First brewed back in 2004, Curieux was our first foray into barrel aging. To make Curieux, we take our Tripel and let it age in bourbon barrels for seven weeks. Once that time is up, we take the beer out of our cold cellars and blend it back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting rich, golden ale features smooth notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon.
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3 finger white head (rocky and dese) that doesn't budge...excellent retention. Pale golden color with a slight haze and some poured sediment in suspension. Ample lacing.
Apple, yeast, and lots of spice. The barrel character isn't dominant but if you get your nose down in the bowl it's definitely there with a wet wood and light vanilla aroma. Stone fruit with grassy and noble hops.
Apricot and apple. Clove spice. Rich flavors in general with a bit of the vanilla and barrel coming in late.
Bright entry, light to medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Very lengthy off-dry finish with a faint but noticeable grassy hop mixed in.