Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Reviews by masterbruewer:
3.56/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden brown, plenty of head.
Smell has hints of earthy bourbon flavor,
Interesting blend of flavor. The bourbon taste is stronger than I expected, but settles in fairly well.
Mouthfeel is unremarkable.
In fairness, I'm not a big fan of any "flavored" beer, be it cherry, pumpkin or bourbon. I tried to factor that in to my opinion. That said, it wasn't bad. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now and revisit later when I'm more familiar with the style.
If you like bourbon or flavored beer, it's worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2013 20:34:12 | More by masterbruewer
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4.01/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours amber with absolutely no head. Aroma is nice and oaky, soft bourbon presence, vanilla, and a tease of some toffee. Aroma is nice but I wish it could have had a touch more depth to allow it to be great; nails the bourbon and barrel influence, lacks enough beer presence. Flavor is toasty with oak, vanilla, toffee and bread, and a soft bourbon presence. A medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this far surpassed my expectations. I always saw this one on tap at the craft bars in Colorado but always passed on it. For whatever reason I assumed it was a dud. Now that I am living in Kentucky and found singles of it on the local shelves, figured I'd give it shot. Certainly glad I did. I have somewhat recently discovered I love good bourbon barrel aged red/amber ales and that is how I would describe this. I really enjoyed it and dig that its offered in 4 packs. Will return to this one for sure.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 23:53:46 | More by denver10
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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