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

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Kentucky Bourbon Barrel AleKentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,334 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 119
Gots: 510 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 07-13-2004

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bmwats
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Light amber hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Lots of effervescence. Settles quickly. Very slight, spotty lacing.

S: Woody malt, caramel, and bourbon.

T: Bitter pecan shells and licorice. Malty with a light buttery sweetness, and a light bourbon treatment.

M: Something of a 'thick' feel. Full and hearty in the front, dry bitter finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, and a solid head, but no real lacing. Nose is a woody and buttery with a distinct bourbon smell. Flavor is bitter from the bourbon treatment balanced with a hearty malt and buttery sweetness. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jbcalc
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of anticipation23
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of cjdun86
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of magnusdave
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of blknikon
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JLapadura
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of RWACKO
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of lukulele
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Rekrule
1/5  rDev -72.8%

Photo of DrIPA
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Twal
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Almost no head, the color was bourbonesque, with soft brown tones.

The scent is creamy, milky and sweet with hints off coconuts. Very light bourbon, oak and earth are hard to come by.

The taste is very creamy, silky, milky lactose and strong coconut. I lost the actual bourbon flavor that I expected. The feel ended with a bourbon aftertaste and hints of alcohol on the tongue but overall this is a quality tasting ale.

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of klingenator
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CardiacNP
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice draft pour from Fox & Hound in Ohio served in a nice matching snifter.

Poured a clear golden amber color with a small dense white head. There Was excellent lacing throughout the beer.

The aroma of bourbon was there along with a light sweet scent follow by woody oak hints.

Taste was very smooth slightly sweet with a wonderful bourbon aftertaste. Slight caramel and oak flavors present. Very very small hop characters noted.

Mouth feel was smooth , and a bit viscous. Very light carbonation. Little alcohol finishes but surprisingly light for a 8.2%ABV

Over all a very enjoy able ale. If you like bourbon also you would be please to try this beer. I know I will again.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jimmah120
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

growler served in a brandy snifter

brownish ale color, with a small filmy brown cap. smell is warm with alcohol, also charred brown sugar and bourbon. flat feel to the beer, like a thinned-out aunt jemima. taste is mostly generic bourbon and oak, alcohol is evident. no hops to speak of, ends up disappointing in most aspects.

all-around poor beer

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.