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

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

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2,283 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 116
Gots: 466 | 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:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004

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.
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Photo of Jordanmtate
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
2.33/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden with a fairly decent head but virtually no lacing from the mostly white foam. Nose was mostly bourbon, not much else peeking through. Tasted pretty nice for a short moment as the hints of vanilla, oak and caramel came across for just the tiniest instant before they dropped out, leaving only a thin remnant of tannins.

Photo of WunderLlama
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a snifter

Clear copper color with steady stream of bubbles. White one finger foam settles to flotsam and jetsam rafts of bubbles. Some lacings

Faint bourbon aroma

Faint bourbon taste , oak and vanilla

Had this on draft at a restaurant. It was excellent. Ordered a second glass. Still excellent. Saw it on the shelf of the local packie and had to try it. Wow! What a 180 . Nowhere near as enjoyable in the bottle as it was on draft. I will not buy this in bottles again, only draft. Never had such a drastic disparity in taste between bottle and draft.

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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.16/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +30.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.9/5  rDev -21%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Being a local brewery, i bought this to support them. Glad i did. Good Ale.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.