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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,575 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1575
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.98%


Brewed by:
Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.19% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale is aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after dinner drink.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004)
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at The BBC in Norwood.

A- Pours a caramel color with minimal head. Quite frankly, it looks like fizzy bourbon.

S- Bourbon just dominates the nose. A little bit of wood in there and some pungent alcohol. Some caramel and molasses lie deep with there.

T- The bourbon is pretty well integrated with the smooth oak. Almost has a caramel/ buttery after taste. The alcohol is fairly hidden.

M- Lighter bodied but very smooth. No real feel of carbonation and not even any burn from the alcohol.

D- This one goes down smoothly but if you aren't a fan of bourbon, you will not enjoy this. I would call this a cheap bourbon alternative.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 21:22:13 | More by ExtraStout
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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: The color is somewhere between DIPA-orange and Barleywine mahogany with a quickly dissipating head. Half the surface of the beer ends up covered in an exceptionally thin layer of off-white foam.

SMELL: A little boozy, with vanilla and oak aromas. Not as strong as I would have expected, but pleasant.

TASTE: Caramel provides all of the backbone to this beer, but the bourbon flavors all come through as well. There's a touch of oak, a bit more vanilla and a good dose of boozy heat.

MOUTHFEEL: Lighter in body than any other Bourbon Barrel brew I've ever had, but still at least medium to big. The carbonation is light and there is a slight stickiness.

OVERALL: Solid beer and a nice change of pace from typical Bourbon stouts (although I truly love a Bourbon stout too). This would make an excellent 4th course in a 5-course beer dinner, especially with a nice steak dish.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 05:14:01 | More by StoneTSR
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Bakerhead1979

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-16-2014 04:13:20 | More by Bakerhead1979
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

04-15-2014 03:30:15 | More by Localdrinklax
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2014 20:37:11 | More by Hughdevdev
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-14-2014 04:07:49 | More by callmeoz
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Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2014 23:59:38 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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xdtfx

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-13-2014 23:02:34 | More by xdtfx
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-13-2014 22:34:13 | More by Dave_Treat
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Getalegup

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2014 22:18:24 | More by Getalegup
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

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SinHippie

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

04-10-2014 22:53:26 | More by SinHippie
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Abra

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very clear amber/burnt orange color with a decent head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is very sweet picking up on the bourbon, vanilla, and caramel.

Taste is dominantly vanilla with the bourbon picking up towards the end leaving a warm finish. Very smooth. However, the taste doesn't linger and there isn't much depth, which I think really would've made it shine.

Overall, the bourbon gives it a very nice taste and aroma, but the mouthfeel is significantly lacking. It would've made all the difference.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 20:56:12 | More by Abra
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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-09-2014 17:48:37 | More by MikeC144
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Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Indiana

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Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-06-2014 05:27:18 | More by ThaHealer
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-06-2014 03:12:23 | More by lionnusmb
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-06-2014 01:41:48 | More by Pens1967
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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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