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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,874
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 81
Gots: 234 | 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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ixodus

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%

Thanks to auroracrisis for providing this in a trade.

A: Pours golden amber in color with a small white head that dissipates quickly into foam just covering the surface leaving no lacing.

S: Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, bread, small trace of alcohol.

T: The barrel is on the main stage in this one. Oak, vanilla, and bourbon in the forefront, and bready caramel in the back. Quite smooth and not very hot, easy drinking,

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation and a little bit of warming from the alcohol. Could have been a little more full.

O: Overall it's definitely the most easy to drink bourbon barrel beer I've ever had. My glass went empty fast. If it were available here I'd definitely pick some up.

12-31-2011 03:41:08 | More by ixodus
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cssosprey

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-30-2011 01:50:47 | More by cssosprey
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +3%

Pours a clear amber with a little off-white head.
Smell is sweet, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, some malt.
Taste is vanilla, caramel, bourbon; pretty sweet.
Very smooth, creamy.
Not much 'beer' taste in this one, just enough to keep it from being an all bourbon taste. One of my wive's favorites, I drink it when it's there but I don't go out of my way for it. It's a nice way to get a full bourbon flavor without the burn/ alcohol harshness.

12-28-2011 01:17:14 | More by vrbulldog22
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-27-2011 22:36:05 | More by TheBishopco
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2011 10:00:54 | More by Grebdioz
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bigdaddyvoodoo

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%

12-26-2011 04:37:47 | More by bigdaddyvoodoo
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cashbrook

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

12-26-2011 02:29:43 | More by cashbrook
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GentlemanJoel

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-24-2011 17:04:20 | More by GentlemanJoel
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zachary80

Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.5%

12-20-2011 20:30:56 | More by zachary80
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json83

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-19-2011 01:19:56 | More by json83
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edk218

Illinois

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-17-2011 23:09:37 | More by edk218
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-16-2011 00:33:10 | More by andrewj17
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured a 1" off-white head. Body is slightly copper colored and slightly hazed. Smells of malt and mildly vanilla. Taste has much more vanilla, caramel, and malt, and it's a touch salty. Medium finish.

I was quite pleased with this because it brings the indulgance of bourbon without the harsh high aclohol burn common in other bourbon barrel aged beers. Nice product.

12-15-2011 03:09:15 | More by MoreThanWine
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured on tap and served in a snifter, the beer is a light, clean, golden-chestnut coloring with a thin, off-white head. Aromas are light and sweet, with a vanilla, slight booze, and creamy blend. The beer's flavors are smooth and rich, with a cream overlay of the booze/bourbon characteristics, with a light toffee malt laced throughout. The aftertaste is the creamy sweetness, almost buttercream. Smooth, light finish. Very enticing. Strong flavor profiles, but remains well balanced on the smooth body.

12-14-2011 19:21:35 | More by GarthDanielson
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sobeleg

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

12-13-2011 04:51:37 | More by sobeleg
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

12-11-2011 23:44:29 | More by brokentee
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

12-11-2011 07:23:07 | More by akttr
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supercolter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

12-10-2011 20:12:55 | More by supercolter
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wmickdds32

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-10-2011 12:52:35 | More by wmickdds32
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amart80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-07-2011 22:52:43 | More by amart80
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-07-2011 04:17:59 | More by captainbearcat
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

12-06-2011 19:29:15 | More by mcorwin
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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%

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.

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
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale from Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.