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

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1,987 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,987
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 90
Gots: 286 | FT: 4
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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5/5  rDev +36.2%

JMCrocker, May 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

TQ802, Oct 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

anoronha, Sep 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

AshlixTee, Jun 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

JSullivan04, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

tbarnett80, Jul 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

TwoForty, Mar 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Jvcshad, Dec 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

DanS24, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

holmesmi, Sep 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Atsukan, Dec 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

robtist75, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of McNealc31
4.95/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

All the familiar characteristics of a good bourbon hit me immediately. That oakey and vanilla scent, the copper color. It drinks like the smoothest bourbon you've ever had with that unctuous buttery feel going down. And a hint of residual warmth. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is delicious, smooth, and has an aggressive, tricky 8% ABV.

McNealc31, Sep 10, 2011
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4.92/5  rDev +34.1%

Jeff_Benson, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of bbd496
4.88/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

THis beer blew me away . I got it at Grapes and Grains in Barrington Rhode Island and it was absolutly astounding. I have never had a bourbon Barrel age beer taste so perfect. The vanilla and finish of bourbon flavor is so smooth and elegant but robust at the same time. I have found a new favorite.

bbd496, May 25, 2012
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4.85/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'll start this by saying I'd gladly drink this beer every day for the rest of my life. It brings together everything great about bourbon, the smokiness, vanilla hints, and oak tastes, and combines it effortlessly with a malty, sweet ale, not a dark and brooding porter or stout. This yields the most drinkable attempt of adding bourbon to beer that I've ever tasted.

Appearance - Nothing special, but it does hold a great head, looks great in and out of the bottle, and is reminiscent of bourbon.

Smell - Bourbon and beer--perfect.

Taste - Again, perfectly combines two of the most amazing creations on earth.

Mouthfeel - Crisp, sweet, and sumptuous. No harsh notes of alcohol from the aging in bourbon barrels. Just smooth and wonderful.

- Adam from Tipped Mixology

TippedMixology, May 23, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +31.9%

Lance_G, Sep 14, 2014
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4.81/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was only the 3rd beer that I found that I liked the taste of enough to not need to wash down every sip with another non-beer drink. That aside, I actually like this beer and would drink it daily if it was around and I didn't have to go anywhere.

I like stouts and sort of like porters. I don't like a barley taste, and this had none of that.

I tasted something sweet and savory, almost chocolate in nature. It was nicely fizzy and goes exceptionally well with Pringles Sour Cream and Chives, with a side of LOTR or The Hobbit.

I'm very happy my local ABC carries it and will be very disappointed if I ever go there and it's not an option.

If you're not a big beer drinker because you haven't found one you like, I recommend trying this one.

NoHorsePiss, Jan 29, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +30.8%

jmbranum, Sep 05, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,987 ratings.