Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #51 (April 2011):
The pale amber color and sufficient lacing does not tell much of a story, even though it’s a great-looking beer. At first sniff, the nose is filled with barrel juice from the freshly used bourbon barrels—fusel with sweet vanilla and oak. Has the body of a well-attenuated ale, though there’s warmth from the aggressive alcohol. Hopping is modest at best; the dryness and high level of alcohol seem to balance this beer out. Boozy with fresh bourbon flavors from start to finish. Any sweetness seems to come from the feigned direction of the bourbon as it throws down that vanilla flavor. Some graininess within to remind us that this is a beer. Drinking this one slow. Definitely sets itself apart from all other bourbon barrel aged beers, which makes it a must-try.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2011 01:19:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Thanks to clvand0 for the sample ...
A- Mild haze off of a deep golden hue, thin lacing from a light carbonation.
S- WOW!! Big hit of bourbon in the aroma, sweet vanilla, alcoholic and woody.
T- Upfront malt sweetness melds perfectly with the thick layer of bourbon flavor, mild hopping shows a modest but balancing bitterness. Both vanilla and wood are all over the palate with a warming alcohol from the 7.0% abv.
M- A tad too under-carbonated for my liking but it does not really take away from the beer that much. Nice and creamy though.
D- Sipping and sipping only ... I could only see having one glass in a sitting.
Serving type: growler
07-12-2005 19:03:18 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A. It has a clear, copper color with a small white head and limited lacing. There are bubbles surrounding the glass that pop up to the top from time to time.
S. There is certainly a bourbon scent there. Heavy alcohol.
T/M. It has a refreshing kick to it. A slight bourbon taste, heavy malt and grape taste. Full bodied with a long finish. A very mild bitter kick.
O. It's got a nice, smooth taste, but the flavor isn't as bold as I might have been hoping for.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 19:28:57 | More by Amalak
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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