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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,875 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 82
Gots: 234 | FT: 3
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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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-02-2012 05:51:18 | More by BYOFB
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FrankK

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08-15-2013 02:21:35 | More by FrankK
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California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-14-2013 07:09:11 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-07-2013 06:53:35 | More by deonreds
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-22-2012 22:42:53 | More by vegasmac99
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-11-2013 01:13:09 | More by MNBeer1017
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thufflife

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-06-2014 14:14:29 | More by thufflife
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WOLFGANG

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-28-2013 21:00:21 | More by WOLFGANG
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bigpoppa67

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-08-2013 01:15:31 | More by bigpoppa67
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BLITZNGRINS

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-01-2013 22:45:59 | More by BLITZNGRINS
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JoyHelfrich

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-05-2013 03:18:10 | More by JoyHelfrich
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-16-2013 04:15:02 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-18-2013 22:35:48 | More by fellowrs
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-07-2013 13:27:01 | More by tommyguz
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-07-2013 00:48:59 | More by CDubbs75
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-08-2013 23:29:40 | More by davemathews68
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-14-2013 17:53:06 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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magnusdave

New York

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Texas

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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

12oz bottle served in a mug.

pours a clear, medium-light amber tone while yielding a finger or so of short lived head. not much lacing to speak of. nose is a bit more subdued than i was anticipating with subtle notes of caramel malt, a touch of vanilla and mild bourbon.

flavor mostly follows the aroma with caramel, vanilla, a little oak, and some - though not a lot of - bourbon. unique flavor profile, not what i expected. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, while it does have the uniqueness element going for it, in the final analysis it's an average beer - doesn't really work for me. it's not terrible, just not something i would seek out again. worth a try though.

(originally reviewed: 02-08-2012)

06-23-2012 04:33:44 | More by BostonHops
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

Thanks to Dave Guay for sharing. Pours a golden-copper hue with a crystal clarity and no head. Nose is fairly subdued - some bourbon notes as well as a trace of butter and burnt sugar. Flavors come off a bit watered down and the bourbon is a bit masked. There's also a slight graininess in the mix. It all comes off a bit light and not what I would consider within the American Strong Ale category. Mouthfeel is light in body with a smooth, even carbonation. Overall, I found this beer interesting, but somewhat lacking in a clear style or identity. Maybe a little more time in the bourbon barrels would impart more character.

07-01-2012 14:20:38 | More by Jwale73
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

12oz bottle served in a mug.

pours a clear, medium-light amber tone while yielding a finger or so of short lived head. not much lacing to speak of.

nose is a bit more subdued than i was expecting with subtle notes of caramel malt, a touch of vanilla and mild bourbon.

flavor mostly follows the aroma with caramel, vanilla, a little oak, and some - though not a lot - bourbon. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, while it does have the uniqueness element going for it, in the final analysis it's an average beer; just doesn't work for me. that said, it's not terrible, just not something i would seek out again.

02-08-2012 21:35:09 | More by perrymarcus
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jampics2

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%

On tap at the B-Spot.

A pint glass arrives with a caramel colored liquid with small residual head.

Smells of bourbon, sweet caramel malt, mild hops, vanilla. Nice aroma from an unassuming beer.

Taste is bourbon, vanilla, coconut. Smooth but nothing is really jumping. This does NOT taste like a beer with a shot dumped into it, but it also doesn't show enough of the intricate flavors that bourbon barrel aging can impart IMO.

Mouthfeel is weak - undercarbed and watery.

Drinkability is better than average, although it is certainly not a multi-dimensional beer. One and done for me.

12-21-2009 16:27:23 | More by jampics2
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.