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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common - Local Option

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common
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88
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10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 123
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 2.19%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-13-2012

Dark sour ale partially aged on American oak and partially on fresh bourbon barrels, then blended.
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 123
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Had on tap at the Happy Gnome
L: Brilliant dark brown under a thin light tan foam collar.
S: Tart and faint chocolate, citrus.
T: lemony tart, acidic, dry, no roast or bitterness, hints of cherry, bourbon, vanilla, oak
F: Medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: A very interesting bourbon barrel aged wild ale that is easy to drink. (338 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.

Dark reddish-brown body; clear with a thin head that soon reduced to a ring.

I had a typical reaction to this wild ale in that the aroma was a bit unappealing in some respects, but the BBL aging certainly improved this. The flavor was good, nicely complex and not too funky, with limited BBL effects A bit tart and lightly fruity, Near full bodied with light carbonation.

O: Exceptionally interesting brew. . (458 characters)

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On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin brown head consisting of very large bubbles; these died down and eventually completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruit are present in the nose—blackberries seem to stand out in particular—along with hints of bourbon from the barrel aging. The smell of bourbon becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a light to moderate amount of sourness—like the smell, the bourbon flavors become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting combination of sour and bourbon flavors. I thought that this beer would have been better if there was more carbonation and the taste was more balanced. (827 characters)

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Kentucky Common from Local Option
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.