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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,802 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,802
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 78
Gots: 203 | 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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jstewart1130

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

12-06-2011 04:29:01 | More by jstewart1130
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notchucknorris

California

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from a friend in Cincinnati. Enjoyed with some Skyline Chili. Tasty combination!

A: Clear dark golden color with barely any head. Light pale tan foam lingers for a bit.

S: A nice blast of bourbon on the nose. Some nice vanilla and hints of brandy soaked apricot and oak.

T: The base beer does just enough here to not take away from all the great bourbon flavor but to also not let this beer become a bourbon bomb. Some lightly bready malts peek from behind the bourbon and go well with the subtle vanilla and charred oak bourbon flavor. Very drinkable for all the bourbon present.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 04:20:16 | More by notchucknorris
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

12-04-2011 03:19:22 | More by pogoowner
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: A perfectly clear golden brown. The shade on this one is absolutely beautiful. Not a lot of head-a 1/4 in of fizzy head fades quickly. A significant amount of lacing though.

S: This is easily the most bourbon I've ever gotten in a nose-perhaps because it's on a brown ale, rather than a big stout, but still. I get some sweet malts too-almost hints of raisin in the sweetness-but the nose is just dominated by a sweet bourbon. It smells awesome, but I'm concerned that it's going to taste a bit too sweet.

T: This is one of the more unique brews I've sampled. Upfront is strong bourbon, which is quite pleasant. You get some notes from the oak too. Underneath the bourbon and noticeable oak flavors, is a somewhat standard ale. It's not too sweet, as I feared, but it's right along the line. Definitely one to sip on. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overpowering. The aftertaste is more oak than anything else. It's a good flavor, but the bourbon isn't of the highest quality, so it's unable to break above a B for me.

M: A bit thin to be sure. Finely carbonated, though.

O: An incredibly unique "bourbon ale." I'm glad I have three more to savor. I'd recommend trying this one if you come across it, but don't trip over yourself to locate it.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 01:41:37 | More by Hophead717
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iugrad1984

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-03-2011 21:04:24 | More by iugrad1984
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-02-2011 01:53:16 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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k1001001

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I used to live in Lexington, and I love drinking this beer. Being that Lexington is in the heart of bourbon country, there couldn't be a more fitting beer for the region (I think the beer is aged in casks from Woodford Reserve and Maker's Mark).

Be careful and don't drink too much! It is 8.2% ABV. Much like bourbon, it is best to sip on.

It has a very sweet taste, much like the bourbons that it takes its flavors from. It makes for a good "dessert" beer. If I had one complaint, I would say that sometimes the bourbon overpowers the beer. You can definitely taste when you have a Woodford batch for sure.

For a bourbon-based ale, this is the best. All of the others are weak imitations in comparison.

I prefer it best in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 04:10:40 | More by k1001001
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brandoman63

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.5%

11-29-2011 20:32:02 | More by brandoman63
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voornstar

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2011 02:38:41 | More by voornstar
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-28-2011 01:32:48 | More by rsdaugherty
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2011 19:12:54 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2011 14:18:59 | More by sacrelicio
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-23-2011 14:34:30 | More by waiting4lunch
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bevenson

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-23-2011 03:23:26 | More by bevenson
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 23:06:11 | More by Magery
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Wisconsuds

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-21-2011 17:25:21 | More by Wisconsuds
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Gurrett

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

11-21-2011 16:02:47 | More by Gurrett
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radicalruckus

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-21-2011 04:01:32 | More by radicalruckus
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

11-20-2011 23:17:35 | More by Rempo
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davesway10

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

11-19-2011 15:40:13 | More by davesway10
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

11-19-2011 04:12:37 | More by jmdrpi
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thearsenal

Ohio

1/5  rDev -72.8%

11-18-2011 19:00:01 | More by thearsenal
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darklord2011

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

11-18-2011 16:20:25 | More by darklord2011
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-18-2011 02:53:09 | More by nmann08
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elwood5555

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-17-2011 17:08:36 | More by elwood5555
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,802 ratings.