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

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2,143 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,143
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 98
Gots: 360 | FT: 5
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Taycro, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

davidwhatshisnam, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

geocool, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

wrentmore, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

brpendergast85, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Gear54
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: minimal amount of foam that faded quickly. It had a dark copper color and slight lacing.

S: vanilla and oak mostly with a slight alcohol note underneath

T: to me this beer lived up to its potential. It was slightly sweet with vanilla and oak flavored. There was little doubt about the bourbon barrel's impact on this brew. Hardly any bitterness

M: light with a lasting bourbon finish

O: This wasn't the beer I was planning on having at the pub but I'm glad it's the one that landed on my coaster! I'll be grabbing some for the beer fridge!

Gear54, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

indirectly_direct, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

PacificCoaster, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

J_Dill, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mschock1, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

MPSTARR, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; a beautiful bronze; 1 finger egg shell head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass; little lacing;

S: vanilla, oak. a little boozy;

T: vanilla up front, oak and booze at mid-palate; vanilla really comes through in the finish; very little bitterness;

M; light to medium bodied - lighter than I expected; moderate carbonation;

O: maybe this beer had been built up too much, but I was a little disappointed; this is a nice beer, bit not as complex as I would have liked;

HamdenHector, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

EGreen, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

valkyre65, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

EN27, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

huntermop, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AlpacaAlpaca, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

TJMoney, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

allman933, Jun 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

gspeicher, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Kevin_Chapman, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of lochef81
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bba ale pours a handsome deep copper color with very little head but decent film and legs. The aroma is a rich blend of vanilla, oak, leather, and nice warm booze. The flavor is just as rich and delicious. There is alot of bourbon here and alcohol heat. Its actually surprisingly hot given the abv. Mouthfeel is thick n sticky, in the best way. I love this, but I also love bourbon. If you don't then you're gonna hate this. If you do, do yourself a favor and drink this at room temperature.

lochef81, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

dsshuck, Jun 24, 2014
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,143 ratings.