Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale - Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
At our house, we use a 10-point scale. For this particular beer our ratings are as follows:
Her - 0 Too reminiscent of Cream Soda; not what's wanted in a beer.
Him - 7 A little sweet and rather flat.
An okay change of pace but couldn't/wouldn't make a steady diet of it. Cheers!
Serving type: growler
02-07-2013 19:23:54 | More by Gu3mom
2.38/5 rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Real Ale Snifter.
A: Pours a crystal clear amber color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger fast fading white head.
S: BIG Bourbon in the nose. Wood and some vanilla and hints of tannin-y saw dust type of smell.
T: Bourbon is tamed down a little with some sweetness and wood. Not complex and an underwhelming
M: Thin and undercarbonated. Messy finish.
O: Boy this is a beer that's completely all over the place. It's got such a big bourbony nose but falls flat on the flavor. It's thin and watered down and the color is weird.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 03:44:21 | More by suspect
1.38/5 rDev -62.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Pours an awkwardly transparent caramel gold with a thin finger of white head that is just as awkward - dissipates quickly, showing more fizz than true carbonation. No real lacing but a touch of alcohol legging.
Have you ever had Kentucky Beau? It sort of smells like that... grainy alcohol character smothered with a "bourbon" aroma... vanilla syrup and faint brown sugar.
Watery cheap bourbon with a vanilla/caramel sweetness. It finishes with a weird sweet corn type mellowness... the fact that it's as thin as a Bud Select 55 doesn't really do us any favors.
How is this a viable beer to produce? Did we all just get punk'd? What is this world coming to?
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2013 07:51:00 | More by yamar68
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,744 ratings.