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

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2,383 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 2,383
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 126
Gots: 549 | FT: 8
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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Ratings: 2,383 | Reviews: 581
Photo of greeniedgator
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vipsanius
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pchrishatfield
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome!!!! This is the beer that I compare all other bourbon aged beers to.

Photo of dbnarley
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good bourbon beer. You can smell the bourbon. Taste is smooth and not overpowering.

Photo of uvachief
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAC329
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Head was high and creamy looking but died fast.
Loved the initial aroma when I first popped it.
Taste is smooth easy and just right amount of bourbon.

Photo of Thrifty101091
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buddha5050
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marklaz
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a good tasting beer.

Photo of Jrgelb
4.64/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer. More mellow and refreshing flavor than expected from an 8.2 abv. Nice bourbon and caramel notes

Photo of HOPocracy1026
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rong04
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UTPharm2012
4.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Love bourbon flavor and high alcohol concentration

Photo of ivantheterrible
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thehatch
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jshusc
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigWillie69
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best bourbon ale I've ever tasted

Photo of founddrama
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

That caramelly, almost burnt sweet flavor of the bourbon. That's the strong flavor here. Quite a boozy tasting beer.

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Not much head. Clear golden color. Very nice smell of bourbon. The taste has quite a bit of bourbon, too. Very enjoyable.

Photo of Dgrossen
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmikeusa
4.62/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent overall. Strong, yet smooth. Highly recommended.

Photo of a_f7
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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