I could come thank you in person for brewing this gem of a beer.  Cheers!


Photo taken with Vignette for Android, using "Vintage Summer" effect.

1 comment:

  1. OMG I really really wanna try this now. Allagash White is my favorite beer, but I have a feeling this may take it's place. Thanks for all the lovely info! Cheers -Jenny


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