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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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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: mostly clear, somewhere between straw and golden. The full creamy off white saves it.
Smell: Oak and vanilla, brown sugar, and bourbon, but fairly tame, not as rich as all those flavors would suggest.
Taste: matches the nose.
Overall: very nice. I still prefer the monsters but this is a solid beer.

09-02-2012 00:02:16 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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jdkoch

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-01-2012 18:10:07 | More by jdkoch
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a beautiful clear coppery amber with a thick and rather persistent fluffy ivory head. Malty aroma has a strong, oaky overtone of bourbon barrel and a hint of caramel. Bourbon and oak dominate the flavor, but not too much, letting through malty and subtle fruity notes plus a caramel hint. Firm texture has OK fizz and leaves a nice bourbon-barrel finish. I hope that this is a year-round beer and not a one-and-done special.

08-31-2012 21:21:31 | More by Cyberkedi
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KingHenry

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-30-2012 23:47:35 | More by KingHenry
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astebelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

08-28-2012 01:17:55 | More by astebelton
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

Tried this beer at the midwest brew fest. The beer poured a copperish color with a minimial head. Smells like whiskey rather than beer. Taste like a combination of bourbon and beer which I find unique. Went down smooth as beer and with a hint of whiskey. Overall a good beer for those who like bourbon.

08-28-2012 00:12:59 | More by WoodBrew
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GrowlerProwler

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-27-2012 13:16:44 | More by GrowlerProwler
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FosterJM

California

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%

1473rd Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter
12oz

2012 Vintage

Thanks to EgadBananas for the trade

App- Was really suprised at the coloring of this beer. Was more of a golden color and was expecting a deeper brown/crimson color. The head was a quick receding off white with maybe 2 dots of cling.

Smell- Incredible bourbon notes. Char, vanilla, oak and malts. The beer is as close to pure bourbon I have smelled on a -BA beer before. Floral and pleasant to say the least.

Taste- It's a very tasty beer. Lots going on but blended well. Malty and smooth with a rich vanilla flavor and a little bit of oak on the back end. Not overly boozy but you get a lot of the bourbon notes to it.

Mouth- A thinner medium body with a low/medium carbonation. Residual spicey boozey flavor with hints of vanilla.

Drink- A good beer. Very barrel and booze forward. I really enjoyed it. I bet this would be a good one for aging.

08-27-2012 01:59:07 | More by FosterJM
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eheinz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-26-2012 23:44:12 | More by eheinz
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-26-2012 23:31:49 | More by pjs234
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fionn13

Ireland

4/5  rDev +9%

08-25-2012 18:04:02 | More by fionn13
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

08-24-2012 04:25:17 | More by UltimateLivewire
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landrum8


5/5  rDev +36.2%

08-22-2012 22:49:14 | More by landrum8
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Huntingtonbasser

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

08-21-2012 20:57:34 | More by Huntingtonbasser
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-21-2012 17:45:31 | More by slowdaddy
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-21-2012 03:57:06 | More by PatGreer
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

2/5  rDev -45.5%

08-21-2012 02:43:24 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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vfgccp

New York

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%

A - Surprisingly clear orange brown body. Fine white head with low retention and ok lace.

S - Super sweet with brown sugar and yellow raisin, slightly boozy, lots of vanilla, touch of wet oak.

T - Vanilla ice cream, cream soda, and bourbon complete with vanilla and an edge of oak. Touch watery.

M - Light frame, especially for the style. Low on carbonation.

O - The sweetness is definitely off balance, but when you sit back and work through flavors it tastes like a bourbon ice cream float, and at face value that's a pretty tasty.

08-19-2012 23:09:00 | More by vfgccp
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2012 04:23:05 | More by JRod1969
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EtherealArtistry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-18-2012 04:22:35 | More by EtherealArtistry
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FrankyV


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-17-2012 17:09:22 | More by FrankyV
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-16-2012 17:13:29 | More by harpus
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metter98

New York

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

On-tap at Harrigan’s Tavern, Dayton, OH

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color. It poured with a thin head on the surface that left some lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of bourbon in the nose; the smell intensifies as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the bourbon barrel aging really stands out in the taste, imparting flavors of bourbon and vanilla along with hints of oak. The vanilla becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The bourbon is nicely incorporated into this beer and doesn’t really add alcohol heat. I enjoyed this because the bourbon is very evident but not overpowering.

08-16-2012 14:35:22 | More by metter98
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-15-2012 00:52:37 | More by reitzbrewing
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RockinFink82


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-13-2012 08:09:48 | More by RockinFink82
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,889 ratings.