Perhaps, smooth is not an adjective used to describe beer. True or not, Allagash Curieux Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels is smooth, just like the vocal stylings of R&B songstress Anita Baker. It's bottled like a hard core spirit. So, we check the nose and do not notice anything remarkable.
We do a slow sip, so that we may report our findings. We notice nothing.
Then, we swallow.
"Ooohh! Nutty. Nice." We say out loud to a cat who ignores us, as usual.
Allagash Curieux Ale is really good.
You may try Curieux for yourself and if you do, you will find it here for $18.99 (750 ML).
Aged in Bourbon barrels bringing out excellent aromas and some delicious flavors! Most notably, the beer picks up soft coconut and vanilla characteristics...and also a hint of bourbon flavor! ABV: 11.00%
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