Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.78/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A friend of mine brought back a single 12oz bottle of this beer for me when he returned from the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. He said they come in 4 packs for $8.99. No freshness date.
The beer poured a perfectly clear amber/copper color with a 1½-finger white head that had decent retention. Thin rings of lace slid down the glass as I drank it.
The beer has a wonderful bourbon smell with a hefty dose of vanilla, as well as some oak barrel and alcohol.
While the bourbon isn't overpowering, it is the dominant flavor in this beer. Not much in the way of either malt or hops as vanilla, oak, and alcohol make up the balance of the flavors. Sort of reminds me of a watered down highball (whiskey and ginger ale over ice).
Much thinner and lighter than I thought it would be with carbonation on the low to moderate side. It goes down nice and smooth though.
A nice sipper and a nice change of pace beer. For a really great bourbon barreled beer, try Goose Island's.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2012 06:55:14 | More by matjack85
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