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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,891 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,891
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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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -3.8%

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-ochre colored with about a 2 finger head that stays around for awhile

S-bourbon dominates when being poured and still strong when the glass is sitting on the table and can be smelled for a few feet. When the glass rest for a time it settles down I can smell a litte carmel and vanilla as well

T-bourbon comes throgh here as well with a faint touch of malt but not a lot really

M-light to medium bodied with pretty good carbonation throughout

O-I guess I would go along with the people calling it a bourbon bomb

12-03-2012 14:17:11 | More by tvv375ia
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HisGrinz


2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

12-03-2012 03:54:17 | More by HisGrinz
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smalenberg

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%

A - lovely amber with slightly beige head

S - Woodiness from the barrel aging, bourbon and malty sweetness combine. Bourbon comes through stronger as the beer rests and hints of alcohol strength.

T - very flavorful malty sweetness with caramel and candy notes followed quickly by the strength of the bourbon.

M - smooth with a bite of alcohol, the body seems light at first, but as the bourbon makes its presence know, it moves quickly to medium. Some alcohol warmth, but not unpleasant. Long lingering bourbon sweetness on the palate.

O - Really glad I've had the opportunity to taste the base amber used to make this beer, which is good in its own right. The bourbon barrel aging takes it up a few notches. Very well done and well worth a try if you appreciate bourbon.

In a Duvel glass.

12-03-2012 00:06:39 | More by smalenberg
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jlambrig

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-02-2012 23:50:55 | More by jlambrig
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mwar

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-02-2012 18:28:22 | More by mwar
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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jawneyt

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-02-2012 07:31:10 | More by jawneyt
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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bgramels

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-29-2012 15:05:27 | More by bdn72
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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New York

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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asigler


4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-22-2012 13:28:29 | More by DrFunkenstein
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-22-2012 01:39:35 | More by bmoney
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-20-2012 23:03:36 | More by jsurfs82
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-19-2012 00:02:24 | More by RBorsato
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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shand

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

I've got to say, I was excited to see this one come to Florida. I've heard about it being an unbalanced bourbon bomb, but I've enjoyed other beers of a similar nature like Twisted Pine's Reilly's Oak Whiskey Red, so I'm hoping this one will be to my liking as well. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale pours much lighter than I expected, a pretty clear orange color with a small head. The aroma hits right away with vanilla and oak, with sweet malts, grains, and a distinct boozy note. The taste is rather remarkable in that it really tastes quite like a bourbon without the burn. Not a great bourbon, but a surely passable one. Kinda like an Evan Williams kind of thing going on, if you dig. It's got vanilla and oak from the barrel as well. Very unique in the sheer force of flavor going on - there's absolutely nothing here but bourbon and barrel. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, and slick. Works well with the bourbon feel. The drinkability is pretty solid. Overall, I like this beer. It works as almost a "session bourbon", if you will.

11-18-2012 03:14:46 | More by shand
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,891 ratings.