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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,889 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,889
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 83
Gots: 240 | 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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kirkse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-09-2013 20:12:48 | More by kirkse
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shep8821

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

02-09-2013 07:27:16 | More by shep8821
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AMCPhD

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

02-08-2013 19:56:09 | More by AMCPhD
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-08-2013 14:22:27 | More by RedneckBeerz
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dpage27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-08-2013 03:29:49 | More by dpage27
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Gu3mom

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%

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!

02-07-2013 19:23:54 | More by Gu3mom
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hervinjr

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-07-2013 04:03:45 | More by hervinjr
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NuclearSoAndSo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-06-2013 13:48:35 | More by NuclearSoAndSo
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4/5  rDev +9%

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trehalose111


5/5  rDev +36.2%

02-05-2013 15:03:38 | More by trehalose111
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-05-2013 05:35:26 | More by dmorgan310
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-04-2013 22:45:06 | More by CSQ1111
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

02-04-2013 14:25:31 | More by terence
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epicus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

02-04-2013 13:58:33 | More by epicus
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Ranman1239

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-02-2013 17:17:02 | More by Ranman1239
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -45.5%

02-02-2013 17:14:19 | More by tourdot
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

02-02-2013 03:48:14 | More by Kelp
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suspect

New York

2.38/5  rDev -35.1%

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.

02-02-2013 03:44:21 | More by suspect
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RockinRob925

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2013 13:43:01 | More by RockinRob925
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yamar68

Minnesota

1.38/5  rDev -62.4%

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?

01-30-2013 07:51:00 | More by yamar68
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ShippinUpToBoston

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

01-29-2013 23:58:26 | More by ShippinUpToBoston
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cmeinz

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

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adam42381

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-26-2013 19:07:24 | More by adam42381
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Lewdd

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.5%

01-26-2013 01:53:51 | More by Lewdd
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,889 ratings.