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Old 01-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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This is a GREAT Beer..........

Allagash Curieux (Aged 8 weeks in used Jim Beam Bourbon barrels)

So fare this is my favorite beer of all time (a far 2nd is Shipyard Pumpkin Ale),

It's a bourbon flavored ale. It isn't cheap but it is worth it for special occasions (like tonight).

From Allagash:
"In October of 2004, we released the first beer in our series of Barrel Aged beers, Allagash Curieux. To make the Curieux (French for "curious"), we age our Tripel Ale in Jim Beam barrels for 8 weeks in our cellar. During the aging process in bourbon barrels, the beer is totally transformed, and many new flavors and aromas develop. Most notably, the beer picks up soft coconut and vanilla characteristics with a hint of bourbon flavor!
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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Alchol content 5 or greater?
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i like anything pumpkin
so if there's an ale made from it
i will be trying it...

but i'll be having it MID day
so i won't snore on it
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I like a lot of the Allagash beers. Was on an Allagash Black kick for a little while.
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If its a tripel its way more than 5% ABV. My guess is double that , maybe more. Say 10 to 12. Now to me , a beverage that is made so strong then ages in boubon casks is no longer a beer. just cause a beer company makes it does not mean its a beer IMO. To me its a Barley Wine.

It does sound good though!

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It's 11%

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If its a tripel its way more than 5% ABV. My guess is double that , maybe more. Say 10 to 12. Now to me , a beverage that is made so strong then ages in boubon casks is no longer a beer. just cause a beer company makes it does not mean its a beer IMO. To me its a Barley Wine.

It does sound good though!
Oh, it's a beer, not close to a barley wine. You need to try it.

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Let me word it differently. All barley wines are "beers". However , something with that much alchohol and being aged in the bourbon casks a long time is going to pick up a taste profile that I would described as wine like.

One big factor would be its final gravity. i looked up the beer site that shows it has an initial gravity of 1.080. This doesn't make any sense if the ABV is 11%. ABV= OG-FG/8.06 or more easily estimated as , the gravity drop times 1.25 so its hard to get to 11% if the OG is just 1.080. it gets tricky at very high ABV levels because the alc has a SG lower than water (water being 1.00 ). Maybe they leave a little bourbon in those barrels. That would explain the ABV vs Gravity problem.

Anyway , I can't fingure the FG based on the data provided but what is shown , if accurate would in fact push it away from the high FG that is normally characteristic of Barley wine. In plain english , the data agrees with you that its a Beer Beer , not a barley wine beer. To me though the flavor profile is what makes it winey.

Hope you followed all that.

I see its a corked bottle like Chimay, Fin Du Monde, etc. That's cool! How much $ is it for a bottle and what size is the bottle?

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Wow, you know your stuff! Yea, too me it does taste like more of a beer, beer than a Barley Wine Beer but that doesn't mean it isn't scientifically a Barley Wine. It's a 750ML bottle. It is very pricey (similar to mid level wine) I was getting it at Blanchards in Marshfield for $14 a bottle but if you bought a case (which I did) they took off 15%. I also was on business in Portland ME and stopped at their brewery, they sold it for the same price as Blanchards. The bad news is when I was in Blanchards last, the price was $17 a bottle!!! That's a bit overboard for me.
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i like anything pumpkin
so if there's an ale made from it
i will be trying it...

but i'll be having it MID day
so i won't snore on it
In the fall try Shipyard Pumpkin Head Ale. My favorite by far out of all the Pumpkins I've tried.
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No thanks. I'll stick to my 16oz Ganestts.

Got to go grab another one now.....
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No thanks. I'll stick to my 16oz Ganestts.

Got to go grab another one now.....
I posted about this one becasue it's special but believe me, I love them all. Miller Light to the Fancy stuff like this. "Yuppy" stuff as Niko would say............

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Wow, $14-$17!! That is steep. Definitely for Special Occasions only.

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