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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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2,336 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,336
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 119
Gots: 511 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

Being a local brewery, i bought this to support them. Glad i did. Good Ale.

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of Katiethuuu
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

A thick off-white head is the first thing you see as your pour, its foamy and extremely thick, which allows it to form a nice thick lacing around the glass. This is a ice medium amber colored ale with some good carbonation as you pour. The carbonation slowly dies down and so does the head, eventually forming a nice thin layer of bubbles completely covering the top of the ale.

Fruits and malts hit your nose first, mild citrus fruits, apples, mild esters all mixed in with grassy and floral note come together to make a nice aroma for this beer.

The malts and citrus fruit zest are the first flavors you taste, followed by a medium alcohol taste. As it warms up, caramel, butter and a bready flavor come through. It really warms up your mouth.

This is a medium to full bodied ale with plenty of carbonation as you drink it. It really coats you mouth well and leaves that nice warming effect as you breath in.

This is quick a nice find and a really great tasting ale, The aromas and flavors really do this beer justice, don't pass it up.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.3%

One word: Butterscotch.

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.96/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of simplejj81
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

I wish this would have been aged more than 6 weeks. Too sweet and not enough heat to meet my expectations for this beer. Its good, but I was hoping for more.

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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,336 ratings.