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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,744 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,744
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 67
Gots: 184 | 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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the BAer who brought this to our Nov. '12 Philly 'burbs bottle share.

I was told this comes from a land where you can order Bud, Miller Lite, or Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. So yay, for this. Poured a clear, honey-brown color with a thin bubbly white head that didn't stick around for too long. Aroma of caramel malts, bourbony oak, toffee. It's always interesting to taste a bourbon-aged beer that isn't a stout or porter, and it really works for this beer, which would probably otherwise be a simple, timid, English ale. Pale malts, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, bourbon and vanilla; pretty much nothing as far as hoppiness goes. Medium body, fairly smooth and creamy, slick with booze but not harsh or hot, lower carbonation. Yeah, it was different, and it was good.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 09:33:51 | More by Rifugium
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Martstar

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-06-2012 02:00:24 | More by Martstar
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-05-2012 14:19:38 | More by CWhite
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-05-2012 03:28:00 | More by StoutIrish
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uhcougar

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this on a trip this summer. Poured it into a Jester King Tour Glass.

Copper Color,very little head but decent lacing. This bottle is dated
Dec 2011, but it has been cellared since June, and considering the high abv, it should have been able to hold up.

Smells like bourbon, but not like very good bourbon.

Taste is OK, pretty much bourbon and nothing else. Malt doesn't come through.

Not thin or heavy on the mouthfeel.

This beer is OK, but I am not super excited about trying to get it again. I think that my preference is for stouts aged in bourbon barrels and not this type of ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 21:37:43 | More by uhcougar
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HazardousBrewer

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-04-2012 00:22:43 | More by HazardousBrewer
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Waymore

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-03-2012 22:26:15 | More by Waymore
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Angryzen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-03-2012 19:49:21 | More by Angryzen
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DukeX13

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-03-2012 17:18:03 | More by DukeX13
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beerzerker


4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-03-2012 03:16:46 | More by beerzerker
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

11-02-2012 13:04:19 | More by dvmin98
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-01-2012 20:51:11 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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YCantWeNotBeSober

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-31-2012 03:25:13 | More by YCantWeNotBeSober
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-31-2012 00:09:05 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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NateMac13

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.8%

10-28-2012 04:51:41 | More by NateMac13
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-27-2012 14:23:57 | More by splendidsplinter
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dswion

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2012 14:43:26 | More by dswion
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esdeebrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-26-2012 10:40:04 | More by esdeebrew
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TedE

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-25-2012 15:48:01 | More by TedE
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-24-2012 16:13:08 | More by JohnK17
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poodog

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-24-2012 14:56:29 | More by poodog
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-23-2012 22:55:03 | More by freewill35
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taryn


4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-23-2012 00:25:33 | More by taryn
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-22-2012 17:05:08 | More by sendbeer
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sardonicone

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sent into a beer mug.

Appearance: Light amber, 2 finger head that left nice lacing and a bubble ring around the glass.

Smell: Vanilla bean and scotch. Not overpowering, in fact it's a very mellowing scent.

Taste: Fantastic imho. Vanilla, scotch, almost nutty, something roasted, can't quite make out what, but I love it. Bitter on the back end.

Mouth: Medium, slightly over carbonated, the liquor burns on your tongue while you leave it there, burns on the back end and has a familiar warming sensation all the way down.

This has quickly become a favorite of mine, and is a routine member of my rotation.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 03:30:15 | More by sardonicone
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,744 ratings.